Religion

Suggested Viewing For Blasphemers, Heretics, Etc.

I defy you not to laugh at the centurions trying-not-to-laugh scene. “Life of Brian” got a big thumbs up from Roger Ebert who reminds us, The difficulty with a literal interpretation of the Bible is that it is a translation of a translation of a translation of documents that were chosen by the early church

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A President’s Religion Matters — Gog, Magog, Kolob, Etc.

In 2003 President George W. Bush sought the support of French President Jacques Chirac for his invasion of Iraq; Chirac was forced to seek the advice of a theology professor to help make sense of the ensuing conversation. The Guardian wrote in 2009, President Jacques Chirac wanted to know what the hell President Bush had

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Another Pleasant Valley Sunday

Yeah, this has gotta go. I’m inclined to condemn this installation solely on its egregious aesthetic shortcomings, but there are larger issues at stake. This right here is a perfect example of why we shouldn’t be privatizing the municipal function of maintaining public median strips and roadsides. Where most people are motivated by civic pride

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“Are You Questioning The President’s Faith?”

Wrong question!  I guess I can stop waiting for some member of the media to actually challenge and educate Mr. Santorum on the real issue here. The United States Constitution — as written by the Founding Fathers — specifically requires that there be no test for religion for holding public office. To be the president

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No communion for you!

I’m a day or two behind this AP article in which the Rev. Jay Scott Newman, a South Carolina Roman Catholic priest, has asked parishioners to refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Hussein Obama because of the Democratic president-elect’s pro-choice stance. In fact, the good reverend declared that supporting Obama “constitutes material cooperation with

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Revisiting the First Amendment

Today, the United States Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments on a case in which the decision will have a significant impact on the First Amendment. While scanning the NYT Washington news, this article jumped off of the screen and set sirens off in my head. I don’t know how many of you are

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