The Crash: Required Intolerance Of Catholic Hierarchy And Required Tolerance Of Its Universities

While the same dilemma exists in Protestant denominations and their universities the Catholic size makes for the most interesting study. Religion is based on myth. Universities exist to expose myths. When universities which were started by Christian denominations grow and want to compete with secular ones for grants, students and faculty they need to treat…
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A Siege Mentality Works For All Of Us

The election of Donald Trump and the candidacy of Roy Moore has seen “religion” outpaced the threat of siege. “They are coming for our guns, gays are coming for our children, Muslims and Mexicans are coming for our jobs, etc.” The irony is Trump and Moore are the enemies of churches. Church attendance is down…
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The Coming War Over Religion And Local Zoning

There must be a lot of these going on at any moment. I just happened on one in New Jersey. It it about a Hispanic congregation, Pentecostal I assume, which was growing so rapidly it needed a larger building. It purchased an empty commercial property and applied for zoning as a religious use. The local…
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Teens Have More Sex In The Bible Belt

Which states are more prim and proper, red states or blue states? It turns of states which vote majority Republican are states with more teenage sex than states that vote majority Democrat. Bible Belt states that regularly vote Republican have more of certain kinds of recorded sin. Spousal abuse is another. There are commenters here…
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Myths About Income Inequality Spill Over Into Religion

A general theory about the Trump election is that it was tipped in his favor be the electoral college votes of a few states that have significant rural/religious demographics. These states, the theory goes, have large white populations. The white populations hold the few immigrants, gays, other races and those of other religions have taken…
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