Category: Religion

NEANDERTHAL THINKING; THE REPUBLICANS’ EMBARRASSING CONTRADICTION It wasn’t all that long ago that a group of the leading Republican presidential aspirants declaimed–in answer to a reporter’s question–that they did not believe in evolution. Every single one of them! In lurching to the defense of a hominid species extinct for about 40,000 years, beauty-contest winner Tennessee... Read more »

Just Askin'

The following questions keep haunting me.   I was wondering if you could help me with an answer or two.  For centuries, millions have been hearing  and believing that people  (mostly Catholic females) have been possessed by Lucifer who  has been inducing multitudes of them to  cascade green smoothies from their maws with the force of... Read more »

I Inhabit a Covid-19 Minefield

But first, a disclaimer of sorts: No imagination would ever mark me as a religious Jew. Yet I regard myself a Jew , and –though a non-observant one—-all in all,proud to be one. Sure, you will never spot me in any house of worship, yet: I am a Jew who worships the tolerance of belief... Read more »
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Mapping an American Vaccination Plan

Most societies are burdened with a lunatic fringe or two.  America, I’m afraid, suffers several more than that.  And the biggest one–the size and  disposition of an armed force– I fear is on it its way. Recent surveys cough up anywhere from 18% to 49% (the latter  one heard on NPR) of Americans asserting that... Read more »

The Prayer Olympics: A Proposal

  As Richard Dawkins has pointed out, there have been studies conducted testing the efficacy of prayer in all its Christian permutations, e.g. praying for one’s self, praying for others, etc.  Turns out the power of prayer suffered a complete outage. In fact, in one category,  it scored a minus, albeit by a margin as... Read more »