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January 10, 2008, 12:09 am
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Saturday, January 9th, A.D. 2007

Current Religious News….

~ SO LONG, and thanks for all the fish: An Anglican website opens a window (pun intended) …. (

~ CANNET BLOGGERS: Bloodied but unbowed. A new Angle on cybercrime. There’s more comments here(magicstatistics, dawneden)

~ WHEN ANGLICANS ATTACK– The emerging story of the destruction of our former weblog, and others in the same server: “Are we not free in this nation to join in associations of like-minded people without fear of reprisal and violence from other associations of like-minded people, or from opposite-agenda individuals? Or from those who are supposed to be part of the same? Are we not free in the Lord to question and admonish and laugh at each other for the sake of the building up of the Kingdom of God without fear of demolition from others who claim to be part of that same Kingdom?!.” More comments, here …. (Various)

~ HOW DO WE DO IT? Pepsi, coffee, pain meds, and grace– and because we rock– not necessarily in that order. A whole massive fresh new WebElf Report Blogroll News just online …. (webelf report)

~ SCOTTISH NUNS send desperate plea for help from Kenyan mission …. (standfirminfaith)

~ RELIGIOUS-LIBERTY watch in Canada; Canada: Regulators’ assault plan puts churches in crosshairs. Proposal considers taxes, fees, restrictions on numbers, sizes …. (

~ MULTICULTURALISM promoting Islamic extremism, says Anglican bishop. Religious groups have demanded the resignation of the Bishop of Rochester after he claimed that Islamic radicals had turned parts of Britain into “no-go” areas for non-Muslims. Multiculturalism and Britain’s suicide …. (Various)

~ PETER OULD: The Liberal Denial of Grace …. (

~ ALBERT MOHLER: The Twilight of the Books? …. (

~ CAL THOMAS ON the Bishop Nazir Ali Comments– Segregation: Muslim style …. (kendallharmon)

~ GET RELIGION– The war on Epiphany …. (getreligion)

~ TERRY MATTINGLY on the Episcopal row; Bishops to protest Anglican liberal tilt. Jefferts Schori plays the England card …. (Various)

~ EPIPHANY REVEALED! The tradition of the Church has always seen the story of the Magi as a fulfillment of Isaiahs prophecy and Psalm 72. Hence the crowns and camels …. (speroforum)

~ CANADIAN ANGLICAN leaders are ‘rude’ and ‘politically-correct’ …. (

~ THE BRAIN-DEATH of CanAnglicanism: “It should be obvious to anybody that there is something seriously wrong when it becomes necessary to invent such circumlocutions as ‘co-existing’ truths as an alternative to simply being honest. This is no witness to Christ, but a shrine to political speak.” …. (

~ VATICAN Announces ‘Historic’ Catholic-Muslim Meeting for Spring; Top Vatican Cardinal Tells the Jesuits to Clean Up their Act …. (christianpost,

~ FR. STEPHEN: The Theophany in Which We Live …. (fatherstephen)

~ THE STATE of the Canadian Church – Part 3: Are Christians in Danger of Becoming a Persecuted Minority? “The public square has become a hostile arena for social-conservative Christians because the public square has been co-opted by a militant Secularism…” …. (

~ AQUILINA– Smut in the Ruins; Have a Mary Epiphany …. (fathersofthechurch)

~ JESUITS GATHER in Rome to elect new “black pope” … (freerep)

~ CARDINAL McCarrick: World traveler …. (washingtontimes)

~ A SYLLABUS of common liturgical errors …. (

~ ISRAEL HAS SURVIVED ‘against the odds’ – this story also needs telling …. (irenelancaster)

~ RUSH ASKS Evangelicals: Identity Politics or Principled Conservatism …. (benedictseraphim)

~ AL JAZEERA: Conversions worse than terror …. (getreligion)

~ EVANGELICALS Rebuke NAE Leaders over Islam Letter …. (freerep)

~ INDIA: FACT-FINDING MISSION SUGGESTS CHRISTMAS VIOLENCE WAS PREPLANNED… Extremists exploited conflict between two communities to launch attacks in Orissa …. (compassdirect)

~ CONFIRMED: Barack Obama Practiced Islam, By: Daniel Pipes …. (frontpagemag)

~ POPE CALLS for continuous prayer to rid priesthood of paedophilia …. (timesonline)

~ OBSERVING The Kenyan jihad …. (spectator)

