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Category Archives: Religion
The Costs of Committing Violence Against Innocents
Seen this evening on Twitter: My sorrow for the family of 3 month old Haya Zissel-Brown murdered in Jerusalem. May G-d protect the innocents of this world. Committing wanton violence against innocents makes hell on earth for others and hell … Continue reading
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Pete Seeger: 1919-2014
To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn), And a time to every purpose, under heaven.
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Thought Crime is *NOT* Crime! :(
Just seen on the Telegraph: a story about a woman convicted of a crime for downloading a banned magazine that promotes Islamicist terror. Her story, which the judge believed: she wanted to see what had convinced her brothers (both convicted … Continue reading
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On Punishing Children for the Sins of their Parents
Orson Scott Card is one of the best writers alive today. He’s also a devout (if atypical) Mormon who has a conscience formed by his faith. His religious beliefs and mine differ significantly (I’m an Orthodox Christian), but we both … Continue reading
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Christ is Risen!
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! — Hymn of the Resurrection Russian Orthodox Rite Let all pious men and all lovers of God rejoice in the splendor … Continue reading
The Challenge of “After-Birth Abortion”
Today’s UK Telegraph published an explosive article titled, “Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say”. When I saw the link on the Telegraph web site, I did a double take and then opened the article, certain that I would … Continue reading
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Christ is Risen from the Dead…
…trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! — Hymn of the Resurrection Russian Orthodox Rite Let all pious men and all lovers of God rejoice in the splendor of this feast; let the wise … Continue reading
There is No Compulsion in Religion: U.S. Version
What one justice on the U.S. Supreme Court had to say to howls of outrage after the court banned states from promoting specific religions or requiring Bible reading and prayer in public schools in the 1947 decision Everson vs. Board … Continue reading
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A Perceptive Lutheran’s Comments on my Church
I’m going to talk about something a bit closer to my heart than I usually put on this blog. For my own peace of mind, and to share an image that I love, I included a picture of my favorite … Continue reading
A Married, Non-Celibate, *Nun*?
Today’s Washington Post has an article about a married German man who was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest. Although rare, that isn’t unheard of; it usually happens when a married man who was an Anglican or Orthodox priest, or … Continue reading
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