If we don't start shifting our focus on CARP reform soon (where the Church is an ally) I might finally turn from a tolerant agnostic to a raging atheist!
And now I come across the film 'Zeitgeist' floating on the internet. The first part is a fascinating account of how the Christian religion drew much inspiration from astronomy, astroogy and the study of the natural world. Because 'religion' for some reason (err, lack of reason?) develops an unquestionable infallibility because, well, it is religion, we never hear of accounts such as this one. If we offer a class on the history of Christianity, either we gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of faith or we all convert to something else. I'm betting on the latter.
This FASCINATING stuff. Not for the faint of heart.