Anders Breivik as a Pragmatic Agnostic

Stephen Prothero writes at CNN that when ideas accomplish positive change, we speak of the power of ideas, but when ideas “do things we do not want them to do, as in Oslo,” then we pretend that ideas are powerless.  The contention that Anders Behring Breivik’s actions “had nothing to do with his Christian faith [Read More...]

Morning Links: Obama's Crumbling Base, Rod Dreher, Andrew Ferguson, Scot McKnight, and Higher Education

In the News 1.  “New Polls Confirm Obama’s Democratic Base Crumbles.”  Michael Warren comments. 2. Andrew Ferguson with a rather devastating portrait of Jon Huntsman. 3.  Why are conservatives such a minority at so many graduate schools? 4.  Rod Dreher with an excellent piece on Anders Breivik and his “Christianity,” which makes some similar points [Read More...]

Was Anders Breivik Really a Christian?

What do we do with the fact that Anders Behring Breivik — the perpetrator of a terrorist attack in downtown Oslo and the mass murder of children on the nearby island of Utoya — identifies himself as a Christian?  How do we make sense of the fact that he refers three times in his “European [Read More...]

Morning Links: Anders Breivik, "Sister Wives," Amy Winehouse, and the Beach Boys

In the News 1.  The attack in Norway was horrific, with an explosion in town to attract the interest of police and then a wanton slaughter of the children of the elite on an island summer-camp.  Anders Breivik was driven by a sort of “crusade” on behalf of Christian society.  And Norway police arrived 90 [Read More...]


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