Tag Archives: Religion

The Debate Behind the Debate

The debate over Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act has already taken some curious twists and turns. The initial response from opponents was to go to the playbook that has been so wildly successful over the past five … Continue reading

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The Axis of Ego Podcast: Aaron Hernandez and Religion

After a few days of technical difficulties in the editing department, the second part of last week’s podcast with Harrison Weinhold and Tom Garrett is ready to go.  On this week’s edition, Tom and Harrison chat about a potpourri of … Continue reading

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A Subtle Lesson of the Woolwich Attack

Everyone reading this is now very likely familiar with the brutal attack perpetrated in the London district of Woolwich yesterday.  To recap, two “suspects”[1] attempted to run a man down with their car, then, after crashing their vehicle, attacked the … Continue reading

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Nine Issues That May Frame the Next Generation of Political Debate

With gay marriage legalization proliferating and the near-inevitability of same-sex marriage being legal in nearly every jurisdiction within a decade, the question becomes what will be the next “cause” that will begin to make legislative gains over the next twenty … Continue reading

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Six Open Questions About Tim Tebow

If you can’t stand Tim Tebow, here’s the good news: This will be the last Tebow-related piece I write until at least August, barring some unforeseen incident involving a trade or the Rapture. The bad news is that it’s going … Continue reading

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Fake Religion / Fake Apostate

Lawrence Wright’s 26-page New Yorker exposé of Paul Haggis’s defection from the Church of Scientology is a balls-out hit parade of insanity.  In “The Apostate,” Wright reveals the squirrel-on-skis nuttiness of the church and its equally nutty celebrity adherents, complete … Continue reading

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Good Copt, Bad Copt

Two schools of popular thought seem to be emerging in response to the current explosive situation in Egypt: One, this is a long-overdue spasm of democracy in a region starved for it.  The sham elections will be at an end.  The … Continue reading

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