Category Archives: philosophy and religion

The Importance of Maybe

Yesterday, Susan Cartier Liebel (of “Build a Solo Practice, LLC”) posted a Taoist parable about the importance of keeping your perspective from getting too narrow. Here it is:
There once was a Taoist farmer. One day the Taoist farmerís only horse broke out of the corral and ran away. The farmerís neighbors, all hearing of the […]

Marriage, Sex, and Childrearing

Since both Funky Dung and Jerry have recently entered the world of parenthood, I thought it fitting that my first guest post for this blog should discuss parenthood Ė specifically, attitudes toward parenthood in different religious groups.

When the Shoe is on the Other Foot

Recent events in Grand Island, Nebraska, should illustrate for many Christians exactly why many of us object to official accommodation of their religious beliefs. First, Muslim employees at a meat packing plant there complained that workplace policies prevented them from participating correctly in Ramadan. Here is what happened next:
The Grand Island plant and United Food […]

Troubling Remarks from Locals

My brother has posted quite a collection of troubling comments from discussions on the Fresno Bee Opinion Talk blog. Here are some excerpts from his excerpts:

If you promote homosexuality and are in favor of abortion won’t you render society to extinction. Now that’s regressive. You’ll have to count on the social conservatives to further civilization […]

Bishop to Celebrate Mass for the Catholic Medical Association

For all those Pittsburghers in medicine, nursing, dentistry and other healthcare fields (which is probably a good chunk of the population), please mark this on your calendars: Sunday, September 21, 2008Mass @ 9:00 a.m., Holy Family Chapel, UPMC-Mercy HospitalBishop David A. Zubik, D.D. – Main Celebrant Breakfast Program to follow in Sr. Ferdinand M. Clark […]