Day: February 23, 2014

BBC’s “Rev.” is Back

The BBC 2 comedy show “Rev.” is coming back for a third season and it will air during Eastertide. There will be some changes to the show but co-stars Tom Hollander and Olivia Colman return for what promises to be a lot of laughs:

Edward Snowden and Civil Disobedience

Do you believe that Edward Snowden’s acts of civil disobedience, in revealing details about the National Security Agency’s electronic spying program, are ethical? At Santa Clara University, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics recently looked at this question in a conference called, “Conscience, Edward Snowden, and the Internet: Has Civili Disobedience Gone Too Far?” David …

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Seeking wisdom

Where are the places in your life where ambition ran wild in your past, but the lack of wisdom really threw a monkey wrench in it? How did wisdom teach you to see the same sort of situation in a new way?

Disruptive children in church

“Oh, wow, if I’d done that at church, my granny would have turned me into a little red grease spot on the church steps.” At the very least, she would have applied her version of the Vulcan Nerve Pinch on my shoulder, never looking at me, but making it painfully clear I’d better straighten up and fly right. It’s amazing how those old memories can bring an almost instantaneous rush to judgment.

Alcoholics Anonymous without Religion

As America becomes more pluralistic, organized religion is not the only institution that is changing. Alcoholics Anonymous, influenced by co-founder Bill Wilson’s religious experience in the Oxford Group, is beginning to change as secular humanists gain a voice within the organization through the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International A.A. Convention: