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Is it “Once a Catholic Always a Catholic?” No, it’s “Once a Catholic Always Helpless.”

It was “Once a priest, always a priest” 75 years ago when I was a kid in a Catholic school. In college I became an apostate (in the OED a “…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

1 Aug 24, 2019
Reply by Plinius

A Tragedy for Our Time: Do Defective Genes Disqualify People for Universal Health Care?

Americans are a pragmatic lot; we might not want to pay for what politicians feel a need to promise. For instance, would Medicare for All w…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

7 Aug 9, 2019
Reply by Plinius

Child Sexual Assault Literature Revue

Child Sexual Assault Literature Review American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4t…

Started by Joan Denoo

3 Jul 18, 2019
Reply by Tom Sarbeck

Which American Problem Most Needs Attention: Guns or Violence?

Paraphrasing von Clausewitz, unregulated capitalism is war by another means. America is a violent nation. Guns are one symptom of our viole…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

13 Jul 6, 2019
Reply by Tom Sarbeck

Homo Non Sapiens Too Blindly Obeys Rules To Merit “Sapiens”

Two of many instances: 1) men wear trousers instead of skirts, and 2) women wear skirts instead of trousers. Another from a source I’ve for…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

2 May 26, 2019
Reply by Tom Sarbeck

To Be “Pro-life” in a Death Cult. What Does It Mean?

“Catholicism is a death cult.” I first heard that two years ago, sixty years after I quit Roman Catholicism. During 12 years in RC schools…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

5 May 13, 2019
Reply by Grinning Cat

The USA Is Becoming More Secular in An Important Way (Despite the Pessimism of A Few of Us)

Until recently the term Acts of God was used to describe natural events (such as storms) that do harm in our lives. I’m selling an empty lo…

Started by tom sarbeck

21 May 10, 2019
Reply by kathy: ky

A Web Search Says Health and Wealth Are Positively Correlated, therefore,

...therefore, Republicans should increase taxes for wealthy people who have few children, PROVIDED THAT THEY RAISE CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT SO…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

3 Apr 26, 2019
Reply by Joan Denoo

Are We Trashing the Solar System? Need We Ask?

According to a recent announcement from the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), there is growing concern among engineers and astr…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

14 Apr 6, 2019
Reply by Joan Denoo

My spirituality - tyring to exress that feeling of awe in song and video

When It Rains Space Walk

Started by Russell Pangborn

0 Apr 3, 2019

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