Religion & Other Curiosities
A Poor Church for the Poor?
The left likes to look for the “root causes of poverty”. A better project would be looking for “the root causes of wealth”. It would be helpful if Catholic social teaching supported this project.
A look at India, Israel, Algeria, Russia and China shows just how secularization and desecularization have worked in tandem through the years.
The “Nones” and the “Buts”
The use of the category of “Nones” in surveys pertaining to religion should be replaced with “Buts”—that is a category for those who will say something like “I am Catholic, but…” The results of such surveys would be much more enlightening.
The sacred is both fascinating and terrifying: Humans are both drawn to it and impelled to flee from it.