Are You In Control Of Your Religious Life Or Does It Control You

We hear about marriages where it turns out one half wants to dominate in bizarre ways the other half. I suggest that anyone in a religion which tries to tell you who to marry and why should leave it. We all know of the rules in the Old Testament, what to eat and what to…
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Why Christianity Is A Tough Sell (For A Few Of Us)

Atheist author Bart Ehrman’s new book is about how Christianity, the faith of a tiny few, became a major world religion. In early chapters he traces what, to him, was the path that started it. I found it helpful to trace the apparent thinking of Paul and the writing that laid out the faith’s case.…
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Muslim Women Who Derail Jihadists

The tiny nation of Morocco produces too many suicide bombers for its size. Its government launched an unusual program to train women, instead of men, to attack the problem. The link explains that Muslim women have access to family discussions more freely than Muslim men. If a mother, for example, thinks her son is slipping into…
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A Nun Points To Hypocrisy In “Pro Life” Politics

Once in a while we hear a logical position from the political wing know as “pro life.” In this case a Nun delivers a left hook to those who claim to be pro life but oppose programs that promote lives of children. Sister Joan Chittister has a Ph. D. and has written 50 books. For…
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Coming: Silence On Abortion From The Chinese Catholic Church

China is the most secular country in the world. Most Christians there in past decades were Catholics. Catholics spent lots of money marketing in China.  Now most are Protestants. Both groups are growing but what is happening is a lesson in the social sciences. When people there are asked what Christianity is about and what…
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