A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Internet Wanderings

Some places I have roamed on the Internet Highway:

Six warning signs you are too big for your britches.

More Americans are dropping out of the labor force.

Is ambition a virtue or a vice?

A former Catholic turned evangelical pastor reflects on Rob Bell's hell and the doctrine of purgatory.

The concluding post in a good series on the Bible and infertility.

"It's a fight between billionaires and millionaires.... There isn't any sympathy for multi-millionaires. It's just not going to happen. And somebody has to stand up and say, 'Enough's enough.'"

Mary at the Cross-- John 19:25-27

Why do Christians disagree on evolution?

"Many religions condemn overeating and gluttony. Yet young adults who frequently attend religious activities are 50 percent more likely to turn into obese middle-agers than those with no religious involvement..."

Was the saber-toothed dinosaur a vegetarian?


Daniel said...

"50 percent more likely to turn into obese middle-agers" - must be the potlucks catching up.

Anonymous said...

Actually there are severe problems with that study on religiosity and obesity. They asked one question at the beginning of the study about whether or not people were religious.

MANY YEARS LATER they tracked obesity outcomes . . . but never followed up with questions about religiosity. It's just lousy social science, but hey, it's media catnip! Therefore, this poorly done study with its unscientifically supported conclusions is published all over.

-- annoyed social scientist