Tag Archives: morality

Be Fruitful and Multiply

Fans of Stuff’s latest about having lots of kids might find these articles interesting. Bucking the norm, some families think big Itís barely a blip on the nationís demographic radar ó 11 percent of U.S. births in 2004 were to women who already had three children, up from 10 percent in 1995. But there seems […]

The Ladder of Divine Ascent: Insensitivity

From John Climacus: The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus: The insensitive man is a foolish philosopher, an exegete condemned by his own words, a scholar who contradicts himself, a blind man teaching sight to others. He talks about healing a wound and does not stop making it worse. He complains about what […]

The Ladder of Divine Ascent: Avarice and Poverty

From The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus: “Do not say that you are interested in money for the sake of the poor, for two mites were sufficient to purchase the kingdom of heaven (cf. Luke 21:2).” […] “The pretext of almsgiving is the start of avarice, and the finish is detestation of […]

Ipsane Res Loquitur?

My atheist buddy Peter (who long-time readers might remember as Theomorph) has provided a lot of food for thought recently. I’d like to know what my theist readers think of his ruminations.

I Think I’m Going to be Sick

The latest madness planned by the misanthropes in Fred Phelps’ flock makes me nauseous. Bible-Spouting Group Plans to Picket Amish Funerals A Kansas-based group that says “God hates fags” plans to picket the funerals of the Amish girls killed by a disturbed man in Lancaster County, Pa. The Westboro Baptist Church — described as a […]