Tag: faith

What is ‘your’ religion?

An exchange on my Freethought Examiner article “Pope further damages Church reputation with Shroud claim” brought up a recurring issue regarding religion and culture: To wit, what is “your” religion and/or culture? Is it really “yours?” Did you create it?  Or was it put upon you from the outside? In the latest incident to remind […]

The ‘Faith’ response

I was raised Roman Catholic. My mother was from a religiously strict Irish Catholic upbringing and believed most of the literal interpretations of the Bible. Offenses and even atrocities committed by Christianity were ignored in my family. Any questions about religion that included the words “how do we know” are answered with the  “Faith” answer. […]

The Roots of Distrust, Part 1

I was raised Roman Catholic. My mother was from a religiously strict Irish Catholic upbringing and believed most of the literal translation of the Bible. Offenses and even atrocities committed by the Catholic Church were ignored in my family. Any questions about religion that included the words “how do we know” were answered by “you […]

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