Monthly Archives: October 2014

How should religions influence the public sector?

In the U.S. the midterm elections during which all the House of Representatives is elected and one-third of the senate comes up for election, but not the president are very near. Religious people are sometimes involved directly or indirectly in … Continue reading

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Religious music and politics, some thoughts for ordinary subversives

Very few things have the emotional impact of music. It also has spiritual power and can be affecting when applied to politics. And, no; I do not mean the music to which Al Gore referred in the 2000 election campaign. … Continue reading

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Martyrs and Faith

Why would I discuss martyrs in a blog concerned wit the intersection of faith and the public sector? The answer is that, over the years, martyrs have been made when the intersection of faith and the pubic sector has become … Continue reading

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Becoming fully human

What makes a human being? It is a question that has been roaming around the back of my mind most of this week. We demonize people with who we disagree by considering them not human. We think of terrorists as … Continue reading

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When religion and the empire clashed, a little irony from history

Ignatius of Antioch lived a very long time ago. He died about 107 of the Common Era. Very little is known about him except that he took over the Christian church in Antioch about the year 69CE and immediately got … Continue reading

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Uncertainty

One of the things that many religions have done is to provide a certain amount and level of certainty about the way we see the world or should see the world. Ethics and morals have often been clear, absolute and … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to wonder?

While I was reading one of the journals that I receive regularly, I came across the question quoted in the title above. It stopped me and nagged at me. And, I thought about the idea that we have lost a … Continue reading

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