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Want to Understand Islam?

What with all the hysteria over terrorism in this political season, I found it satisfying to find this straightforward explanation published in the Washington Post by professor of religions at Georgetown University  John L. Esposito onSunday, July 22, 2007. Nearly half … Continue reading

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A Choice: Skepticism or Dogma?

A news item today presents a useful example of the difference between science and religion, something that continues to confuse many people. The announcement, confirming that the oldest fragment of the early Earth is 4.4 billion years old, is based … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It

Contrary to the beliefs of some, science doesn’t attack religion, it simply fails to explain it. Religion on the other hand has historically often attacked science, perhaps first notoriously in the case of Galileo Galilei.  Religion recoils when science presents rational … Continue reading

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On The Human Condition

An interesting thing about science is that while it is sometimes profound it is always incomplete. Science approaches complete understanding asymptotically, denouement denied but progress usually satisfying nonetheless. Our species, Homo Sapiens, young at some twenty millennia, has made enormous … Continue reading

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Politics and Faith

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….” – from the First Amendment to the Constitution Never before in my lifetime of over seven decades do I recall the intersection of religion … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom in America, or Why School History Books Stink

There was a massacre of an entire wagon train, about 120 Christian men, women and children on 9/11.  The “Mountain Meadows Massacre” was committed in 1857 by Christians of a different sect, Mormons.  This might seem bizarre, but historically speaking … Continue reading

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