Archive for the 'Religion' Category

A Christmas Letter From Jesus

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Cara Michele has posted an excellent letter from Jesus on her blog, Chosen Fast. It’s definitely worth a read. It would be even better if Jesus had cc’d the News and Record’s Letters to the Editor department.
My thoughts on the subject, from last year: Here and here.

The ACLU Defending Christians

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

While we’re on the subject of the ACLU, I found this today in the comments on the News and Record’s Letters to the Editor blog – a website entitled “The ACLU Fights For Christians“. It lists and links to over two dozen instances of the ACLU “defending the right of a Christian to speak as [...]

The ACLU is at it again

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

A New Jersey elementary school tried to prohibit a second-grade student from performing “Awesome God” at her school talent show due to the song’s religious nature. Thankfully, a judge correctly in favor of the student.
“The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause prohibits governmental advancement or restriction of religion,” the court said. However, the circumstances of a talent [...]

Pagan Flyer

Monday, December 11th, 2006

I’m a little late on this, but wanted to mention it anyway. We’ve had conversations about the establishment clause before. When someone argues in favor of government officials offering sectarian prayers, or allowing religious displays of one faith to the exclusion of others, I often ask a question like “Would you feel the same if [...]

Prayer in the High Point City Council

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

This past week the High Point City Council got a bit of a reprimand due to the content of their pre-session invocations:
High Point City Attorney Fred Baggett has issued a stern warning to the High Point Council about the content of their invocations.
Baggett said he received a phone call from the ACLU in Raleigh, which [...]

The Number of the Beast

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

From my blog’s admin panel:

Somebody comment on something! Quick!

Interview With Judge John E. Jones

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

The Lutheran has an interview with Judge John E. Jones, the federal judge who ruled on the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District Intelligent Design trial last year. Jones responds to some of the critics who disagreed with his ruling, touching on the role of the judiciary, our establishment clause, and his own faith.

Insight Into School-Sanctioned Prayer

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

In the recent conversations I’ve had about the West Virginia lawsuit involving the portrait of Jesus, as well as other discussions revolving around schools and religion, the opinion is often expressed that school prayer should be ok, and that school-sanctioned religious displays don’t harm anyone.
However, many people disagree with that sentiment, including some evangelical Christians. [...]

The Pope and Evolution (and Hitler)

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Nancy over at the Front Pew links to this Washington Post article and asks, “Will Pope Benedict XVI embrace Intelligent Design?”
The author of the WaPo article seems to think that its a possibility, saying:
Schoenborn, a close associate of Benedict, raised eyebrows last year with an article in the New York Times suggesting the Catholic Church [...]

Intelligently Designed Debunking

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Jason Rosenhouse explains a few easy ways to spot bogus Intelligent Design arguments.
Anti-evolutionists are skillful at burying the weaknesses of their arguments beneath a wealth of scientific jargon. This presents a problem for fair-minded non-scientists trying to determine where reality lies. If rivals in a debate make differing claims about the relationship between thermodynamics and [...]