This meme posted by the United Church of Christ, based on a quote by Elie Wiesel (US News & World Report, October 27, 1986) has shown up in a few news feed posts of late. The complete quote: Continue reading
I have been warned for the last time, apparently… Continue reading
The interview I did with Bert Montgomery earlier in the year ended up appearing in The Huffington Post, the Burnside Writers Collective, Faithlab, and on Bert’s own blog. He’s resourceful! The version that appeared in all these publications was about half the length of the whole interview. The unedited full version, done initially in two parts, appears below and includes a whole bunch of other important stuff on religion and faith, CCM, Undercover and even a bit on The Fugs! Now what interview would be complete without that?
We’ve heard them all. Science is a religion. It takes more faith to believe in science (or the big bang, or evolution, or an old earth, or climate change, or…) than it does to believe in God. Today brought another set of comparisons of science to religion and religion to science in a Facebook discussion but from a different angle. Continue reading
Those who have ever made use of an online dating website know that part of signing up involves filling out a questionnaire that often includes stating one’s religious preferences. Besides the usual denominational and sectarian choices there is probably also an option for “Spiritual But Not Religious.” Continue reading
I suppose the deathbed question was inevitable and it finally came my way. I will be as painfully honest and thorough as I can in answering it, but I also have plenty to say about the nature of the question itself because I see it often. Continue reading
Another week of go-rounds with Christians of various persuasion and world views has left me as it often does, with a question or so, a theme for the week, as it were. This one was about theology and science, no trivial discussion. It began harmlessly enough, with me reading the article, Richard Dawkins Celebrates a Victory Over Creationists, from The Guardian. Continue reading
Oh yes, my brothers and sisters, I believe these things. Truly and without guile I bear witness, I testify, I can give you a hearty “Amen!” I want to be the purple stripe. “Don’t tell me then ‘be like the rest.’”