Religion


Das Denken ist auch Gottesdienst 1

UPDATE: Now almost 7 years since I first posted this @jasonstaples has offered a source for the earliest citation! I have to say, it is more concise than the source I cite below.1 The citation is found in volume 1 of the “International Journal of Ethics,” October, 1890, January, April, and July, 1891. It is an article by J. H. Muirhead, […]


Comic: Heaven (is Hell for philosophers)

From Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal  


The danger of praying in high places

From The Hammer of God by G. K. Chesterton. “I think there is something rather dangerous about standing on these high places even to pray,” said Father Brown. “Heights were made to be looked at, not to be looked from.” “Do you mean that one may fall over,” asked Wilfred. “I mean that one’s soul […]


Mentoring is my life. 2

I was reminded of this comic this morning. Originally posted in June 2007 it still holds true today. 🙂 From Kudzu, by Doug Marlette  


Praying in Public Banned in Paris

This is cross posted from my PLA blog. This post is intended to spur on discussion. The blog posts that our students are required by assignment must be longer and contain their own argument and perspective.  The new law, reported by the Telegraph, is apparently being introduced because thousands of Muslims are praying in the streets, […]


More Education does NOT lead to atheism

Interesting since so many state as fact the opposite. A key quote: Some religious beliefs and practices — including belief in God and regular prayer — increase with years of education, the research found.  


“New Atheism Redux” Evolution & Religion…again

Frankly, these debates exhaust me and I have little use or time for wading through the morass of words generated by all combatants. This was a very nice article, however, from Michael Ruse on the Chronicle of Higher Education, an atheist against the New Atheists. A snippet: Most of all I detest the New Atheism […]


“Surprises in the Lords Prayer” Oh my, yes! 5

Our dear friend Jim-A-Mighty would label this a “dilettante alert.” Ms. Diana deRegneir admits to an ad hoc learning of religious matters, including the Lord’s Prayer. You too will be “surprised” by what she has found in “the Lords [sic] Prayer.” (I suppose I could stop there, but no, let’s go on.) However, when I […]


Rob Bell & the Great Divorce 10

Was I trolling for hits with that title? Perhaps. Since I have not had time to read (let alone post) any comics you can imagine that I have not really been able to keep up with all the news regarding Rob Bell’s new book and the hoopla regarding universalism. I was however sent to this […]


Feed Your Flock – Pepsi & the Catholic Church? 1

My brother pointed me to this post at John C. Dvorak’s site. According to JD This was a leading entry in PepsiCo’s Super Bowl commercial contest. When word leaked out about it, the Catholic Church went bananas. Pepsi has been trying to squash every occurrence of it on the Web; so, I don’t know how […]