I'M stepping on eggshells writing about religion or politics.
They are particularly brittle if that means commenting, again, on Bishop Bill's treatment or entering the civil union or same-sex marriage debates. So here goes . . .
Without implying any similarity whatsoever in the substance of those two issues, I nevertheless believe that neither can be resolved by rational debate. Each has a high aI believea factor.
Each debate is made fruitless by depending for resolution upon a bottom line that goes something like this: aThe Pope saysa, followed by a traditional discourse on an apparently God-given power to be, sometimes, infallible.
Similarly, in …