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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (June 17, 2013)

“The great cosmic attributes of Christ, those which (particularly in St John and St Paul) accord him a universal and final primacy over creation, these attributes… only assume their full dimension in the setting of an evolution… that is both … Continue reading

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Are Christian Believers Encouraging Mockery of Their Own Beliefs?

“Worship him, I beg you, in a way that is worthy of thinking beings” — Romans 12:1 (Jerusalem Bible Translation) Anyone who lives in Western society is aware that Christian intellectualism is being challenged; both explicitly by the New Atheists … Continue reading

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MIT Survey on Science, Religion and Origins

Earlier this year, in honor of Charles Darwin’s 204th birthday, Eugena Lee and Max Tegmark of the M.I.T. Department of Physics did a survey on how different religious beliefs viewed science, specifically, Big Bang cosmology and biological evolution.  Not surprisingly, the … Continue reading

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Why Bad Science Is Like Bad Religion

A couple of weeks ago, I did a blogpost on a recent article by Sean Carroll that highlights the tendency of many well-respected scientists to engage in a logical sleight of hand I call scientific, materialistic, reductionalism.  This post generated … Continue reading

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Embracing Doubt (Part IV): A God Who Lets Us Wander

This is Part IV of the relationship between faith and doubt (primarily in a Christian context but the same principles apply for other religious traditions).  In Part I, I described some of my own faith journey and the excerpt from Fr. … Continue reading

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Embracing Doubt (Part III) (Common Ground with Nonbelievers)

This is Part III of the relationship between faith and doubt (primarily in a Christian context but the same principles apply for other religious traditions).  In Part I, I described some of my own faith journey and the excerpt from … Continue reading

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Embracing Doubt to Grow Into a Mature Faith (Part II)

“Worship him, I beg you, in a way that is worthy of thinking beings” — Romans 12:1 (Jerusalem Bible Translation) In Part I of this series, I talked a bit about my own personal journey of how embracing doubt helped … Continue reading

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Embracing Doubt to Grow Into a Mature Faith (Part I): The Path of Disbelief

My own spiritual journey was a very circuitous one.  I was born and raised Catholic, but by the time I was a teenage years and young adulthood, I drifted away, in part because I was drawn to the allure of … Continue reading

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Where Science meets Religion. Vatican astronomer talks about meeting point

Rome Reports had a great interview over the weekend with Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., research astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory in Arizona. Brother Consolmagno is one of my favorite interviews with his knowledge, humor and humility.  Here … Continue reading

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