What An Atheist Might Have Said, 9/11/11

“It is a privilage to speak here at Ground Zero on the 10th Anniversay of 9/11. “Let’s begin by noting 9/11 did not occur because a handfull of criminals heard from a sovereign god they were supposed to do this terrible deed.  There is no sovereign god. “There is a god of the mind.   That god belongs…
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Does The National Cathedral Represent Our Nation?

The National Cathedral is where Obama spoke this past weekend.  President Bush spoke there shortly after the 9/11 attack.  Funerals of Presidents are held there.  Two things have happened recently to question its role in our national life. My friend, Avrahaum Segol, lives in Israel.  He discovered the N. C. was not presenting itself accurately.  The marketing…
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You Old People Living In Sin: Stop It!

Today in our Sunday paper was an article about the growing practice of unmarried old couples living together. It said the practice is more common than statistics reveal. The article did not include any outrage from clergy or politicans. This new development reflects an on-going phenomenon seemingly as old as humans.  It’s about cultural norms.  When cultural norms are violated, they are…
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Catholics Ignore Their Bishops

A new poll shows in-the-pew Catholics don’t take political advice from their Bishops.  The Catholic Bishops of America publish something called Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.  In it the Bishops make general reccommendations about what to consider when voting. Only sixteen percent of Catholics had heard of the document, only three percent had read it.  Seventy-five percent said…
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We All Need Something Big

When much younger, I recall listening to a radio commentator who was on for a few minutes every day.  I remember he provided wisdom and insight. On one story, he was sitting on his commuter train beside a gentelman he knew to be very successful.  The gentleman was a corporate CEO. He lived in a big home with his attractive…
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