“The attack on Christians in the Middle East”

  A situation that really demands attention: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/383353/attack-christians-middle-east-rev-robert-barron For the record, I do not agree that the Qur’an, properly understood, mandates or even permits forced conversion. The matter of Pope Benedict XVI's famous speech at the University of Regensburg is, however, more complex.  He was arguing at a very high conceptual level -- he is a first-rate and very so … [Read more...]

“Too good to be false”

Rembrandt, "Head of Christ" (ca. 1648)

  A somewhat long but quite thought-provoking and original defense of the reliability of the New Testament gospels: http://www.touchstonemag.com/archives/article.php?id=27-03-035-f   … [Read more...]

“The teachings of Siddhartha, the compassionate Buddha”

   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585788/The-teachings-of-Siddhartha-the-compassionate-Buddha.html   … [Read more...]

The solution to the Arab/Israeli conflict.

Thanks to Robert Appleberry and Jabra Ghneim for bringing it to my notice.

 You didn't hear it here first.  You've heard it a million times.  We all have.  We know it, but we very often act as if we don't.   This image fits perfectly with my immediately previous post. … [Read more...]

“And you wish to sing praises?”

"Picnic at Manassas" (Richard Miller)

   http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/20/israelis-cheer-gaza-bombing To the extent that they're simply watching, I don't blame them.  I would watch, as well.  I also look at car wrecks on the freeway.  In fact, on two or three occasions, I've sat atop Mount Bental in the Golan Heights, looking down on the United Nations checkpoint and the abandoned Arab village of al-Qunaytra and watching as plumes of smoke were rising to the sky from various po … [Read more...]

“If you want to prove you don’t hate gays, all you have to do is worship at their feet.”

   Wow.  Here's an explosive blog entry.  And it's not even mine: http://themattwalshblog.com/2014/07/22/want-prove-dont-hate-gays-all-you-have-to-do-is-worship-at-their-feet/   … [Read more...]

“Mitt Romney hits campaign trail as talk of 2016 presidential run heats up”

A presidential endorsement?

   I still don't expect him to do it.  But . . . http://www.inquisitr.com/1362353/mitt-romney-hits-campaign-trail-as-talk-of-2016-presidential-run-heats-up/ In fact, although you probably missed it, he actually won the presidency in 2013 -- a fact that obviously didn't please Juli Weiner.  (I'm assuming that Ms. Weiner isn't Sean Hannity, and that Vanity Fair isn't owned by Fox News.  So why on earth am I paying any at … [Read more...]

The Putinator

  Another of my vicious, childish, and wholly inappropriate anti-Obama images, I suppose.   … [Read more...]