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Category Archive for 'Theology'

This is pretty much how I feel. I don’t care if people are atheists, it’s none of my business. It’s when they start making intellectual arguments for my inferiority because I don’t agree with them — that’s when I have a problem. What do you guys think? Atheism is intellectually fashionable. In the past month, […]

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The sin of Sodom

Not what you think! Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. –Ezekiel 16:49 Bookmark It

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Cue the exploding heads in North America’s Catholic Church, whose leaders were just described as what a bishop ought not to be. Zing! VATICAN CITY — In another strongly worded message to the Catholic hierarchy, Pope Francis on Thursday (Feb. 27) told the Vatican body that vets nominees for bishops that they need to find […]

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Shocking

I mean, not really. And of course I’m not surprised that the U.S. won’t release the info: New surveys commissioned by the Vatican show that the vast majority of Catholics in Germany and Switzerland reject church teaching on contraception, sexual morality, gay unions and divorce, findings remarkable both in their similarity and in the fact […]

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There’s a reason why Martin Luther King Jr., the great man whose birthday we celebrate today, was such a threat to the establishment. Not because of the soft-and-fuzzy, non-threatening MLK the media so loves, cherry-picking his legacy to leave only the pacifism, but because of his radical views on social and economic justice. (As he […]

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Morning Reads: Pope Francis’s Populism Rattles GOP; Debtors’ Prisons Return (via Moyers & Company) Good morning! Only 364 shopping days left until Christmas! Before working on your list, take a look at some of the stories we’re reading on this slow holiday news day… He’s freaking them out –> Katie Glueck reports for Politico that […]

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Cleaning house

Pope Francis is starting to weed out the conservative whack jobs. Bookmark It

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And Charlie Pierce is loving it: In case you missed the latest from Pope Central – every Republican politician, every conservative economist, and every wingnut pundit of the past 30 years either already is in H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks, or is on the way down the greasy slope in that general direction. Pope Krugman speaks. “In this context, some people […]

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Boy, I like this pope. More than ever, I can see that we’re going to have to pray for his safety: Pope Francis has attacked unfettered capitalism as “a new tyranny”, urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality in the first major work he has authored alone as pontiff. The 84-page document, known […]

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From yesterday’s Guardian UK: Some people think George W. Bush did as much as he could to bring about Armageddon with his earlier interventions in the Middle East. But not the man himself, apparently. He has signed up for a fundraising event for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, an organisation which aims to promote the […]

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