Category Archives: RELIGION

Remembering Sagan

Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence: 2 Posted on November 12, 2012 by motleydragon I wrote about Carl Sagan last year as well.  Here are the links. Michael Shermer and his colleagues are keeping Sagan’s valuable work alive. The website and the … Continue reading

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A Universe Not Made for Us

Carl Sagan was born on November 9, 1934.  This year would have marked only his 79th birthday. After suffering from a kind of leukemia, and receiving three bone marrow transplants, Sagan died of pneumonia at the age of 62.  An … Continue reading

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Vatican asks for lay opinion

Really! They need to take a poll?  I can only hope that this is widely advertised, so that those who have left the church out of frustration will hear about it and find a way to participate. Even then, I … Continue reading

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Certainty

I have been trying to understand the mess in the US Congress this week.  How can the greatest and richest democracy in the world allow such a mess to begin, let alone drag on for so long? At supper time … Continue reading

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Papal Campaign

The Spectator ran an article from AP this afternoon that both popes had written to a famous Italian atheist, Odifreddi, in reply to his book which posed a series of polemical arguments about the Catholic faith, including the church’s sex … Continue reading

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Bad things, Good people

A terrible mass shooting occurred yesterday at a mall in Kenya.  The news now states that 68 are dead. No numbers are given for the injured, or the number of hostages still being held. My husband questioned why I found … Continue reading

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Scathing obituary

This is such a sad story! And such a dramatic way to tell it. Scathing obituary about abusive Nevada mother goes viral. Why is there such strong feeling about “speaking ill of the dead”? True, the deceased are no longer … Continue reading

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