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Did God Command Genocide?

In his bestselling book, The God Delusion, popular atheist Richard Dawkins shares this genial observation:   “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”   … Continue reading

My New Dream Job!

  For the last five years, I’ve worked for a wonderful mechanical engineering company here in Central Florida. It’s the best job I’ve ever had. The work is engaging and challenging, I count all the people I work with as close friends, and of course it pays pretty well. But over the years, as I’ve devoted more time and energy … Continue reading

The Spiritual Weight of ‘Gravity’

The new film “Gravity”, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, just released but is already gaining lots of buzz. It features a young medical engineer (Bullock) on her first shuttle mission, alongside a veteran astronaut (Clooney) making his last flight before retirement. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving the two completely alone—tethered to … Continue reading

Lead with Mercy: The Pope’s Compelling Approach

In two groundbreaking interviews, one with Jesuit newspapers around the world and another with an atheist newspaper editor, Pope Francis has rattled some Catholics with his strong emphasis on healing and mercy. Some take it as a dismissal of the Church’s moral teachings, or at best a belittling of them. Others worry the Pope is too soft on spiritual or … Continue reading

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