Do Catholic Clergy Have A Pipeline To God When Telling The Flock How To Vote?

Clergy in the Catholic branch of Christianity are considered to be representatives of God.  At least, that’s my understanding of it. While this responsibility to interpret what the god wants applies to religious matters, does it apply to politics?  Catholic clergy are everywhere, these days, telling the flock how to vote. One has to believe clergy believe they are the god’s representatives in instructing Catholic voters.…
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Hell Sells.

To me, one of the fascinating topics in the Christian faith is hell.  It’s relationship to the preoccupation of most Christians, sin, is so tight they are virtually one and the same. There is a new movie which explores the faith’s attitude toward hell, Hellbound.  In the attached trailer, the two competing views of hell are discussed.   One view is…
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Class Warfare Is Coming.

Last night I saw a play entitled, Good People.  Then this morning I heard the second part of an interview with J K Rowlings about her new adult novel, The Causal Vacancy. While listening to Rowlings, it occurred to me she was almost talking about the drama I saw last night.  The theme is the…
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Christians Have The Cross, Jews Have The Star, What Do Atheists Have?

There is so much interest in things like logos and symbols.  Here is N. D. we’ve argued for years about use of the Fighting Sioux. The Christian Cross and Jewish Star of David communicate something about the faiths.  But, what symbol would communicate no faith? The most popular atheist symbol seems to be an artful letter “A”.  It’s ironic the…
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Romney Could Win With This Speech:

“Friends, I’m here  to tell you what will make this country greater than ever.  It’s to follow the principles of capitalism. “A capitalistic country must compete.  Our country is not competing like it can. “One reason is our health system is too expensive and ineffective.  We need to apply capitalistic principles. “Capitalism, private firms, have insurance.  Each firm tries to…
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