Jesuit Priest Criticizes Church Demands For Lock Step Agreement

James Martin, a Jesuit priest and Colbert Show regular turns to the Huffington Post to criticize the Roman Catholic Church’s top down approach to thinking and the culture of fear it engenders: Today in the Catholic Church almost any disagreement to almost any degree with almost any church leader on almost any topic is seen [Read More...]

On God As The Source Of Being But Not Of Evil

Introduction This post is a long one but an important one for understanding what sophisticated Roman Catholic philosophers have traditionally meant when they have said that “God is good” and that the existence of evil is not to be taken as counter-evidence to their belief in God’s goodness. ┬áVery often we atheists are dismissed as [Read More...]

A Dictatorship Of Relativism?

BBC Radio 4 analyzes the pope’s catchphrase, “a dictatorship of relativism”, used for describing the secular West. ┬áHere’s the program description: The idea that no one has a monopoly on the truth seems to be fixed in the modern Western psyche. But it’s an idea that is under attack. Pope Benedict claims that we are [Read More...]


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