Eclipse And Religious Meaning

All kinds of preachers and religious pundits have been telling us the message of God is contained in today’s eclipse. Some say it is the message of darkness from Satan. Others, like Billy Graham’s daughter, says it is a message from God that he is going to do something big soon. The real message from…
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What Is The Significance Of Dreams

I don’t find any significance to dreams. So far as I know, they have no meaning or significance of any kind. Nevertheless, there have always been humans who attach great real world importance to them. An entire great religion, Christianity, is based on the dreams of a man named Paul. I have heard any number…
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When Business And Economics Left Religion Behind

Adam Smith (The Wealth of Nations, 1776) is considered the beginning of modern economics. It is argued that his previous book, Theory of Sentiment, laid the groundwork. The reason these books cause problems for religion is they put forward this idea: Humans have the ability to establish moral values and run societies successfully. Previously, religious writers had…
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It’s Come To This. Corporations, Not Churches, Becoming The Moral Voice Of The U.S.

From conservative Hobby Lobby to Microsoft, corporations are the ones speaking out on moral issues. It is not surprising, in a way, that corporations track and follow cultural change better than religions. Right wing religion and corporations married only in recent decades. When corporations found they could roll anti abortion/gay politicians to vote for lower…
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How Many Children Have Been Fathered By “Celibate” Priests

Because these births are part of a secret society, we will not know the exact number. Recently, the Boston Globe ran a two part series about children whose fathers are priests. It included many interviews with these children in adulthood. They lived complicated and often unhappy lives carrying with them a secret and often feelings of guilt. We…
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