The Worst of Your Tradition: Own It!

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I remember having a back-and-forth with a Christian about the violence historically committed by Christians: the early persecution of heretics, the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, the European "Wars of Religion," slavery in the Americas, up to the bombings of abortion clinics and the killing of doctors who perform abortions.  His response, which has stuck with me to this day, was "don't compare the best of your tradition with the worst of mine."  This comment really made me think.  He was … [Read more...]

The truth about meteors

  If it was not for a Russian obsession with 'windscreen cams' we westerners would never have seen the seven ton rock, travelling at 17,000 miles per second, explode with the equivalent of five atom bombs of the kind dropped on Hiroshima. Incredibly no body died even though the shock wave travelled all around and through the world. We in the UK have just seen a well produced documentary all about the risk our planet faces from lumps of asteroid, and the effort and technology NASA is … [Read more...]

An Emergent Muslim’s take on the current uprise in the Middle-East

On my radio show yesterday I talked with Ani Zonneveld, head of Muslims for Progressive Values and regular guest on my show, about the current uprise in the middle-east and how we in the West could think about these issues. Subscribe to the audio podcast of the show here.   … [Read more...]


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