Category Archives: Religion

Tweet of the day: Gay marriage

marriage equalityI’d like to start with the Republican Leadership. I doubt any of them would last a week.

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Religion

Born Gay

Birds of a feather…

Sochi OlympicsI’m surprised that The Westboro Baptist Church isn’t actually attending the Sochi Olympics or at a minimum visiting Russia which seems equally fixated on homosexuality.  Maybe FOX News could arrange a one way flight for the church and their ‘flock’.

Jesus on healthcare and guns

Gun Control and ReligionI’m no expert on religion, but this does seem more in line with the teachings of Christ. What an inconvenient truth for so many Americans.

Boston ranks low on “most bible-minded” list and I’m okay with that

religionThe The American Bible S0ciety defines “Bible-mindedness” as a combination of how often one reads the Bible and how accurate they think the Bible is. “Respondents who report reading the bible within the past seven days and who agree strongly in the accuracy of the Bible are classified as ‘Bible Minded,’” says the study’s methodology.

Spencer Trappist Ale

Spencer Trappist AleWhen people think of local brewers, Sam Adams most likely comes to mind although the region does have an excellent collection of  brewers that deserve attention.  Last weekend NPR reported that there is one more brewery out in Western MA that may be worth checking out if only for the novelty. Spencer Trappist Ale has started selling their ale in Massachusetts this week, although I’ve not been able to identify where. UPDATE: In Boston, you can get this at Social Wines in Southie.

I associate the Trappist monks in Western MA with making delicious preserves so I’m intrigued. Apparently St. Joseph’s Abbey is only one out of ten Trappist abbeys worldwide to make ale and the only one outside of Europe.  More about this story can be read here.

He actually said that: Justice Antonin Scalia

Scalia discusses the devil

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is often characterized as an intellectual giant, but as you may expect, I disagree. Justice Scalia has made a career out of saying the outrageous and then hiding behind his claims that his faith as a practicing Roman Catholic shapes his views.  So when New York Magazine’s interview of Justice Scalia from this past September was printed last week nobody made a big deal about his cuckoo comments suggesting that the Devil is getting “wilier” (his words) at hiding from us and why he’s not seen as often.

This ‘intellectual giant’ of the Conservative movement sounds terribly similar to Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Ted Cruz and others.

You may read the full interview from NY Magazine, here.