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