Pope: “God Cannot Be God Without Man”

This simple sentence uttered by Pope Francis has set off an explosion of controversy. And, for good reason. Taken at face value, the sentence means there is no god without the human mind creating it. This implies there is no sovereign god. Atheists have said this since the first god. Why then would the Pope…
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Religious Liberty Is A Zero Sum Game

Even with so called great legal minds working on it, there so far has been no success finding a way to practice “religious liberty” without discrimination. Giving more religious rights to one group takes away rights from another. If someone owns an apartment building but has a religious hang up about homosexuality, refusing to rent…
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What Is A Religion, What Is A Cult

An insightful writer recently tried to tackle the question of cults and religions. When we read about a charismatic person who has devoted followers who give up their money, freedom and personal lives, we quickly think of “cult”. Then, there are views about what is reality and how far from our perceived reality a leader…
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Reflections On Christian Radio

Wife and I have been driving through the high dessert country of Utah and Wyoming where there are three things to entertain us. There is amazing terrain, Proghorns and Christian radio. There are many Christian radio stations. I tried to make mental notes of the variety of Christian beliefs on the different stations. This is…
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Changing Views On “Good Morals”

Polling study finds the majority now sees what we might call “traditional” moral standards are now bad standards. This is the first time polling has reflected a reversal by so many Americans. This does not surprise people who watch what is going on around them. Children have been taught these new moral views by their…
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