That Pope. What Is He Thinking?

The Pope was in Spain recently. It is interesting to read about the Pope’s visit and try to figure out the point of it all. First of all there were the competing versions of data.  The Spanish government believes that 74% of the Spanish public is Catholic.  The Vatican believes that number is 94%.  If 94% of…
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Jesus Does Not Want Methodist Gays

The news this past week included the reinstatement of a Methodist minister in Virginia  He had turned down a gay man’s request for membership in his South Hill Methodist Church.  He was then suspended.  Then, the Methodist’s high court reinstated him saying that the pastor has the right to determine, “a person’s readiness to affirm vows…
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Atheists Impersonating Christians

There must be a gazillion people all over the world putting parody of Christians on the web.  Maybe there are just as many Christians doing parody of atheists–I haven’t seen any of the latter. I must be careful, here, to say some of these efforts at parody “are said” to be parody.  I don’t want to be gilty of calling…
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A Dilemma I Can’t Mention

A dilema has bothered me for a long time.  I can’t mention it directly  because signs light up saying the topic off limits here.  Let’s do it anyway.  We just won’t say exactly what it is. It involves what I will call  the time clock of human beings.  The quesiton is, when does the timer start?  Does…
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Church Tax Exemptions, How Will They End?

Churches don’t pay property taxes.  Churches require the public services which the rest of us pay for.  It doesn’t make sense.  The problem is getting worse.  New churches need, and are required to have, bigger parking lots. Churches are increasingly owning businesses, like hospitals, that pay no property tax. The bigger the footprint, the more rediculous is…
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