It’s not necessarily big news that high school atheist groups exist, but damn, it makes me happy when I hear about them
Whether it’s coaches leading their teams in prayer or players being baptized on the field after practice, sports and religion seem to be frequently entangled. However, what Liberty University is trying to do crosses a line.
The Christian institution founded by Jerry Falwell is trying to build its athletic department — specifically its football team — into a proselytizing machine. They are calling themselves “Champions for Christ.” [Read more...]
I don’t understand why a reasonable person would want to be confirmed in the Catholic Church. I don’t know why you’d want to be part of a club that doesn’t think gay people deserve equal rights, or that women have no business being part of Church leadership, or that eating Jesus makes perfect sense.
But some people go through the motions, anyway. They do the mental gymnastics and figure they can accept the good parts of the Church and just ignore the bad. Cafeteria Catholics are still Catholics, right? [Read more...]