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Religious Wrongs

Be careful what you wish for. This warning is a popular idiom and cliché, in this case one not attributed to Shakespeare or Aesop or any Greek philosopher, but one that is useful as a cautionary reminder. We should all … Continue reading

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Luther at 500

Five hundred years ago, on the last day of October, an event occurred that would reverberate across Europe and change the structures of both religion and government. On that day a 34-year-old theology professor and preacher at the University of … Continue reading

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Fundamental Bias

As I write today, history is repeating itself. The bad news: Many human beings are once again demonstrating that they are both (1) capable of gross insensitivity and (2) ignorant of history. The good news is that we seem to … Continue reading

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Islam and Tolerance

President Obama has been getting a lot of criticism recently regarding his principled stands on religion—specifically, his attitudes toward Islam. Last year, it was all about his administration’s use of the acronym ISIL—Islamic State in the Levant—as shorthand for the … Continue reading

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WWJ Not Do?

The Family Research Council (FRC) is one of those modern evangelical Christian organizations that believes they know the truth about biblical commandments. They have absolute knowledge that their own narrow interpretation of the bible is correct, and that the resulting … Continue reading

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Muslim Protest News

We must admit that our media sources are, to one degree or another, biased. The news that we get is filtered in a way that modifies some viewpoints and ignores many others, including a number of inconvenient stories and facts. … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Mormon Atheist

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Terror Double Standard

It has happened again. Another severe terrorist attack, this time in Norway. A bomb was detonated in a public street outside the halls of Norwegian power. Not long after, a gunman attacked crowds of children at a summer camp. And … Continue reading

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Enthralled with Religion

We took a long drive to Colorado recently, and one of the books-on-disk we took along, the only one we actually managed to finish, was The Thrall’s Tale by Judith Lindbergh. It is a 2005 novel we found at a … Continue reading

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