New Here?
     
Posts tagged "paris"

Rebuilding What We Never Made: Notre Dame

Rebuilding What We Never Made: Notre Dame

Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. (Matthew 17:4) Those tabernacles were the best way that St. Peter could fully express his love of Jesus. But […]

The Sermon in Stone at Notre Dame

The Sermon in Stone at Notre Dame

Notre Dame has burned. The cathedral had — “had,” how terrible to write — one of the oldest surviving wood frames in Paris’ history, comprising 52 acres of trees. Workers cut those trees down in the 12th century and made the beams. Each beam required the wood of a whole tree. The intricate lattice of […]

PZ's Podcast: Is Paris Burning? (1966)

EPISODE 207

Here are a few thoughts concerning the atrocity attacks in Paris. I talk about Islam (and “Islamophobia”), Syrian migration into Europe, Original Sin and “low” vs. “high” anthropology, reaction-formations among young men when drones are over their heads and they have no control, let alone “buy-in”; and finally, a threatening experience Mary and I had on Times Square recently. Call this PZ’s perspective on a current (big) event.

Woody Allen on Faith, Media and Happiness

Woody Allen on Faith, Media and Happiness

The NY Times interviewed Woody Allen about his new film You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, and he had some characteristically thought-provoking (and gloomy) things to say. Nothing we haven’t heard from him before, but nonetheless notable: Q. The ideas of psychic powers and past lives, or at least people who believe in them, […]

Paris When It Sizzles: The Fourth Most Interesting Thing That Ever Happened (In The History of Christianity)

Paris When It Sizzles: The Fourth Most Interesting Thing That Ever Happened (In The History of Christianity)

Episode 14 of PZ’s Podcast! This week’s podcast tells the story of Jansenism, a religious movement in Seventeenth-Century France. Jansenism divided the country, angered the ‘Sun King’, and ended disastrously for its heroines (and heroes). In the later part of the Counter Reformation, the Jansenists were Roman Catholics who sought to go back to the […]

"Harvard's Crisis of Faith"

"Harvard's Crisis of Faith"

I read this article on Newsweek.com this morning and thought it was worth sharing. There is a debate on Harvard’s campus over whether or not the school should require undergrad students to take at least one class on religion during their time there. Read it here. It is a helpful reminder of how the secular […]