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Entries by Charles J. Reid, Jr. from 03/2014

The Son of God: Safe and Comfortable Middle Class Jesus

| Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion

Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey fail in their newly-released film The Son of God, because their interpretation of Scripture is simplistic and triumphalist. Where there are choices to be made -- and with the Gospels, the choices abound -- Burnett and Downey have an unerring urge to favor the safe ones.

Pope Francis: A Year in the Life

| Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion

It has been a year since the white smoke poured forth from the chimney erected atop the Sistine Chapel signaling the election of Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis. Pope Francis, with his "Who am I to judge?" has opened the door.

Cosmos, Answers in Genesis, and Science as Conspiracy Theory

| Posted 03.24.2014 | Science

I am dismayed by the request by Answers in Genesis for equal time in Cosmos for creationist viewpoints. Answers in Genesis is dedicated to a literal young-Earth creationism that declares that the Earth was created in six 24-hour days around 6,000 years ago.