Tagged: US religion

It’s Getting Harder to Love

It’s Getting Harder to Love

  I know some people who vote Republican.  Some even voted for Donald Trump. And I still open the door when they come calling. I still try to smile and feel a little brotherhood toward...

Now Trump is “Evangelical”?

Now Trump is “Evangelical”?

  So Evangelical leaders are getting behind Donald Trump, are they? What would Jesus say? These sanctimonious Bible thumpers who routinely use the Lord’s name to serve Mammon find no fault in the man. They insist...

Devils Who Quote Scripture

Devils Who Quote Scripture

We can’t say we weren’t warned. The Bible is replete with ominous references to the Devil masquerading as a prophet of God. And it seems as if today’s religions are providing ample evidence of this soul...

This is America? Really?

This is America? Really?

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden...

Single-Source Journalism

Single-Source Journalism

  Reporters used to learn very early in their careers to get at least two sources for their story. A single source is often misleading, sometimes deliberately so. It’s been a couple of days...

The Pope’s Miracle

The Pope’s Miracle

  I’m sure you’ve heard Christ’s miracles rationalized. The miracle of the loaves and fishes, for example. You will hear that it was the spirit of sharing inspired by Jesus that resulted in the...

Is This Really America?

Is This Really America?

  When I read that 51 percent of Americans approve of the CIA torturing prisoners, I wonder what country I really live in. Of course, it could be the poll that skewed the results....

Trying to Understand the Religious Right

Trying to Understand the Religious Right

At this time of year, Christians honor the Savior, a gentle Nazarene who preached love and forgiveness, and who resisted the temptation to claim power and wealth while on earth. I am no theologian,...

Seeing Through a Glass Darkly as Twilight Gathers

Seeing Through a Glass Darkly as Twilight Gathers

In the twilight of my life, I see the world changing dramatically. I won’t be here to see how it turns out but my children and grandchildren will be. I wonder what kind of...

“Dark Age” Looms for a Superstitious America

“Dark Age” Looms for a Superstitious America

I believe in “the supernatural.” I believe in the power of prayer. I believe in miracles. I believe there are mysteries in life that the most brilliant scientists cannot completely explain. But I do...