“A (wrong) Church-State Solution”

Noah Feldman, in today’s New York Times Magazine, offers a misguided solution to the church-state tension in this country. Citing a divide between Values Evangelicals and Legal Secularists, he suggests that all government funding should be withdrawn from religious institutions (would this include government research grants or student loans for universities such as Notre Dame?)Continue reading ““A (wrong) Church-State Solution””

Church/State Separation

The Supreme Court this week gave a split ruling on the display of the Ten Commandments in court houses. It’s hard to argue against historical displays dating over 150 years old, such as that in the Supreme Court. But I wouldn’t call a monument erected in the 1950s historical (the Texas state courthouse Ten CommandmentsContinue reading “Church/State Separation”

Weekly Newsweek Fix – Playing God

In the May 23 edition of Newsweek, there’s an interesting article about a new computer game called "Spore" in which the player begins as a single cell and grows/evolves to create animals,  people, tribes, societies, war, peace – you get the idea. (Now, May the Force Be . . . Us page 68). The article’sContinue reading “Weekly Newsweek Fix – Playing God”