Posts tagged "Christian"

The rise and fall of Islamic science, tolerance and thought

What if I told you that Islam once produced the world’s most scientifically advanced and intellectually productive civilization? It’s true, and you’ll probably hear more about it, this being 2015, the United Nations International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, in which Islamic science will be showcased. Many Americans might find far-fetched the idea that... Read more »

Government now gets to decide what my values are? Pfffft

I was born and grew up in Chicago. I have attended school in Chicago and have spent almost my entire life working in Chicago. Now Mayor Rahm Emanuel is going to tell me what my values are? What I’d like to tell Rahm and everyone else who thinks that government can or should dictate my... Read more »

A mosque at Ground Zero will hurt Islam more than us

TUGS.setInitCount('{"rate_summary":{"total_score":360,"average":72,"total_count":5}}'); TUGS.tugsURL = "http://discussions.chicagotribune.com/"; TUGS.init_starRating(); In any legal or constitutional showdown over whether a mosque can be built near Ground Zero, the mosque would win, hands down. The First Amendment of the Constitution requires it. The amendment, perhaps the most cherished of the Bill of Rights, guarantees that government may not interfere with the practice... Read more »
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A mosque at Ground Zero will hurt Islam more than us

TUGS.setInitCount('{"rate_summary":{"total_score":360,"average":72,"total_count":5}}'); TUGS.tugsURL = "http://discussions.chicagotribune.com/"; TUGS.init_starRating(); In any legal or constitutional showdown over whether a mosque can be built near Ground Zero, the mosque would win, hands down. The First Amendment of the Constitution requires it. The amendment, perhaps the most cherished of the Bill of Rights, guarantees that government may not interfere with the practice... Read more »

78% believe Jesus rose from the dead

Is America still a Christian nation? It’s a much debated question, but it’s hard to deny the fact of America’s cultural heritage. That many refugees came to these shores to find religious freedom is more than mere symbolism. You could be deprived of life, liberty, property and happiness if you were the wrong religion–something that... Read more »
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