Our culture is unquestionably trending toward a lack of restraint in the area of sexuality. I’m reasonably certain that human sexuality is the most drama-inducing and conflict-producing facet of humanity. And despite strident claims to the contrary, personal sexuality does, in fact, impact society. Ironically, those that pretend otherwise are the most vocal and ostentatious … Continue reading Jesus Was Not a Christian
“Daddy, I just want to tell you what a great daddy you are! You are just so special! I love you so much.” “Thank you. That’s very kind of you to say. I love you, too.” “I’m sorry I didn’t clean my room this morning. I’ll do it tomorrow for sure.” “Ok. Please don’t forget.” … Continue reading A Distorted Concept of Prayer
Several conversations I’ve had recently have reminded me what a cruel master religion is. When discussing theological issues with religious folks, rather than having an open dialogue with an intent to learn, the conversation invariably devolves to a repetition of “Well, we believe…” or “My denomination teaches…” or the ever-popular “Well The Bible says…” or … Continue reading Religion is a Cruel Master
What’s the point of life? What is our purpose here on earth? What is the reason for our existence? These questions are pondered by every human as they come of age. Philosophers pontificate on the subject. Religious professionals offer pithy platitudes to their congregations to keep the parishioners placated and the questions quelled. Most often, … Continue reading What’s the Point of it All?