1. Format: I think we should avoid ranting too much, but ranting will most likely be to some extent unavoidable. For the most part, if you have an intersting thought/question/comment...post it. Use the comment section to respond to that given topic.
2. Use this post as an opportunity to introduce yourself. Most likely you are either a friend of mine or a friend of Kellys (or both). Say Hi.
3. Topic 1: I just had a conversation with kelly about the relationship between intelligence and "religiosity". Is there a connection, or is it a bogus connection that is insulting to the believers?
Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion in response to several sociological studies: "the higher one's intelligence or education level, the less one is likely to be religious..." But then again, for you CSB/SJUers, some of the smartest people we know (R. McGraw, V. Smiles...etc) are intensely religious.
4. Right now we are a tad unevenly balanced, lacking on the religious side. If you know of any thoughtful believers, see if they'd like to join us and send me an email address. Or just play devil's advocate....er... god's advocate.