Category Archives: Religion

Offensive And Stupid

Wow. Just wow. Martha Coakley on religious freedom, Democrat style: Martha Coakley: (…stammering) The law says that people are allowed to have that. You can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room. Substitute another religious … Continue reading

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Warning: Being A Bigot Makes You Not So Good At Statistics

This is sadly typical of lots of bigots these days: Is this a surprise to anybody? The following was posted on rhrealitycheck.org Thursday: U.S. states whose residents have more conservative religious beliefs on average tend to have higher rates of … Continue reading

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“Thin” Ice

Arctic “explorer” surprised to find it’s cold. With perfect timing, the setting out from Britain of the “Global Warming Three” last month was hampered by “an unusually heavy snowfall”. When they were airlifted to the start of their trek by … Continue reading

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Sleepless Yet, Joe?

As The Los Angeles Times Top of the Ticket blog puts it, THIS is what Joe Biden needs to be worried about: being filleted with a smile by Sarah Palin: Fox News has released more excerpts from the second segment … Continue reading

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Obama’s Weirdness

The interview on faith and religion I mentioned the other day is a gold mine of weirdness.  Let's look at what Obama thinks is going on when he is speaking to crowd as a political leader: OBAMA: IT’s interesting, the … Continue reading

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Stuff You Can’t Make Up…

…but this sure does fit a pattern many vainly try to claim doesn't exist.  From The Dude Abides: At 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2004, when I was the religion reporter (I am now its religion columnist) at the … Continue reading

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Department Of Redundancy Department

I fully understand where James Kirchick is coming from in a piece over at The Politico. He points out the raging double standard of the left regarding religion. Yet the left, with its healthy skepticism toward religion, has shown itself … Continue reading

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Bare Minimum Christianity

[Note:  Hello to all of you in the Crabitat!  It's been awhile since I've posted anything here, but Gaius once said "Whenever you want to post something here..." so I'm back in the clear blue water.] It has been a little … Continue reading

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Rowan Williams Does The Backstroke

The Archbishop of Canterbury is attempting to back away from the controversy he started with his comments that Sharia law in Britain seemed "unavoidable." At this point, he appears to be trying to head off the people who are demanding … Continue reading

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Bishops Calling For Resignation Of Rowan Williams

Anglican Bishops – and quite a lot of other people – are demanding that Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams resign his post over his call to implement Sharia law in Britain. The people denouncing Williams include a fairly large number … Continue reading

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Gordon Brown Slaps Sharia Law In Britain

Contrary to the views of Rowan Williams, Gordon Brown has slapped rather hard at the idea of Sharia law being installed in Britain.  The Archbishop of Canterbury caused consternation yesterday by calling for Islamic law to be recognised in Britain. … Continue reading

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Nightfall In Britain

Here's a news item coming out of Britain that should shock and appall everyone, regardless of political affiliation. The Archbishop of Canterbury is calling the imposition of Sharia law on Britain "unavoidable ." His "reasoning", such as it is should … Continue reading

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Bucking The Offensively Inoffensive

Mark Steyn looks at the Christmas ads that the presidential candidates have suddenly begun putting out. He pronounces the trend, led by Mike Huckabee, a revolt against the liberal's offensively inoffensive pseudo-religion. He also has an enormous amount of fun … Continue reading

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The End Of “The Gods In The Closet”?

I remember reading about Japan's Kakure Kirishitan, or Hidden Christians, years ago. They are descended from converts to Christianity made by Portuguese missionaries in the 1500s. Christianity was outlawed by Japan in 1614 and many of the converts were suppressed … Continue reading

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Magi Mythbusting

The Washington Post has an interesting little article about the myths that have grown up about three kings visiting the Christ child. Not only is there no mention of kings in the scriptures, there isn't even a head count. The … Continue reading

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