“Ancient Temple Worship”

Matt Brown's "Ancient Temple Worship"

  The Interpreter Foundation has now published its third book: http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Temple-Worship-Proceedings-Symposium/dp/1890718521/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413983303&sr=8-1&keywords=%22ancient+temple+worship%22   … [Read more...]

Islam as a religion of war

Oxford's debate club

  A wonderful twelve minutes or so from the Oxford Union, where they really know how to debate.  Entertainment as only the British -- have you ever seen the Prime Minister's Questions in Parliament? -- can provide it: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=408318702620490&set=vb.118863654899331&type=2&theater Thanks to Mike Parker for bringing this to my notice.   … [Read more...]

The Worst Kind of Tyranny

Lewis quote on Tyranny

   Thanks to Kevin Taylor for bringing this image to my attention. I can think of all sorts of contemporary political applications for Lewis's point.   … [Read more...]

Feynman on (quantum) physics

Richard Feynman quotation

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Possibly the most vile and disgusting ad ever produced


  Don't watch this if you don't want to hear extremely foul language.  From little girls.  Ostensibly for a noble cause, but, actually to sell tee shirts: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/22/little-girls-swear-sexism_n_6030980.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women And please don't ever buy anything from the wretched company that produced it. The parents of the little girls involved deserve condemnation and censure, if not pr … [Read more...]

2 Nephi 29

Die Bibel auf Englisch

  Today's relatively short reading, 2 Nephi 29, is noteworthy for at least two things: 1) It's a very clear statement of the characteristically Mormon idea that revelation isn't restricted to the Bible, and that more scripture, beyond the Bible and from beyond even the traditional lands of the Bible, will be forthcoming. 2) The Book of Mormon contains perhaps the only explicit condemnations of anti-Semitism in any … [Read more...]

Two comments on today’s attacks in Ottawa

RCMP armed, in Canada

  Today's attacks in Ottawa, and the attack on Canadian soldiers a couple of days ago, and the beheading of a woman in Oklahoma a few weeks back, and the disrupted plot in Australia to behead random people on the street -- these are, unfortunately, the new face of terrorism. Two comments, for now: a) This is, plainly, a threat to non-Muslims in the West.  (Please do me the favor of not asking me to belabor the obvious.)  These sorts o … [Read more...]

“California orders churches to fund abortions — or else.”

Religious liberty in peril

  My thanks to Kathryn Balmforth for bringing this cheery little bit of good news to my attention: http://thefederalist.com/2014/10/22/california-orders-churches-to-fund-abortions-or-else/   … [Read more...]