But now’s not a good time?

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“Bill Maher accused of Islamophobia”

    I have to admit that it doesn’t bother me overly much to see the execrable Mr. Maher catching such flak as this:   http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/05/bill-maher-accused-islamophobia-joke-zayn-malik-boston-marathon-bomber   His sin in this case isn’t, maybe, the worst possible.  But it’s a pretty obvious case of ethnic stereotyping.   Can you imagine the indignation that would erupt [Read More…]

“Signs of Alien Life Will Be Found by 2025, NASA’s Chief Scientist Predicts”

    Fun times.   Though, unfortunately, we’ll probably be talking more about algae-like things than about Emperor Ming the Merciless or Ewoks.   http://www.space.com/29041-alien-life-evidence-by-2025-nasa.html     [Read more…]

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

    Still amazingly (sadly?) relevant:   http://fornspollfira.blogspot.com/2015/04/some-thoughts-from-some-authorities.html     [Read more…]

Email and punctuation

    “What the hell was it about e-mail that made everybody forget the stuff they learned in second grade, like capitalizing I and proper names, and using periods? Hello? We all learned how to do this less than five years out of diapers!” MaryJanice Davidson     [Read more…]

Service and Dominion

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Thoughts on religious or church-affiliated colleges and universities

    Food for reflection:   http://fornspollfira.blogspot.com/2015/04/becoming-more-catholic.html     [Read more…]

“What does it say about me that I want a Jesus who looks just like me?”

    A thought-provoking article from (I’m guessing) an Evangelical Protestant woman:   http://www.faithstreet.com/onfaith/2015/04/06/i-care-what-jesus-looks-like/36515   I’ve always been bothered by portraits of the mortal Jesus that make him look . . . say, Swedish, or like a good-humored California surfer dude.     [Read more…]

I’m far from a political supporter of Harry Reid

    And I think his complacent satisfaction about his lie regarding Mitt Romney’s taxes is utterly shameful.   But this is grotesquely inappropriate and, really, quite disgusting:   http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/petition-for-the-excommunication-of-senator-harry   My hope is that it will draw few if any signatures from active, believing Latter-day Saints.   I dislike it for a whole host [Read More…]

“Thy faith hath saved thee”

      The 117th scripture roundtable posted by the Interpreter Foundation features Cassandra Hedelius, Craig Foster, John Gee, Martin Tanner, and Bruce Webster in a discussion of 2015 Gospel Doctrine lesson 19, which is built upon Luke 18-19 and John 11:   http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/scripture-roundtable-117-new-testament-gospel-doctrine-lesson-19-thy-faith-hath-saved-thee/     [Read more…]