Archive for August 2012

Why Do Republicans Dislike Muslims?

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved On the night that the Republican Party nominated a Mormon, I asked the above question on Patheos: For many years of my adult life, I was a Republican and voted with the GOP in almost every election. For several of those years, in fact, I... Read more »

There's Nothing We Can't Do

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved At long (very, very long) last, today is the last day of Ramadan. Tomorrow morning, I plan to – God willing – enjoy my first cup of coffee in the daylight hours since July 19. To say that I am not happy would be lying... Read more »

We Have Done Nothing Wrong, Either

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved “Biggest question we have is this a hate crime, I mean what did we do wrong?” That was a question asked by a member of the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin in the immediate aftermath of the domestic suicide terrorist attack in Wisconsin on August 5. The answer... Read more »
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An Attack on All of Us

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved The horrific shooting (and, yes, domestic terrorist) attack on the Sikh temple or gurudwara, was a stain on our national fabric. That someone would target peaceful Americans gathering together to do nothing more than worship and glorify the Lord is beyond description in its barbarity.... Read more »

The Guilt That Ramadan Brings

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved Ramadan is a very special time. Yes, we are fasting, and although the day is quite long, so far, it has not been that bad. Yet, more than just the fasting, it is a time of spiritual renewal. It is a time of deep reflection.... Read more »