I have recently written elsewhere about the ontological and epistemological problems surrounding the current debate about abortion. These problems – almost always unacknowledged and even unconscious – plague both sides of the abortion debate, pro-choice no less than pro-life. But, in the process of reflecting on that “Skeptic’s” column and responding to reactions thereto, I have concluded that that earlier column did not really address the most fundamental problem with the current abortion debate: the difference – again, for the pro-choice position no less than its pro-life counterpart – goes even deeper than the disagreements I mentioned in that earlier column. In fact, so I would argue now, that most fundamental difference is not, at base, even religious or metaphysical or ph
Brother David Stientl-Rast (Grafulness.org) and Rabbi Kushner (When Bad Things Happen to Good People) in discussion. Enjoy ... it's a short but worthwhile piece. They're in discussion with Bokara Legendre in Lunch with Bokara, a television show. Bokara is an artist, writer and performer. Note the beautiful vegan lunch. No animals harmed.
I am spending time with young adults (High School) at camp this week. One shared that while he was not into church or religion as institutions define it, for him, religion was friendship. I think that is an amazing and gracious view of the way religion should be. May we all view religion as friendship and embrace the other person with love and grace. Amen.