~ BABYBLUE Podcast: On the Road to the Sudan …. (

~ DAVID WARREN– “What do we mean by ontologically unique? We mean unique in our very being. This is the philosophical assertion that human beings are different in kind from all other members of the animal kingdom. The assertion is associated with the Judaeo-Christian tradition, and made very clear in the Bible where, verily, we are “created in the image of God,” and exist not for nature, but nature for us. The polar opposite of this view is radical environmentalism, which asserts that man is a scar on the face of nature, and the fewer of us there are, the better” …. (davidwarrenonline)

~ SEVEN CHURCHES Bombed in Iraq; Riot-Hit Indian Christians Still Hiding in Jungles …. (christianpost)

~ GEORGE WEIGEL on Jihad II …. (

~ CLIMATE SCIENCE may not be a religion, but environmentalism is the hippest po-mo religion. Author Michael Crichton has noted rightly that environmentalism is now a fundamentalist religion, too …. (

~ CHRISTIANS in North Korea and Saudi Arabia could face death in the coming year for simply practising their faith, a global survey of persecuted Christians has revealed …. (religiousintelligence)

~ RICHARD JOHN NEUHAUS: The Future of Sex and Marriage …. (

~ THEOTOKOS– Mark Shea on Mary and Protestant fear of her/creeping Nestorianism (which like fear of Christian images happily seems to abate in Advent) …. (

~ THEODORE DALRYMPLE– Mind Forg’d Manacles: The Left’s belief in the helplessness of the poor is a self-fulfilling prophecy …. (

~ ROB GAGNON– From ‘How Bad Is Homosexual Practice According to Scripture and Does Scripture’s Indictment Apply to Committed Homosexual Unions?’ Prof Rob Gagnon’s most recent article …. (

~ FIRST THINGS– Taste, Video Games, and the Religious Left; Losing Oxygen to the Cultural Brain …. (

~ AN “APOSTATE” Speaks By: Jamie Glazov– “Ex-Muslim Abul Kasem tells why he left Islam — and what the West has to do to prevail” …. (frontpagemag)

~ FREEDOM, the Family and the Market: A Humane Response to the Socialist Attack on the Family …. (

~ BILL MAHER Attacks Christians Over Communion Sacrament …. (newsbusters)

~ WATCH OUT YouTube — Here Comes Christian Family Tube …. (

~ WHY ATHEISTS Are Such Lousy Debaters …. (freerep)

~ CROSSES TO WEAR, Crosses To Bear, The Left And The Narcissism That Defines Them …. (

~ ORTHODOX Christians Face Violence in Kenya Following Elections …. (orthodoxytoday)

~ CATHOLIC BLOG: Against The Grain – 2007 Highlights …. (ratzingerfanclub)

~ CHRISTIANS as enemies of the people in Turkey …. (freerep)

~ U.S. ELECTION & Those dastardly evangelicals! …. (getreligion)

~ EXACTLY WHY do bishops place a cross before their names? …. (

~ TWO PERSPECTIVES on the Bible and Contemporary Issues …. (albertmohler)

~ HELP FOR women with SSA from IVP …. (

~ ‘LIBERTY THEOLOGY’ — WSJ article by Rev. Sirico …. (

~ CAN ISLAM have a reformation? — Irshad Manji raises some difficult points in the NY Times Book Review. Islam in the Times …. (dp, FT)

~ NEW BLOG: Catholic Media Review …. (

~ ERIC CLAPTON: Susceptible to the Truth, By John Powell …. (firstthings)

~ THE OTHER JIHAD: Islam’s War on the Hindus – Janet Levy …. (americanthinker)

~ THE CATHOLIC MARTYRS of the Twentieth Century: A Comprehensive World History …. (

~ HAARETZ reports that any and all forms of Jewish prayer are forbidden on the Temple Mount …. (freerep)

~ POLITICAL SCIENCE: “The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has produced a new text warning against the terrible danger that someone, somewhere, might not entirely accept evolutionary theory” …. (offtherecord)

~ GOOGLE EARTH image of Moses parting the Red Sea …. (scienceblogs)

World War IV — The Jihad, Part XXXVIII….

