The Christian Post, By Anugrah Kumar, November 30
An influential aboriginal tribal group in southern India has lodged a formal police complaint seeking penal action against missionaries for allegedly converting more than 1,000 original indigenous families to Christianity by “allurement” and “brainwashing.”
The Girijana Kriya Koota, a tribal welfare group in Karnataka state, has filed [...]
It is not surprising that Rush Limbaugh, spiritual leader of the Republican Party – the man who determines Republican ideology and who enforces obedience to orthodoxy within the party – now finds Pope Francis a “Marxist”. Pope Francis, spiritual leader to over one billion Catholics, has issued a direct assault on the [...]
General Synod votes in favour of proposals to bring women into episcopate by overwhelming majority
The Guardian, By Sam Jones, November 20
The Church of England is on course to give its final approval to female bishops next year after its General Synod voted in favour of new proposals to bring women into the episcopate, [...]
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Some few people have noted that November 11 was originally designated Armistice Day, and commemorated peace, not the glorification of war and warriors. It was that way when I was younger and was observed in a solemn mood; sober, thoughtful sadness. People wept – [...]
Today’s column by Chris Hedges is the latest in a set of recent dissenting opinions. Here’s a small linkfest:
Chris Hedges: Our Invisible Revolution
Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition” Related video: Newsnight Interview with Jeremy Paxman.
Ian Welsh: A New Ideology Ian Welsh: How to Create a Viable [...]
[I] could be won over by Pope Francis under the following conditions: a.) a truth and reconciliation commission for all those caught up in the pedophile abuse scandal b.) all those involved in the cover up are defrocked and turned over to national or state authorities if statute of limitations are still in effect c.) [...]
Alternatively – all things like or akin to R.E.M.!
I could be won over by Pope Francis under the following conditions: a.) a truth and reconciliation commission for all those caught up in the pedophile abuse scandal b.) all those involved in the cover up are defrocked and turned over to national or state authorities if statute of limitations are still in effect c.) [...]
Business Insider, Brett Logiurato, September 8
Republican representatives Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Steve King (R-IA) held a press conference last week in Egypt, praising and thanking the Egyptian military for a July 3 ouster of what Bachmann called the “common enemy” Muslim Brotherhood. Via the Washington Post’s Max Fisher comes video of [...]
New York Daily News
and what do you think they said next? Not “Trust me”!
As you may recall – you few, you happy few who actually follow my shitty little blog – I took a vacation last week.
I’ve been having a tough time at work with many transitions in process, changes and alterations, radical and minor. I’ll be moving from my current digs shortly, my old supervisor retired, [...]
Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s attorney general, has garnered more than his share of national attention over the years, with high-profile legal crusades against global warming researchers, Obamacare, and abortion clinics. But it’s his recent war on consensual sodomy in the commonwealth that has raised the most eyebrows as the gubernatorial candidate has made the issue a [...]
I’ve always want to say to anyone who says that America is a Christian nation: “Which one? Mormon? Roman Catholic? Anglican? Eastern Orthodox? Presbyterian? Episcopalian? Methodist? Lutheran? Seventh Day Adventist? Baptist? Southern Baptist? Evangelical? Jesuit? Protestant? Any of 100 other denominations? Now before you answer, understand if you just select one or one or more [...]