Archive of Blog Posts

Catholic Church and Other Churches

Pope Francis Does It Again!

Pope Francis on Marriage: Get it Together, People!

Birth Control: Is Pope Francis Leading Us to the Gates of Hell?

Pope Francis on Islam: Is He Delusional?

Christianity and the Man in the High Castle

What Do Christians Owe the Migrants?

Chimamanda Adichie on Francis and the Catholic Church

God Works in Mysterious Ways

Pilgrimages to the Pope and Mecca

A Lost Parable: The Sin of Contraception

In Praise of Unitarian-Universalists

St. Lucy’s in Syracuse: A church that’s making a difference

The Catholic Church, Climate Change, and Condoms

Pope France, Abbas, and Palestinian Statehood

The Decline of Christianity

Pope Francis Tells It Like It Is

The Battle for the Soul of the Catholic Church

Catholic Bishops to Gays and Divorcees: Read Your Bibles,

Dammit!

Attention Catholics! News from the Synod!

Pope Francis and Birth Control

Pope Francis Gets It Right on Free Speech

Brainwashing 101: Fundamentalist Religions

Education

Are You Opening Your Children Up to the Spiritual Life?

God Misconceived: Three Real-Life Examples

Sebastian Junger’s “Tribe” and the Sacrament of the Group

The United States of Ridicule

What is a Human Being? Have Children Forgotten?

Pew Poll: Churchgoers’ Numbers Declining

Nature, Beauty, and Being Human

Creating a Church Experience for the Nones

Do We Really Need More Math?

Do You Love Your School?

Humanism, Secularism, Atheism

What is a Post-Christian?

The Humanist’s Prayer Chamber

What is a Human Being? Have Children Forgotten?

Response to the Migrant Crisis: Save the Children

God’s Plan or How to Ruin the World

Beware the Politician Who Talks to God

Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

Sam Harris to Muslims: Edit Your Sacred Texts!

La Marseillaise, ISIS and Humanism

God Works in Mysterious Ways

A Muslim As President? What About an Atheist?

Huckabee and Obama: Whose Bible?

Sam Harris and the Perennial Philosophy

Sam Harris and the Seven Universal Sacraments

An Anthem for the Nones

The Decline of Christianity

Creating a Church Experience for the Nones

The French Executioners in the Middle East

Sam Harris’ New Book and the Sacraments

Should We Attempt to Convert Others?

Spinoza’s God

Is Nothing Sacred?

Where the Nones Can Find the Sacrament: Thom’s

Politics

The United States of Ridicule

Sick of the Election? Here’s the Cure

Trump and the Lord of the Rings

Trump and the Mickey Mantle Effect

Twain and Mencken on  Trump

New President? New Titles!

We Need a New Candidate: Tom Hanks

Trumpland: The Ugly Side of America

Beware the Politician Who Talks to God

The Salem Witches and the 2016 Election

What do Christians Owe the Migrants?

Sam Harris to Muslims: Edit Your Sacred Texts!

Partition Syria!

A Muslim As President? What About an Atheist?

The Migrant Crisis and Planned Parenthood

The Migrants and the Roma

The Migrants of Europe and the Barbarian Invasions

Huckabee and Obama: Whose Bible?

Woodrow Wilson and the Ukraine

Dehumanizing America

What Can Be Done about Syria?

Give the Kurds a Country!

The Sacrament of the Group

Sebastian Junger’s “Tribe” and the Sacrament of the Group

What is a Post-Christian?

The Humanist’s Prayer Chamber

Trumpland: The Ugly Side of America

Chimamanda Adichie on Francis and the Catholic Church

The Sacrament of Death

Brussels Aftermath: The Search for Humanity

World War III: It’s Here

The Power of Death

The Death of Immortality

Dementia and the Right to Die

The Massacre of Innocents

The Sacrament of Laughter

The Sanctity of Death

Hirsi Ali, Kali, and the Sacrament of Death

John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry

Two Views of Death

The Sacrament of Friends and Mentors

The Divine Nature of Special Friends

The Sacrament of the Arts and Nature

“Our Town” at Northern Stage

The Sacrament of Forgiveness

Restorative Justice: The Sacrament of Forgiveness

The Sacrament of Sexual Union

Pope Francis Does It Again!

Pope Francis on Marriage: Get it Together, People!

Respect for Women!

Argentina Attacks Sexual Harassment

Our Sexual Emergency: Watch Out World!

More on Sexual Attacks in Germany

Sacrilege in Köln (Cologne)

Women Saving the World: South Sudan, Kunduz, and Hillary Clinton

The Catholic Church, Climate Change, and Condoms

Legal Prostitution vs. Sacred Sex

Star Trek and the Culture of Rape

Women as Witches and Sluts

The Search for Sexual Absolute Zero

What Women Face: Three Examples from This Week

The Power of the Theatre

Women as Meat: Nigeria and the USA

Sexual Slavery in 2014

Pope Francis and Birth Control

When Boyfriends Turn Bad

Upstate New York

The Wall-e World Comes to the Finger Lakes

God Works in Mysterious Ways

Canajoharie or Food for Thought

St. Lucy’s in Syracuse: A church that’s making a difference

World Peace

Brussels Aftermath: The Search for Humanity

The Antidote to Skinheads in Brussels

Free Speech Crisis in Germany

Darwin’s Take on Religious Truth: Universalism

Stop the Persecution of the Bahais

Sebastian Junger’s “Tribe” and the Sacrament of the Group

World War III: It’s Here

Terror: The Old Frontier Wars Take a New Form

The United States of Ridicule

Pope Francis on Islam: Is He Delusional?

How to End the War in Syria

You Want Peace? Split Those Countries Up

Geert Wilders: Is He Inciting Hatred?

Response to the Migrant Crisis: Save the Children

Sam Harris to Muslims: Edit Your Sacred Texts!

Corruption Creates Extremists

La Marseillaise, ISIS, and Humanism

ISIS and the Phoney War (Drôle de Guerre)

The Sacrament of Laughter

Women Saving the World: South Sudan, Kunduz, and Hillary Clinton

Partition Syria!

Pilgrimages to the Pope and Mecca

The Migrant Crisis and Planned Parenthood

The Migrants and the Roma

St. Lucy’s in Syracuse: A church that’s making a difference

The Migrants of Europe and the Barbarian Invasions

A Lost Parable: The Sin of Contraception

ISIS, Rape, and the Bible

Sam Harris and the Perennial Philosophy

Sam Harris and the Seven Universal Sacraments

The Bellicose Boys of Belfast

No Peace for the Ukraine

A Peace Proposal for the Ukraine

John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry

Pope Francis, Abbas, and Palestinian Statehood

Give the Kurds a Country!

Ex-Muslims and Tolerance

Sam Harris and Free Speech: A Different Opinion

Free Speech vs. Religion

Pope Francis Gets It Right on Free Speech

Paris Massacre: What’s Next?

Sacred Spaces

Brainwashing 101: Fundamentalist Religions

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