Posts Tagged ‘God’

God: The latest subject of woke pronoun wars

Monday, October 18th, 2021
woke pronoun wars

This memo is a twofer, offering both a lively story theme to pursue and an issue that is now affecting the work of every stylebook and copy editor in the American media. An older campaign by feminists, including those working in the world of liturgy, sought to shun male pronouns — particularly when either gender Read more

Why our preferred pronoun for God should be ‘they’

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Writing last week in The New York Times, linguistics professor John McWhorter waxed enthusiastic about the advent of “they” as our all-purpose third-person-singular pronoun. As in, for example: “Roberta wants a haircut, and they also want some highlights.” “Language change is a spectator sport,” McWhorter writes. “It isn’t whether but how things will change over Read more

Karl Marx’s favorite quote

Monday, August 30th, 2021
Karl Marx

It is incredible how a failed theory–Marxism–continues to make inroads into the hearts and minds of millions of societies around the world. A new poll out the other week found that for the first time, a majority of Democrats say they prefer socialism over capitalism. FoxBusiness.com reports: “A new Fox News poll showed that more Read more

In Sweeden God is woman

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
God is woman

Her white clergy robes flowing behind her, Sandra Signarsdotter walks down the aisle of Stockholm’s Gustaf Vasa church greeting parishioners, a ritual of hers and a familiar sight in Sweden, where women now outnumber men as priests. In the Scandinavian country, often hailed as a champion of gender equality, the statistics are clear. As of Read more

Trump claims COVID-19 is God testing him after he built ‘greatest economy in history.’

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Donald Trump claimed Monday that the coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 170,000 Americans is God’s way of testing him. While boasting about the “economic miracle” he claims to have achieved before Covid-19 disrupted life across America, the president described having a conversation with God about his track record as president. “We built the greatest Read more

What good is faith when your fertility treatments aren’t working?

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
fertility

What is the power of prayer, religion or faith when it comes to infertility? In a study of some 200 women undergoing embryo transfers, the half that had people praying for them had much higher pregnancy rates than those that didn’t. Of course, that could be correlative: People who belong to prayer groups might have Read more

Can you be good without God?

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
god

Educated people who live in rich countries are far less likely to say belief in God is necessary for good morals, according to a massive new survey of 38,000 people in 34 countries. The survey, released Monday by the Pew Research Center, revealed a gaping “God gap” between relatively rich and poor countries. In Kenya, Read more

Prayer; when God can’t keep your attention

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

I was not blessed with a quiet mind. It’s a switchboard of extemporaneous ideas, thoughts, memories and questions that is always on, always lit up, always busy. Did I plug in the slow cooker? I wonder how many calories I’ll burn if I keep swinging my leg like this. College Dropout was definitely Kanye’s best Read more

Where is God in a pandemic?

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Last summer I underwent radiation treatment. And every time I passed through the doorway marked “Radiation Oncology,” my heart seemed to skip a beat. While I was in little danger (my tumour was benign, and, yes, one sometimes needs radiation for that), I daily met people who were close to death. Every weekday for six Read more

The feeling of God

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
third sight

There is a popular story about four blind men who wanted to know what an elephant was. They stood around an elephant and the first blind man grabbed the rail. “An elephant is a thick rope,” he said. The second mam felt the elephant’s leg. “No,” he said. “The elephant is a strong pillar.” Blind Read more