Category Archives: Religions of the World

Opinion | The Fourth Great Awakening – by David Brooks – NYT

“There are certain melodies that waft through history. One is the cultural contrast between Athens and Jerusalem. This contrast has many meanings, but the most germane one for our day is the contrast between the competitive virtues and the compassionate … Continue reading

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The Vatican’s America Problem – by Ross Douthat – NYT

“In 1892, Pope Leo XIII addressed a letter to the Catholics of France. For a century French politics had been divided between mostly Catholic monarchists and mostly anticlericalist republicans, and the church had championed royalists against the secular republic. But … Continue reading

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My defence of President Trump’s refugee ban by aussiconservativeblog

My comment to the aussiconservativeblog: Well articulated. I’m not sure you have this right. Modern Islamic clerics, especially here in the U.S., say that this was never set in stone. That most modern Islamists do not hold the views of … Continue reading

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Is God Transgender? – The New York Times

  “In the 1970s a cousin of mine, Paula Grossman, became one of the first people in America to undergo sex-reassignment surgery. As Paul Monroe Grossman, Cousin Paula had been a beloved music teacher in New Jersey. She was fired … Continue reading

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