Maimonides, The Jewish Scholar For All Times

Maimonides lived around 1100 CE. His writing about religion and his life as a Rabbi, scientist and physician, is beyond my understanding. And, it is about an invisible God. But, he seems to dwarf other ancient writing. A friend introduced me years ago. He was chased out of countries by both Christians and Muslims. It…
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Most Christians Blame The Poor For Being Poor

While Pope Francis comes from a branch of the Catholic Church called the Social Gospel that says society has a responsibility to help the poor, this does not represent the thinking of most Christian’s in the U. S. The majority think poor people have only themselves to blame. Some of this comes from Bible passages…
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What Is A “Purpose Driven Life”

Pastor Rick Warren’s book by that name sold 30 million copies.  I understand the book is about devoting ones’s life to the God of the universe. That is a “purpose”. Religions teach that there is some great purpose for each of us in gods. It is clear, to me at least, the universe does not…
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The Prophets And Apostles Are Back

First, let’s remember Paul in the Bible referred to himself as an “Apostle”. Jesus never gave him a title. Paul claimed super natural encounters with Jesus and assigned himself the title. Now, a replay of Paul is going on. Individuals are calling themselves prophets and apostles, claiming divine experiences and making money holding conferences and…
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Religion Will Not Lengthen The Life Of The Sun

I came across an interesting article about the role of green house gases in warming the earth at the end of the ice age. There have been periods when the South Pole was warm enough to have butterflies and the Red River Valley was under tons of ice. The article reviews conclusions that all stars…
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