Sunday’s Sermon

world_religion2Though we can’t prove the existence of one (or many) god(s), we can provide evidence for the power of religion. For good or for evil, faith factors into our everyday lives in one way or another. We’ve evolved to believe. But it is also clear that extremist beliefs can have terrible consequences.

I won’t go through a list of the evils that religion can support or contribute to, for all you need to look at for a history of evil is most any “holy scripture” describing “holy” wars and destruction (the one I am most familiar with is “The Book of Judges” in the Hebrew Bible). Or, your daily newspaper or twitter feed.

Here are several articles: (Yes, there will be a quiz! Smile)

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6 thoughts on “Sunday’s Sermon

  1. I find a connection among the recent posts. How is it that we get from the beautiful and innocent face here to the Boston bomber?

    I haven’t read all of the material you link to in your sermon, but I will. Then the quiz!

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  2. Limits to tolerance: “A faith-healing couple serving probation for the death of their 2-year-old son is in trouble once again after a second child died.The 8-month-old son of Herbert and Catherine Schaible, fundamentalist Christians who believe in the power of prayer ahead of modern medicine, died last week, according to Philadelphia Police spokeswoman Jillian Russell.”

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