~ />THE PLEASURES of Assassination, by Theodore Dalrymple …. (newenglishreview)

~ IRANIAN MINIBOAT ATTACK– Experts got it wrong, again! …. (shotgun)

~ MUSHARRAF blames Benazir Bhutto for getting herself killed. Did Bhutto Martyr Herself? – James Lewis. The Bhutto Assassination and Islam’s War on Pakistan …. (, americanthinker)

~ MAN-UP SPANISH KING denounces terrorists as ‘scum’ …. (speroforum)

~ IN THE SPOTLIGHT again: Lancet study of Iraqi deaths. Will Old Media Learn a Lesson from Lancet? Doubtful. Should-Be Final Nail in Lancet Survey Coffin …. (Various)

~ THE TOTAL and utter dhimmitude of Great Britain, as revealed on today’s BBC Radio 4 Sunday Programme …. (irenelancaster)

~ THE ARAB ‘Right of Return’ to Israel – Rachel Neuwirth …. (americanthinker)

~ POLITICAL CORRECTNESS- The Fawlty Logic of the Left …. (

~ LOOKING BACK and Forward at Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering Highlights. Looking Back and Forward at Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing… Continued …. (counterterrorismblog)

~ WILLIAM DALRYMPLE: Bhutto’s Deadly Legacy …. (nytimes)

~ DR. IRAD BEN ZVI Treats the Naked Shame of Arab Bigotry …. (

~ BENAZIR Bhutto: In Life and Death, a Blessing to the Jihadists. Bhutto assassin tied to al-Qaida …. (canadafreepress)

~ INQUEST into death of Muslim girl who refused arranged marriage …. (

~ MOVIE Review: Charlie Wilson’s War …. (

~ MILBLOGGER Major Andrew Olmsted killed in Iraq. Andrew Olmstead: “I will see you again, in the place where no shadows fall.” …. (americandigest,

~ THE NEW EU: Definitely a Superstate …. (brusselsjournal)

~ HOLLAND– A Quiet New Year of Riots and Terror Plots in Flanders and the Netherlands …. (

~ PARANOID LOGIC– “If only Israel and the Jews could be “wiped off the map”; or, if only those evil capitalist companies could be “torn up into a thousand pieces and scatter[ed] to the wind” then Islam/Progressivism would be more successful” …. (

~ SELLING OUT: Support your United Nations… and Spiderman? To borrow a quote from the InstaPundit, “Not sure how many sex crimes are involved.” Forget Spiderman; If the UN Wants a Super-Hero, Call Him “Bag Man” …. (dustmybroom, claudiarosett)

~ BEIJING’S Air Quality and the Olympics …. (

~ COUGH UP for the Day by Day cartoonist, Chris Muir …. (cq, dbd)

LifeWatch ….

Many Of Your Betters Are In Love With Death

~ MARK SHEA: “I like it when 2 million Spanish Prolifers and Profamily types make Socialists whine about the unfairness of it all. I want the culture of death to feel even more put upon and under-appreciated.” …. (Various)

~ PLANNED Parenthood Uses Gay Character to Promote Birth Control, Sort of …. (newsbusters, curtjester)

~ OVER HALF of marriages in Afghanistan involve girls under 16 …. (magicstatistics)

~ DYING OFF: Bedtime for Banzai …. (nrotc)

~ REGISTRAR threatens legal action against council over civil partnerships– “A marriage registrar has vowed to make a legal challenge to the acceptance of civil partnership ceremonies, claiming that she objects to them on religious grounds and should therefore be exempt from having to perform them” …. (ekklesia)

~ BERKELEY preacher calls for blacks to fight abortion ….(freerep)

~ FEMPREDATORS– The big list: Female teachers with students. Most comprehensive account on Internet of women predators on campus …. (worldnetdaily)

~ AMERICA’S “Fascist Moment” – Margaret Sanger Co-Stars in New Book by Jonah Goldberg …. (freerepublic)

~ CHANGING abortion’s pronoun– ‘We had abortions,’ say men whose lovers ended pregnancies. It isn’t just a women’s trauma, they insist. But critics see a political calculation …. (

~ BREAKPOINT Commentary– The Difference between Men and Bulls: Procreation by Donation …. (breakpoint)

~ A JUDGE injects a modicum of sanity into a paternity case …. (proteinwisdom)


~ A PLEA FOR Population Control …. (

~ MIKE S. ADAMS: Feminism Means Never Having to Say you’re Sorry …. (townhall)

~ JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE– “If you are considering divorce” …. (

~ STEM CELLS and the President— An Inside Account …. (commentarymagazine)

~ PTBC columnist Mike Adams’ very un-PC new book on Feminists …. (p2bc)

~ IS ‘NO COUNTRY for Old Men’ About the Culture of Death? …. (commentarymagazine)

~ RORY LEISHMAN: “Abandon embryonic stem cell research” …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ THE UK GOVERNMENT says adults should chill out and let boys play with toy guns. But who made us so uptight about kids’ play in the first place? …. (spiked-online)

~ GOOD NEWS in stem cell research: life no longer must be taken so that it might (potentially) be saved. Stem cells can be obtained from human skin cells …. (

~ THE CONFUSING Hospice Decision, Part One: Understanding Kinds of Care, by Barbara A. Olevitch, Ph.D. …. (catholicexchange)

~ “GENDER RESEARCH” in Sweden has a haunting historical precursor in the realm of politicized science …. (americanthinker)

~ WOMAN DID OWN Caesarean Section to Give Birth …. (Neatorama)

~ NYT COVERS Muslim domestic violence in US; Sunday Propaganda Film …. (americanthinker, dustmybroom)

Oh, Canadia ….

