The World Wide (Religious) Web for Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Best. Conspiracy. Ever. Make sure to watch it all the way through. And read the credits; they’re hilarious. _____ “Egypt in crisis talks after Muslim mobs attack Christian churches” or “12 dead in Egypt as Christians and Muslims clash”? GetReligion.org tries to sort out the facts. _____ Is a bad marriage better than a good divorce? “Social scientists are concealing the harm that divorce, single parenting and stepfamilies do to children. Not only that, they are also hiding the benefits which even unhappy marriages bestow, not just on children, but on the couples involved.” _____ Is a national curriculum a … Continue reading The World Wide (Religious) Web for Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The World Wide (Religious) Web for Friday, May 6, 2011


CNN Poll: Majority in U.S. say bin Laden in hell. The rest have read Love Wins. Jackson Lears critiques atheism, specifically Sam Harris, from the port-side of the political spectrum. On Harris’s view of science: To define science as the source of absolute truth, Harris must first ignore the messy realities of power in the world of Big Science. In his books there is no discussion of the involvement of scientists in the military-industrial complex or in the pharmacological pursuit of profit. Nor is any attention paid to the ways that chance, careerism and intellectual fashion can shape research: how … Continue reading The World Wide (Religious) Web for Friday, May 6, 2011

President Obama’s Remarks at the 2nd Annual Easter Prayer Breakfast


This morning, President Obama delivered the following remarks at the 2nd Annual Easter Prayer Breakfast. I’ve bolded my favorites. _____ The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 19, 2011 Remarks by the President at Easter Prayer Breakfast East Room 8:39 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Please, please have a seat. Well, it is absolutely wonderful to be here with all of you today.  I see so many good friends all around the room. Before I begin, I want to acknowledge one particular member of my administration who I’m extraordinarily proud … Continue reading President Obama’s Remarks at the 2nd Annual Easter Prayer Breakfast