March 16, 2011 buzz: Sex, lies and faith
Most viewed: Secrecy won't heal a sex scandal
The names of church officials should be included on the confidential documents to make good on the L.A. archdiocese's vow of transparency and accountability in its pledge to help heal old wounds, writes the editorial board. Is new Archbishop Jose Gomez up to the task?
Most commented: Republicans: Why stop lying on the way to the White House?
What do Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and Rick Santorum all have in common? (No, it doesn't involve Fox News' payroll.)
Most shared: Shaking open our self-centered eyes
"The key is not to rid ourselves of seeing the world in human terms," writes Fenton Johnson, author of "Keeping Faith: A Skeptic's Journey Among Christian and Buddhist Monks." He continues:
We're imaginative creatures, our imaginations are where our greatest fun lies, and besides, we comprehend the universe by placing it in a box whose boundaries and metaphors we draw from human experience. We don't need to abandon anthropomorphism, but we desperately need a bit of distance from the tendency to see the world through our inevitably self-centered eyes.
--Alexandra Le Tellier