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Upholding Moral Principles…

Apparently, Archbishop Jose Gomez has complained about plans for a rally by Sen. and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, at St. Mary's University, the oldest Catholic college in San Antonio. Why object to her presence at the Catholic school? Because Sen. Clinton is a supporter of women's ...>

On Not Being a Buddhist

A short essay by Dustin Eaton in The Washington Post's On Faith section ("On Being and Non-Being a Buddhist"), on the fact that he doesn't refer to himself as a Buddhist. This is an interesting story about Buddhism and self-identifying as Buddhist or not. Quite provocative how many folks who practic ...>

Happy Valentine’s Day

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's day. Not that you have to eat candy, wear red, or play any particular coy games... but that you have a day suffused by love and reflection of loving-kindness. If you have the love and reflection along with the candy and the red, well then, so much the better. ...>

French Women Have More Sex…?

An article by Pamela Druckerman in The Washington Post today, French Women Don't Get Fat and Do Get Lucky, bemoans an intriguing situation: apparently, American women past their 40s are just not getting lucky enough when it comes to sex. Yes, you read it right. American women past their 40s are just ...>

Impeach Bush-Quemada & Cheney!

Ok, breaking the silence here. President Bill Clinton, he of the rosy face, white pompadour, careful parser of words... was dragged through impeachment procedures with the rest of us primarily because he had sexual relations with "that" woman, and lied about it. Definitely not nice. From all accoun ...>

Evan Almighty

Well, I just caught part of the movie Evan Almighty and I must say... well, before I say anything, a few caveats: I know it is a dramatic comedy. I know it is "entertainment," and I know people watch it because it is light fare, fiction, and not supposed to be true to anything... but still, it assu ...>

Questions about Religion for Presidential Candidates

Almost two weeks ago legal scholar Marci Hamilton wrote a neat column detailing questions about church and state that she would ask of various presidential candidates. It is well worth a read, check it out. The questions for Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, and Rudy Giuliani in particular are quite ...>

Huckabee’s Theocracy

Oh, the latest from Mr. Huckabee in Michigan:“I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And thats what we need to do is amend the Constitution so it ...>

Two Quotes

Here are two quotes I've been sharing with my students. I have found them quite provocative. Classes started today and I always include quotes in syllabi and materials. These two I find good for motivating students: "It is the job of artists to open doors and invite prophesies, the unknown, the u ...>

Black Red Hole

A bit of lightplay with this image of a speck of humanity being sucked into a black hole. Enjoy. You might very well wonder how I have access to such great pictures of black holes... if not, go ahead, wonder. Click on the image for a semi-larger version. Can you figure out what the base image is? Th ...>

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