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Atheists, Agnostics and Rationalists at UC Irvine
The WSJ has a piece about the ongoing travails of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Orange County. Here's an earlier post from a month or so ago when the troubled ministry's shiny cathedral visible from I-5 was sold to the Catholic Church.
What's interesting about these events is how there's nothing going on that's not explicable by completely natural law. Here's an organization that believes it has a line directly to the most powerful being in the universe and yet as they fall apart, their reorgs and dealings and legal struggles appear to be of exactly the same kind as those of General Motors. If someone claimed to be the representative on Earth of a powerful alien species with unimaginable technology, but then had to start selling property to pay their bills, you'd have similar questions for them. The less diplomatic among us might ask whether the good Lord's bailout-ability has been affected by the bad economy.