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Faith on Planet Horowitz

Source: Scenes from a Multiverse, October 4 2010

Faith and Evidence in the United States Congress

Number of mentions of “faith-based” and “evidence-based” in the Congressional Record from 2001-2012 (source beta.congress.gov):

The Evolution of a Quote: Misconceived, Misattributed, Misconstrued

Yesterday a professional contact of mine shared the following message on Facebook:

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an [...]

I’d Rather Just Pick Up the Mustard Seed, Thanks

Seen at the Chestnut Street Baptist Church, with reference to Matthew 17:20…

I consider myself a doubter, and speaking for myself (unlike the preacher who put up that sign) I don’t actually think I need faith the size of a mountain to move a mustard seed. I don’t need any faith at all. All [...]

What Does “Faith” Mean?

On my way to the airport this afternoon, the taxi cab driver told me a long story about how he bit a man’s ear off during a fight, and isn’t allowed to have contact with his son, and was put into jail for eight months after he messed up his girlfriend’s apartment.

I’m not sure [...]

What Kind Of Faith Relies On Robocalls?

Do these supporters of Republican Richard Mourdock really believe that their god’s political plans for the U.S. Senate seat from Indiana depends on computer programs that make automatic telephone calls to interrupt voters’ family dinners? [...]

Footprints

One night I had the oddest dream of walking on the beach I had really groovy shorts on and my shirt was colored peach

Daiquiri?

A blinding flash across the sky caused me to lift my head Scenes from my life before my eye Bright colors in my head

Mushroom?

When I looked back down [...]

Middle Earth Tree Worship Vindicated: Ent Appears in Boreal Vision

Millions of religious adherents around the world express a sense of vindication every time something that looks to them like the Virgin Mary appears on a garage door or an oil tanker or a potato chip or a piece of wood or flaking paint or an oyster shell.

If our perception of the image of [...]

Diocese of Wilmington Declares Bankruptcy to Avoid Debts While Sending Money to Maine for Anti-Gay Efforts

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware declared Chapter 11 Bankruptcy earlier this month. Declaring an overall debt of between $50 million and $450 million dollars, officials of the Diocese of Wilmington delayed eight sexual abuse trials against priests of the Diocese — trials that were set to open the very next day. In declaring [...]

Evangelical Environmentalists Don't Add Up To Much

It’s secular groups, not religious ones, who are in the lead when it comes to the environmental movement. Of the small number of religious groups who have gotten involved, non-Christians are in the majority. The idea that some kind of progressive Christianity will play a major role in confronting the right wing agenda does not fit with the facts, in this case. [...]

Evangelical Environmentalists Don’t Add Up To Much

It’s secular groups, not religious ones, who are in the lead when it comes to the environmental movement. Of the small number of religious groups who have gotten involved, non-Christians are in the majority. The idea that some kind of progressive Christianity will play a major role in confronting the right wing agenda does not fit with the facts, in this case. [...]