Breakfast Links for 11/05/12: Tuesday’s End-of-the-World; Ground-Glass Election; Suicide by Choice

BREAKFAST LINKS 11/05/12:

George Yancey, Patheos/Black, White and Gray: “You read the title right. This Tuesday the world ends.”

Benjamin Domenech, Patheos: “The President has obliterated the laws of about half the states. Parents cannot opt out—they have to pay for this whether they like it or not. And they won’t even find out from their insurance bills because of the elimination of any co-pay.”

Paul West, Los Angeles Times: Sprint to the Finish in a Divided Nation

Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Washington Examiner: The Ground Glass Election

J.E. Dyer, Patheos: “My perception of Romney is that although he doesn’t bring a well-developed philosophical approach to government, he does innately resist the idea of government as a God-like reordering mechanism appointed over the people. That posture starts, for him, in the most effective place possible: with his acknowledgment of God as supreme, not government.”

Alyce M. McKenzie, Patheos/Edgy Exegesis: “But we twenty-first-century listeners have shrunk the definition of heart to emotions. So when we hear “Love God with your whole heart,” we might think Jesus means “Have only happy feelings about God.”

Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times: The Likely Winner – Gridlock

John Blake, CNN Belief Blog: Red State or Blue State Jesus?

Joel J. Miller, Patheos/Joel J. Miller: “Christians were the victims of 85 percent of hate crimes committed in 2011 in Europe, according to one study. And compared to just a few years ago there is a marked increase in countries around the world restricting religious practice, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, which observed a similar uptick in the number of countries where social hostilities toward religion have intensified.”

Peter Enns, Patheos/Peter Enns: “It’s not just that I don’t trust them. I’m bored with them.”

Ben Mattlin, NY Times Op-Ed: Suicide by Choice?  Not So Fast

Manya A. Brachear, Chicago Tribune: Vote For Obama, Go to Confession

 

About Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple was raised in non-denominational evangelical congregations in California. The son and grandson of ministers, as a young boy he spent far too many hours each night staring at the ceiling and pondering the afterlife.
 
In all his work he seeks a better understanding of why people do, and do not, come to faith, and researches and teaches in religion and science, faith and reason, theology and philosophy, the origins of atheism, Christology, and the religious transformations of suffering


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