Archive for October 23rd, 2006

Apollo 13, early course corrections and the soul

| October 23, 2006 | 6 Replies
Apollo 13, early course corrections and the soul

Erika Price’s article about the soul, “Soul Searching,” intrigued me.  I’ve always assumed that people believed in the soul because they were terrified at the thought of being permanently deprived of the companionship of those they love. I think, though, that there is a often-unnoticed prerequisite to believing in souls.  One first needs to make an […]

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Do nuclear families breed nuclear bombs?

| October 23, 2006 | 1 Reply
Do nuclear families breed nuclear bombs?

Remember the extended family –  the living arrangement in which several generations and/or distant relatives all live together in close proximity, so that there is strong bonding and support among them?  Older generations help raise the young, and the younger generations care for the old.  Each person has a large investment of time and energy […]

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The Ten Commandments are not what you think

| October 23, 2006 | 11 Replies
The Ten Commandments are not what you think

Since we’re on the subject of Bible contradictions, did you know that there are at least three different versions of the Ten Commandments?  The Jews have one, the Catholics have one and the Protestants have one.  This is one reason why posting the Ten Commandments in public buildings violates the U.S. Constitution — because posting one […]

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Gentlemen, Pick your Opiate!

| October 23, 2006 | 3 Replies
Gentlemen, Pick your Opiate!

Okay, ladies too. But I was going for a “Sunday, Sun-nday Sunda-ay” feel with the headline. I’ve always liked this Watterson throwaway reply to Karl Marx from 1987-ish. But, after reading some of the firestorm of responses to Erich’s post about Misquoting Jesus, maybe religion hasn’t really lost any ground. Why is the economy showing […]

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The Real Issue

| October 23, 2006 | 6 Replies
The Real Issue

Debate goes on, seeming forever, about the issue of religious belief in a secular society.  The validity of sacred texts becomes grist for the mill and sides line up over What Would Jesus Do bumper stickers.  We see competing fish on cars–Darwin fish with feet in answer to the unembellished christian fish symbol, then a […]

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