Category Archives: Religion

Discussion with a transcendendalist

Recently I received notice of a comment on a thread that I thought was dead and buried months ago. Apparently not so. The article being commented on began thus: “Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a list of … Continue reading

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Somehow I became part of a Facebook group that calls itself the Flaming Liberals and states “This group is for inquisitive people who identify as liberal or progressive and don’t mind the occasional bad pun or left-field digression.” There are … Continue reading

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H.R. 7

It has been very interesting, illuminating even, to talk to young Americans here in Siena.  A conversation today highlighted the fact that an American child born into poverty is very likely to remain there. The poor kid doesn’t have a … Continue reading

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Extremism by any other name……

It must be hard being a Muslim in France today (Jan 18, 2015), the day after “Allah is great” chanting gunmen killed 12 journalists and wounded another 11 in Paris. It must be hard being a Muslim in Nigeria where … Continue reading

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Despair – God or Gas?

I’m not quite sure how it happened, but I recently attended a meeting of a group formed to discuss the book “Thank God for Evolution” by Michael Dowd. I haven’t read the book and I’m an atheist, so go figure. … Continue reading

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God, Greed and Government – part 5

This is half of the God part of a lengthy essay I wrote.  The other half appears under “The Old Testament” Perhaps God knows the answers. (to the problems of greed and government) Recently I read an op-ed piece entitled … Continue reading

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Holier than thou

This is a topic about which I will have a lot to say.  Let’s start with a recent (September 2013) letter to our local newspaper: Holier than Thou Call me a pagan, an infidel, an agnostic, an atheist, a blasphemer, … Continue reading

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