Archive for the 'Religion' Category

Nidal Hasan: Religious Terrorist

When somebody commits violence (in this case, mass murder) in the name of their religion, the word for it is terrorism. Specifically, religious terrorism. Why is it so hard to call it what it is for some folks?

Policing One’s Thoughts

Are you prejudiced?  Or bigoted? No? Are you sure?

Anti-Abortion. Anti-Life. Anti-Law.

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted, but yesterday’s murder of Dr. George Tiller — one of only two or three medical practitioners in the entire country who performed “late term” abortions –caught my attention in a way nothing has for some time. Dr. Tiller had been the target of violence and threats and heated [...]

Cars and Christians

From a comment on this morning’s post at the Chron: “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car” Indeed.

Plumbers and Metaphors

No, this post’s title doesn’t mean what you think it does. What I’m actually talking about is something else altogether.