The World Wide (Religious) Web for Wednesday, May 11, 2011


In America, crazy people accuse the president of being foreign born. In Iran, crazy people charge Ahmadinejad allies with sorcery. In America, the crazy people are on the political fringe. In Iran, the crazy people are the ones in charge. _____ “Is Osama bin Laden in heaven?” A thought experiment from Kyle Roberts. _____ Do Tiger Mothers raise Black Swans? And more questions from Timothy Dalrymple: What do we really want for our children: Perfect technical execution, or creative transcendence? Lives of mechanical achievement, or of rich passions and personalities? Do we encourage a healthy growth into sociality and sexuality, … Continue reading The World Wide (Religious) Web for Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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