Bee advised: Amid religious and political tumult, readers may welcome a good chuckle

Behold this recent “news” item: DALLAS, TX — Pastor Robert Jeffress, longtime supporter of President Donald Trump, has publicly accused Jesus of Nazareth of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome” after reading that the Christ condemned adultery in the Sermon on the Mount. A baffled Jeffress read Jesus’s words condemning not only adultery but looking at a woman […]

Not all religions are the same, you know: Can a faith be good if it’s not true?

THE QUESTION: Are various religions good for individuals and for society even if, as skeptics contend, their beliefs are not really true? THE RELIGION GUY’S ANSWER: Time for a skepticism update. Never before in history has there been such a concerted effort to question the value of religious faith like we now see across the […]

For High Holy Days coverage, consider a look at major Jewish thinker – Leon Kass

If you’re scouting for a feature pegged to Judaism’s High Holy Days that begin at sundown Sept. 9, consider a high-end piece profiling what they used to call a “public intellectual,” now often thought to be a dying breed. The Religion Guy is thinking of Jewish philosopher Leon R. Kass and his recent book “Leading […]