Ross Douthat misses the point: the institution of the church is no longer central to the practice of religion It wasn’t long after I entered my doctoral program some 20 years ago […]
Pope Francis: I can’t believe the Cardinals haven’t murdered the crazy bastard yet
Progressive reformer can’t be what the College of Cardinals expected… I don’t traditionally care for popes. The Roman Catholic Church has this really long history of promoting oppression and corruption and ignorance, […]
St. Patrick’s Day: wearing o’ the black
Originally posted 3.17.08 and re-posted each St. Patrick’s Day. I won’t be wearing green today. Don’t get me wrong – like many Americans, I’ve got plenty of Irish blood in my veins, […]
It's time for the feds to consider RICO charges against the Boy Scouts of America
Back in September Kim Christensen and Jason Felch of the Los Angeles Times broke an absolute blockbuster of a story: the Boy Scouts of America have, for decades, been providing cover for pedophiles […]
Which religion is best?
I do not believe in God. Still, arguing against God, as Dawkins, Harris and the late Christopher Hitchens have done, is a mug’s game. Whether it’s Allah, or dead relatives, or the […]
When Jesus Attacks! Why don't we care that the Catholic Church is officially whipping Congress?
Part 2 of 2. (Read part 1…) It’s Time to Separate Church and State, Once and for All If you recall, anti-Catholic prejudice was once a problem for Catholic politicians in the […]
Jesus Gone Wild! It's time to separate church and state, once and for all
Part 1 of 2. I tripped across a provocative headline in the Wall Street Journal the other day: “They Need to be Liberated from Their God.” Turns out the story was about […]
Vatican Observatory says aliens would be "God's creatures"
Reverend Jose Gabriel Funes, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, was quoted in an Associated Press article as saying that any extraterrestrials, if they exist, would be “extraterrestrial brothers”. Apparently, Ref. […]
ArtSunday: â€œ…to see and be amazedâ€: The LIFE and times of technology in America, 11/23/36-12/29/72
Part one in a series. During its 36-year run, LIFE Magazine traversed a period of technological innovation and peril unsurpassed in the recorded history of humanity. As the first issue was released […]
The One True Church
Pope Palpatine is at it again: Pope: Other Christians Not True Churches By NICOLE WINFIELD (Associated Press Writer) From Associated Press July 10, 2007 11:35 AM EDTLORENZAGO DI CADORE, Italy – Pope […]