Daily Archives: April 9, 2009

Peace, a Palestinian State, and the Bombing of Iranian Nuclear Facilities: All Netanyahu is Saying is Give Bombs a Chance?

Could the bombing of Iran’s nuclear facilities by Israel lead to peace in the Middle East and the establishment of a Palestinian state? That’s the curious thesis of David Samuels today in Slate. David Samuels sees an Israeli attack on Iran … Continue reading

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Gay is the New Black

This quote today at Andrew Sullivan’s blog: “Twenty-five, thirty years ago, the barometer of human rights in the United States were black people. That is no longer true. The barometer for judging the character of people in regard to human … Continue reading

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If You Can Take a Comma Out of the Middle of the Bible, You Might Just as Well Put a Question Mark at the End!

Perhaps you’ve heard this saying: If you can take a comma out of the middle of the Bible, you might just as well put a question mark at its end. Well, over the past two centuries, science, archeology, and critical … Continue reading

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Mental Health Break: “I’d Say You’ve Had Enough!”

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On the Far Right, Ann Coulter and Mitt Romney Are Not Conservative Enough!

And you thought Rush Limbaugh was KRayZeee. Here are some second tier far-right radio and internet media broadcasters laying in on Ann Coulter and Mitt Romney. This is what the Republican Party has become, and has to contend with, to … Continue reading

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EXISTENTIALIST CHRISTIANITY IN THE 21st CENTURY: Four Things That Every Honest Christian Must Face, Sooner or Later

It seems to me that every honest Christian living in the 21st century must, sooner or later, come up against four “truths”—and a question that must then be digested. Here are the four truths: There is no hell The Bible is … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

In 1837, George Sand wrote: We cannot tear out a single page of our lives, but we can throw the whole book in the fire. I would qualify Sand’s observation by noting that many people are actually quite good at … Continue reading

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Why Are There TEN COMMANDMENTS (and Not, Say, Fifteen)?

Mel Brooks has a theory:

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From Liberty Bonds to Bailout Bonds?

The NY Times says that Barack Obama is contemplating letting small individual investors in on the bank bailout—wedding Main Street to Wall Street. Like a mutual or bond fund, you would buy shares, perhaps for as little as a few … Continue reading

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