Pope Francis Urges Davos Elite At World Economic Forum To Serve Humanity With Wealth

Pope Francis Urges Davos Elite At World Economic Forum To Serve Humanity With WealthIn a message at the opening ceremony of the annual World Economic Forum, Pope Francis said: “Those who have demonstrated their ability to be innovative and for improving the lives of many people by their ingenuity and professional expertise can further contribute by putting their skills at the service of those who are still living in dire poverty.”

Ahead of the annual meeting of the global elite that ends on January 25th 2014 , the charity Oxfam issued a report that said, inequality had run so out of control, and that the 85 wealthiest people in the world “own the wealth of half the world’s population.”

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Claiming Charles Darwin: Confessions of a Christian

The phrase “Father, forgive me, I have sinned” might be an appropriate statement for generations of Evangelical Christians who demonized evolution as the enemy of faith. It’s not the first time in history that the church has misunderstood both science and its own theology. Continue reading

Politics and the Problem of Power

Politics has been descibe as power with people. The problem with power is that it corupts, and ultimate power without accountability corupts ultimately. On the one hand, man is moral, but society tends to be immoral.

Unfortuntly, religion, defying its foundations, has purpertrated the many crimes of man against man. Historically, religion mixed with politics has produce a range of evils from discrimination to war. Althought the perversion and not the logical entailments, the mixture has not proved itself exempt from the temptations of power. Continue reading