Archive for the ‘Other Religions’ Category

On Malaysia’s Moderate Muslims and why you should care

A few months ago I decided to take a break from regular blogging to work on finding  a more specialized niche in which to fit my naturally charming yet gruffly journalistic self. It’s gone well, and I’m learning a lot.  A lot about Malaysia, where apparently I’m sort of famous, thanks...
October 14th, 2010 | Blogging, Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Media, Other, Other Religions, Politics, Religion, Religious Liberty | Read More

Anwar Ibrahim: Not the Bright Spot We’d Hoped For

As Israel struggles to defend itself, Islamist voices around the world still stridently condemn the Jewish state for stopping the flotilla bringing aid to Hamas. Shockingly, one of those voices is Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim — the former media darling and favorite of the foreign-policy teams of...
June 30th, 2010 | Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Other Religions, Politics, Religion, Religious Liberty, Social Justice | Read More

War of the Words: Israel and the U.S.

As Israel struggles to stay afloat beneath the nearly universal condemnation of its conduct in the recent flotilla incident, I can’t help wondering: When did racism suddenly become so socially acceptable – and even fashionable – in the U.S.? To be sure, the decades-long struggle between Israel,...
June 14th, 2010 | Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Judaism, Other, Other Religions, Politics, Religion | Read More

Americans “Born Again” Under President Obama

Apparently, we are “born again” as Americans through the redemptive work of President Barack Obama. Left unanswered, however, was the question of righteousness. It is clear to me that President Obama, by his merely assuming the office of the president, has made all America righteous before...
January 22nd, 2009 | Democrats, Other Religions, Politics | Read More

How to Argue Like Jesus – by Joe Carter and John Coleman

Joe has written a book! How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History’s Greatest Communicator by Joe Carter and John Coleman Joe sent me a note about the book in which he said: “Argue Like Jesus, which was written for both Christians and non-believers, uses Jesus as a model...
January 6th, 2009 | Logic & Rhetoric, Other Religions | Read More

Proposition 8: The Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Recently, I posted a number of posts about California Proposition 8. This is an emotionally charged issue with good thoughts on both sides.  Not surprisingly, my posts sparked debate in the comment sections where a number of excellent questions were raised. Richard Hollis is one commentator who...
October 30th, 2008 | Culture, Family Issues, Other Religions, Politics | Read More

East Meets West: Sharia Law Sanctioned in UK

Upon hearing about the government sanctioning Sharia law in the United Kingdom, I was immediately concerned that western law was being subverted in an ally country with whom we share a unique history. There are two levels on which there might possibly be concerns. The first possible concern arises...
September 15th, 2008 | Economics & Law, Other Religions | Read More

Know Your Muslims:
How to Distinguish Between Shia and Sunni

Is Al Qaeda Sunni or Shi’a? If you don’t have clue you’re not alone. Jeff Stein, the National Security editor for Congressional Quarterly, posed that simple question to two Republicans on the Intelligence Committee, a Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, and several top counterterrorism officials...
December 13th, 2006 | Other Religions | Read More

In the Beginning was Nothing:
A Creation Story for Young Materialists

[Note: I'll be out of town until Sunday; regular posting will resume on Monday.] Throughout history children have been awed and thrilled by retellings of their culture ‘
December 15th, 2005 | Other Religions | Read More

The Heretical Atheist

Frequent commenter DS recently posted an interesting take on a common disagreement: Calling atheism a “religion” is like calling not collecting stamps a “hobby.” Whether atheism is itself a religion is certainly a debatable point. But atheists and agnostics shouldn ‘
November 11th, 2004 | Other Religions | Read More