How do Bible Christians reconcile support for the execution with the story of the Woman Taken in Adultery?
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55% of Reps favor making Christianity the official state religion. Only a third support religious freedom.
Things have come to a pretty pass when religion is allowed to invade public life -Lord Melbourne, rebuking William Wilberforce for invoking Christian arguments against slavery
What may be the most unenlightening collection of pop epistemology, or theolosomethingorother, ever somehow commanded space in the NYT this week, beginning with totally wooly noodling by a self-proclaimed creationist that somehow got six more people to outgas on it. The operative question is framed as “believing in” science (and its big-bang, old-universe, evolutionary branches), […]
Richard Dawkins’ atheist fundamentalism drives some people to become religious
Via Jared Bernstein, we learn about how the sequester has made us a stronger country: At least two Indiana Head Start programs have resorted to a random drawing to determine which three-dozen preschool students will be removed from the education program for low-income families, a move officials said was necessary to limit the impact of […]
A prediction that Pope Francis will move on clerical celibacy.
The god of irony is everywhere and never sleeps. Who would have guessed that the first pope from the global South would be an ethnic European, from the most European southern country? …that this third non-Italian pope in several centuries would be from the most Italian country outside Italy and have Italian parents? Who would […]
I do not seek to understand so that I may believe; but I believe so that I may understand. For I believe this also, that ‘unless I believe, I shall not understand’. –Anselm of Canterbury
Is it wrong to bury the Catholic Richard III in a Protestant church? Maybe not.