Secret Children Of Priests, A Moral Failure

An elderly lady whose father was a priest called the Boston Diocese to ask if there is a support group for people like her. There was a long silence. Then the call ended. The lady enjoyed the experience, nevertheless, because if reflected the long standing attitude of the Church toward offspring of its priests, silence.…
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The Southern God Puts On A New Face

The candidcy of Roy Moore for the Senate from Alabama is a Christian version of many who have run before him. During my lifetime two southern politicians come to mind. One was Governor George Wallace of Alabama. He used the Bible to justify segregation. He vowed never to allow integration in Alabama. As time went…
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Weird Stuff In The Bible

Mostly Bible weirdness is not a main stream topic. It is surprising when questions about material in the Bible appears in popular places.  From my Yahoo home page today is “10 Weird Facts About the Bible.” They mostly reviewed things I have discussed here before, but some deserve to be revisited. Some of the “weird…
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Alabama Republicans Voted For A Theocracy

The selection of Roy Moore to be the Republican nominee to the United States Senate is the closest thing we have seen in recent years to change our national government to a theocracy. Moore represents the slice of U.S. politics that wants to establish Christianity as our national religion. Because of my age, I remember…
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The Old Brains And God Versus The New Brains

Those who study the brain, neurologists, think they have come to understand the difference between how ancient humans, such as those who wrote the Bible, saw themselves and how modern humans see themselves. It helps explain what is in the Bible and how we today are different. One of the differences is in the sense…
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