Tag Archives: Theology

Timeline of World Religions, Beta

UPDATE 2: And here’s the finalized version.

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Islam’s Version of the Shroud of Turin

Many will probably remember the incident several years ago when the image of the Virgin Mary was allegedly discovered in a grilled cheese sandwich. It was sold on eBay to an online casino for $28,000 in November 2004. Welcome to … Continue reading

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Reverend Graham and the DPRK; or, how individuals can impact the course of human events

How can mere individuals affect human history and world events? And how can the impact be made? Former President Carter in the DPRK, 1994: An event that was a century in the making This may sound like a curious way … Continue reading

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Divine Indemnification

Former Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers sued God last year, “seeking a permanent injunction to prevent God from committing acts of violence such as earthquakes and tornadoes.” Judge Marlon Polk threw out the suit, saying: There was no evidence that … Continue reading

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Policy option: ignore symbolism

I was happy to see so many comments on my “argument against French hypocrisy”:http://cominganarchy.com/2008/07/24/deny-his-citizenship/. Some agreed with my assessment; others did not, calling my reasoning “misleading” or “muddled.” I think my argument still stands when taken for what it is: … Continue reading

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The Gods at Nikko

Photos of the guards at the gates of the temples of Nikko, in Tochigi, Japan.

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Like Blind Moles…

Sake-Drenched Postcards has a great account on clashes between far left and far right protestors at Yasukuni Shrine. With photos! Check it out here.

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New Variation on an Old Theme

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Via Konfidi, Saudi Arabia has banned the color red for Valentine’s Day: Because of the ban on red roses, a black market has flowered ahead of Valentine’s Day. Roses that normally go for five Saudi riyal ($1.30) fetch up to … Continue reading

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The History of Male Circumcision, Part 1

I’ve covered the histories of salt and chili pepper and other various topics previously, but in this post I’m going to take a topic all together different and review the history of male circumcision. Today most Americans think of cutting … Continue reading

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