Please, No Yoga In Here!

In today’s Wall Street Journal was an article about two religious leaders who are urging their followers not to practice yoga.  One was the Pope. The other was an authority on theology in the Southern Baptist Church. As I understand it, both of these authorities see something evil in using the body as an entrance to the spiritual state. …
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An Evangelical Shtick

Growing up in an evagelical church, I recall visiting preachers and missionaries telling us with great enthusiasm about the mass of conversions to Christianity taking place in other parts of the world.  I suppose their message was, give us just a little more money and we will convert  the entire world. In the recent past, I’ve…
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Tea Party Won’t Amount To Squat

Everyday there are articles in the paper about the unusual political characters who are winning primaries and look to win some elections.  Most of the candidates and pundants who fall under the umbrella term of Tea Party have some themes in common. It goes something like this: “God gave us the rights that are in our…
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When Can You Still Be A Bigot?

There is a Senate race in Kentucky where its OK to be a bigot.  The race is between two guys, Jack Conway and Rand Paul.  Paul is a Tea Party candidate, but seems to of a different cloth than the others were read about.  He  apparently has some history of being a nonbeliever. His opponent, Conway, is running…
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Crystal Cathedral; What’s That About?

There is a little news today about the Crystal Cathedral. They, like all kinds of other organizations, are having financial trouble. I can understand it when they have financial problems.  I don’t understand it when they don’t. That is, why do people give gazillions of dollars to build and maintain a Crystal Cathedral?  I just…
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