Many thanks to this week’s guest scriptwriters, Dr Elaine Starkey and Sarah de Nordwall, who provided us with such eloquent explanations of religious belief in last week’s The Big Questions (fun begins about 12.30 minute mark). Note that they are not answering the charge of wishful thinking, as the boys are in this strip – they are just confessing to it shamelessly.
Umberto Eco, best known for The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum, died on February 19. In an article for Boing Boing, Rob Beschizza introduces Misreadings, Eco’s book of short essays, and provides an excerpt from the essay “Regretfully, We Are Returning Your . . .,” which contains Eco’s … Continue reading
The post “Imagine A Special Place in Hell” generated a modest amount of reaction in the comment section and in email messages to me. “Henry’s Rant,” which began as a private email, is posted with permission as the first of what I hope becomes a series of “Henry’s Rants”: Hi … Continue reading
If hell existed, there would be special place for Catholic priests who abuse children. If hell existed, I imagine Jesus using the rock on which He built His church to pummel these priests every day until the end of eternity. In November 2015, CTV Montreal reported, A sorry chapter of … Continue reading
Every time I think the policies of Ontario publicly-funded Catholic school boards couldn’t get any worse I’m proven wrong. On February 3, the Burlington Post announced, Effective immediately, students across the Halton Catholic District School Board will recite the Oath of Citizenship at the start of each school day, the … Continue reading