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A Downed Jetliner, A World War?

I spent most of today traveling and unaware of events, so when my son piped up with the merry question “Are you read for World War 3?” I answered with a glib, “is it really scheduled for tomorrow? Good thing I didn’t bother with that haircut.”

Then I read the news. Cut the jokes; the [...]

Malaysian Allah Controversy Shows God Isn’t Universal

Even if we accept, in spite of the First Amendment, that government establishment of religion in general is okay, the Malaysian dispute over the word “Allah” illustrates why the word “God” cannot be part of such a general religious establishment. [...]

Why Arrest Someone After They've Climbed A Skyscraper?

Why bother to arrest someone after they’ve climbed to the top of one the tallest skyscrapers in the world – on the outside? [...]

Religion Brings Us Together Once Again

How could moderation be preserved? The editor suggested that the protesters all be arrested and charged with sedition. [...]

Christians Riot Over Offensive Images of Jesus with a Cigarette and Beer. The Problem is Fundamentalism.

When some Muslims in some nations staged riots during the 2005-2006 debacle surrounding the publication of images of Mohammed, right-wing politicians used the riots to decry the emergence of “islamofascism” in widely cut-and-pasted opinion pieces around the internet and in print newspapers as well. Right-wing newspaper columnist Cal Thomas delivered a typical judgment:

Jews and [...]