The latest installment of my bi-weekly column has appeared in the Deseret News, and this one is accompanied by some especially nice illustrations:
“When a religious building has been repurposed by another faith: From the ancient Aztec in Tenochtitlan, modern Mexico City, to the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, to the Hagia Sophia in Turkey, there are many religious sites that have been repurposed by another faith with a conquering army”
For a little more background on one of the buildings that I discuss in today’s article — namely, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul –see this Deseret News column that I originally published on 16 July 2020:
Both articles overflow, of course, with the hateful venom, the narrow-minded religious bigotry, and the continual rage that, as certain of my critics quite correctly point out, is characteristic of all my writing.
The 25 October 2020 broadcast of the Interpreter Radio Show has been freed from commercial and other interruptions and archived for your listening pleasure, at no charge to you. The discussants for this installment were Steve Densley, Matthew Bowen, and Mark Johnson. In this episode, they review recent Interpreter articles and publications relating to the Book of Moses. In the second portion of the show, they participate in a roundtable that focuses on the upcoming Come Follow Me lesson #47 (Moroni 1-6).
All sentient beings should, as a matter of habitual practice, look in frequently on the excellent website of Book of Mormon Central. Here are two recent items there that caught my own eye:
From the Christopher Hitchens Memorial “How Religion Poisons Everything” File:
[Please note the academic affiliation of one of the authors of this article, which appeared in the New York Post.]