Archive for May 2012

Grateful on This Day

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This year is a rarity for me: being off on Memorial Day. As a physician, I frequently (if not consistently) must work on Memorial Day. I have been blessed to have been able to take this year’s holiday off. And I am grateful on... Read more »

Patheos: Why Hatred of Islam is Not Logical

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This first appeared on Patheos.  Time and again, the same illogical claims about Islam keep popping up from various people, whether they are pundits, commenters, or self-styled “experts” on Islam: Islam is “violent,” it calls for the “killing of all non-Muslims,” Muslims “must hate... Read more »

The Blasphemy of "Anti-Blasphemy" Laws

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was published on Beliefnet (and inspired by our own “Agnostic in Wheaton”).  I first learned about the law – that passed the Kuwaiti parliament – on a ChicagoNow blog post entitled “Kuwait theocracy declares Islam is weak.” The law calls for the death penalty for insulting the... Read more »
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"I'm Glad You Came"

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved My wife and daughters really like the song by the band “The Wanted” called “Glad You Came.” When I hear the song, it makes me think of all the wonderful people that I have been blessed with in my life: The sun goes down... Read more »

Yay to the CIA!

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved In the days since it was reported that the CIA disrupted a bomb plot targeting the United States, it has been revealed that the would-be suicide bomber was actually a double agent: The latest al-Qaida bomb plot targeting U.S. aircraft was unraveled from inside... Read more »

Catholics Beware: Anti-Sharia Laws Could Target You, Too

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was published on Patheos.  Last month, South Dakota passed a law that seeks to prevent the enforcement of “any religious code.” The very brief bill stated simply: “No court, administrative agency, or other governmental agency may enforce any provisions of any religious code.” It seems... Read more »
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