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How Do You Root Out Thoughts via Global Policy?

There were a number of interesting ideas aired in the Democratic Presidential Debate last night (11/14/15), but to me the most interesting statement of the debate came from former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: “We need to have a resolve that will bring the world together to root out the kind of radical […]

The Other Atrocities In Syria

The fighting in Syria has created a “humanitarian crisis of epic proportions,” says U.S. Representative Michael McCaul, Chair of the Homeland Security Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. McCaul asserts that the surge of refugees into Europe is due to “the inability to remove Assad from power and also the rise of ISIS. That’s […]

Barack Obama Uses Occasion Of Religiously-Inspired Killing To Deny That Violence Has Anything To Do With Religion

The motivation behind this part of Obama’s speech seems to be to discourage anti-Islamic hatred in the United States. That motivation is laudable, but the execution in sloppy, and thus undermines itself. There’s no need to assert historical and theological absurdities in order to urge a mood of toleration among members of different religions here in the United States. […]

An Alabama Christian’s Strange Alternative History

It seems that, in Alabama, faith-based education has led to a strange alternative interpretation of history, and of interpretation of the law. […]

I Am Like Isis

This morning, the web site Go Goddess tells me that I am like Isis, the Egyptian Goddess who gave a version of her name to the pre-Christian holiday Easter.

How am I like Isis? Did I marry my brother, who was then murdered and cut by a rival? Did I then reassemble his body, […]