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Hello, World!

Six months ago I wrote a post about losing my faith in God.  That post took me seven years to be able to write.  And although I had intended on it being just part of my reentry into blogging I found … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Says, “You’re Cool.”

In an “Onion”-like turn, Pope Francis seemed to suggest that redemption and do-goodering aren’t confined to Catholics.  Catholic Online quotes him as saying, “The Lord created us in His image and likeness, and we are the image of the Lord, … Continue reading

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More on Christians as Exiles

When writing about “Christians as Exiles” last week (here) I got to thinking more deeply about this subject.  I started wondering if any group of Christians were really living as exiles in this country.  Then I read this article  about a group of … Continue reading

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March for Life, Maybe, But Not Truth

Today is the March for Life, a mostly religiously impelled protest against abortion (and occasionally on various kinds of euthanasia) in D.C..  In honor of all the women and men who are hurt by the false-witness and libel that this … Continue reading

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Slouching Towards Hell

Both sects of Christianity I was part of believed in a literal hell.  I did too, for a while.  But I always had a hard time imagining actual people in the fiery pits.  Hitler, yes, and maybe the villains from … Continue reading

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Tyndale and Treason

The publishing company, Tyndale, has recently won a reprieve from the federal mandate requiring all employers offering health insurance to offer contraception coverage as well.  You can read a good discussion of Tyndale’s legal argument here. Tyndale’s basic argument is … Continue reading

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Is Yoga Occult? Does it Matter to Catholics?

I am currently listening to Women of Grace on EWTN.  In this episode they are discussing the practice of yoga and how that impacts Catholics.  Their suggestion is that because yoga originated in the spiritual practices of another religion it cannot … Continue reading

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Still Looking for a Church…Maybe?

Three years ago I formally left both the Catholic and the Presbyterian Churches.  I sent letters to both churches where I had been a member and asked to be removed from their rolls.  In modern parlance, I hit “unsubscribe”.  I … Continue reading

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Tough Love

It has been about 5 years since I experienced a significant crisis of faith.  This crisis ultimately became the source of my atheism.  How I got there is a complicated story, one I’ll get to a little later.  I want … Continue reading

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Why Contraception Coverage isn’t a Religious Liberty Issue

I listen to a lot of Catholic radio now that we moved to the Finger Lakes.  We don’t get any TV and sometimes I’m doing housework that doesn’t allow me to drag the computer around with me to watch something … Continue reading

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