Tag Archives: Theology

Thoughts on Iraq’s Church Bombing

I was saddened to read of the killing of more than 58 people in the hostage incident in a Catholic church in Baghdad. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility, and simultaneously issued a threat and warning to Coptic Churches in Egypt. Earlier … Continue reading

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A Case Study in Humankind’s Violent Struggle for Power

Yet another guest post by occasional ComingAnarchy.com contributor Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace. Institutions constantly battle for power. These battles can also bring out the worst in the people involved, and led the institutions to compromise their most core values in … Continue reading

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The History of Alcohol in Islam

Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol. But why? In objectively reviewing for the ban in the Koran, one can only leave bewildered. Occasional passages that do not refer to alcohol as it is known today is interpreted as being a … Continue reading

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The Crescent and Sacred Green: A Postscript to the Arab Flags Series

Part 1: Trucial State White – Part 2: Arab Flag Colors As previously described, the flags of many Persian Gulf states contains large sections of white for historical reasons, while many Arab States in the Middle East, from Sudan to … Continue reading

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The Bible, as seen on Google Earth

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Sir Isaac Newton and the Trinity

Yet another guest post on history and theology by occasional guest contributor Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace. The story of Sir Isaac Newton stumbling upon the nature of gravity after seeing an apple fall to earth is one of the most … Continue reading

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Islam’s First Heretics

The descendants of the Prophet Muhammed founded the Abbasid Caliphate in 750 A.D. and established it’s capital in Baghdad. Near the end of the 9th century, as it faced a number of lesser regional challengers to it’s rule in Egypt … Continue reading

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On the Origin of Religion

“As soon as the important faculties of the imagination, wonder, and curiosity, together with some power of reasoning, had become partially developed, man would naturally crave to understand what was passing around him, and would have vaguely speculated on his … Continue reading

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On Manners and Chauvinism

Last week, a newspaper advertisement in Italy invited hostess/escorts to attend an anonymous hosted party, promising cash payments and gifts to attend. After about 200 women showed up and waited for about an hour, comedian-tyrant Colonel Gaddafi of Libya popped … Continue reading

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Mr Deity on 9/11

Seeing as the anniversary is next week, this could be one of his more controversial pieces. Brilliant writing nonetheless. See the whole series at mrdeity.com.

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