September 28, 2020

Why isn’t God more Obvious?

In his book, Contact, Carl Sagan satirically asks why God doesn’t place a glowing cross in the sky at night to serve as irrefutable proof of Jesus’ resurrection. One could just as well ask why God doesn’t set up a website, or place billboards around.  Why must we read and understand an ancient book to […]

Impeachment?

Okay, I know you want to talk about this, and rightly so.  And since I would rather not the other posts this week hijacked in the comments thread, I am putting out a second post today. My opinion on this is no more informed than anyone else’s, so I am just going to copy some […]

The Danger of Congealing

“There are two kinds of people,” she once decreed to me emphatically. “One kind, you can tell just by looking at them at what point they congealed into their final selves. It might be a very nice self, but you know you can expect no more surprises from it. Whereas, the other kind keep moving, changing. With […]

Why did Jesus Cleanse the Temple and Curse the Fig Tree?

Few stories about Jesus are more misunderstood than his clearing of the temple.   On the one hand, many people see the act, and the cursing of the fig tree which accompanies it, as little more than a burst of anger, seemingly unworthy of a great teacher and model like Jesus. The noted atheist Bertland Russel accused Jesus of “vindictive fury” […]

Saturday Brunch, September 7, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Do you play golf? Here is a great, simple tutorial you need to watch. Actually, you need to watch it even if, like me, you consider golf the biggest waste of time since Freud. The descendants of Kaiser Wilhelm II are suing the state to reclaim palaces and artworks: “The […]

Scrupulosity: Where OCD Meets Religion, Faith, and Belief

Scrupulosity: Where OCD Meets Religion, Faith, and Belief Please take a minute and read the following article from the OCD Center of Los Angeles.  Many people probably have the notion that Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD) is a somewhat harmless psychological problem that involves nothing worse than washing your hands a lot.  A somewhat more debilitating […]

Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science- Part 3, The Language of Biology, Chapters 9 Redeemable Ant-Man By Andy Walsh

Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science Part 3, The Language of Biology, Chapter 9 Redeemable Ant-Man By Andy Walsh We are blogging through the book, “Faith Across the Multiverse, Parables from Modern Science” by Andy Walsh.  Today is Chapter 9: Redeemable Ant-man and Walsh goes into a detailed regale of ant colony lore.  […]

Saturday Brunch, June 30, 2018 Surprise Edition

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? You know what I love about going to a brunch? Surprises. Brunch is unpredictable. They might serve you roast beef, they might serve you eggs Benedict, they might serve you French Toast. You just never know. There is a “suprise” element. Well, we’re going […]

Saturday Brunch, January 20, 2018

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend? Ready for some brunch? Have you heard about the newest, stupid fad? The Tide Pod Challenge.  People, mostly teens, are filming themselves eating a laundry pod. It’s like the ice bucket challenge, with two big differences. First, no money is going to charity. Second, a LOT of people […]

Saturday Brunch, May 6, 2017

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? Let’s start with some sporty-type-stuff. Chaplin Mike likes some game called “baseball”. Apparently it used to be popular, back when the games ran an hour and a half instead of twice that. His favorite team, of course, is the Chicago Cubs, who just won […]