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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The Faith Will Never Understand Gay Marriage

It’s always amusing to read Christian Right explanations of why it was defeated in its fight against gay marriage. Today one appeared explaining why gay marriage, over the objections of the Christian Right, has become accepted by the majority. The actual reason it has become accepted by the majority is that the majority find no…
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Could We Please Use Facts Instead Of Myth In Drug Policy

It appears there is growing interest in “doing something” about the growing problem of deaths from drug overdoses. Yet, there is no interest in using facts from science. Preference is for false notions planted firmly in the brains of politicians and the public. We should always be aware of the role of class in the politics…
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Why Does The Universe Exist

I think that the more information we have access to the more we think we are entitled to. Because we can answer instantly so many questions we think we can answer any question. The biggest one of all is about the universe. Technology has convinced us its there. We expect to know why. The best…
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South Koreans Actually Believe In Right To Life

With the Olympics in South Korea we learn more about it.  South Koreans live longer than we in the U.S. This is unexpected. The annual average income in South Korea is about one half that of the U.S. One thing different in the U.S. is the mixture of politics and religion. Conservative economic politics has become…
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