Spirituality and religious connection

#TaxTheChurches was trending on Twitter recently. Most of the comments were not balanced assessments of how church donations and government programs influence the world. They were more like what you would expect during an evening of troll karaoke: mockery, anger, and ugliness. Much of this resentment comes from an understandable place. When I hear about… Continue reading Spirituality and religious connection

‘Us and them’ for the religious

People are apparently hardwired to look at the world in terms of us and them – the lovable in-group and the despicable out-group (My five-year-old daughter would call them “distinkable”). We naturally prefer and trust members of the in-group and are wary of and more likely to discriminate against the out-group. The circles including and… Continue reading ‘Us and them’ for the religious