Currently Under Less Mafia-Like Management

~ CANADIAN prime ministers and Afghanistan …. (damianpenny)

~ CANUCKISTAN– Liberal-left Ontario today: city secretly studies restricting churches; prov backs free crack pipes …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ ADSCAM: “New details of the RCMP criminal probe into the sponsorship scandal and the Liberal kickback scheme have surfaced in court documents that state a company obtained $475,000 in federal funds after spending only $7,300 to run ads on a community station” …. (dustmybroom)

~ FORMER NDP candidate Arif Jinha dumps on Jack Layton …. (stevejanke)

~ HORNET’S NEST on TV: “Jetstream”, on the Discovery Channel gives a close-in picture of Canadian Air Force CF-18 fighter pilots in training; it’s an eight-part documentary, first episode on 10 pm ET, Tuesday, Jan. 8 …. (

~ INTERLECKSHOOLLZ: What does the deputy Liberal leader really think of the Taliban’s “radiant tomorrow”? …. (damianpenny)

~ CONSERVATIVES gaining in numbers at universities; professors blame Conservatives …. (p2bc)

~ MILITARY NAMES soldiers killed in Afghan accident …. (ctv)

~ CANADA: A haven for villains – Mara Salvatrucha …. (dustmybroom)

~ OUR MEDIA: The Montreal Gazette’s unflagging cultural relativism. Canada’s liberal media proves (again): it’s biased in favour of / obsessed with liberals(proudtobecanadian)

~ ALASKA PICKS Canadian company for gas pipeline project …. (ms)

~ GEEZERS– When Jean Chretien says he’s proud of his time in politics, I wonder if his memory even touches upon things like this? …. (

~ PROGRESSIVES appoint (instead of elect) a progressive to prove they’re progressive …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ HEAR NO EVIL, see no evil– If the Parliamentary Press Gallery had covered Watergate …. (andrewcoyne)

~ DISASTER for the Liberals as Canadians tell pollster they’re happy …. (stevejanke)

~ THE HUCKABEE congratulates Canada on its “national igloo” …. (boingboing)

Teh Blogs, Interwebs, ‘Puters, Media ….

“Internet? Is that thing still around?”

~ LIFEHACKER’S Top 10 Obscure Google Search Tricks …. (lifehacker)

~ GERMAN JUSTICE MINISTER: ISPs must store data for terrorist-hunting, but not for music industry lawsuits. Memo to EU: DRM is dead …. (boingboing)

~ EMPEROR PALPATINE Decries Bloggers .. Helen Thomas: Bad Journalism and Iraq War Traced Back to Bloggers …. (proteinwisdom, newsbusters)

~ BUZZMACHINE: In defense of Facebook …. (buzzmachine)

~ CAMPAIGN Plant Busted by Bloggers? Same Guy Shows Up at Two Luntz Focus Groups …. (newsbusters)

~ SCHNEIR on Security: Is Sears Engaging in Criminal Hacking Behavior? Sears infects customer computers with spyware: “..the product monitors not only all of the user’s Web traffic, but also keeps track of secure sessions such as visits to bank sites, sniffs through email headers, and then sends that information to a ComScore.” …. (schneier)

~ COPYRIGHT liner-notes for the future …. (boingboing)

Culture, Odds & Ends ….

~ ACTON BLOG– Global Warming Consensus Alert – Consensus Breach at the New York Times; Sorry. Too silly. New Sketch …. (, americandigest)

~ GIANT-THUMBED PERSONS: Life in the Cellular Age …. (albertmohler)

~ 20 MORE Photographs Taken at the Exact Right Angle …. (

~ A STUDENT’S Future VS. Facebook et al …. (confessingtiger)

~ FOR READERS, the Flashman novels were a jolly romp. But for author George MacDonald Fraser, they were also a swipe against political correctness …. (spiked-online, llamabutchers)

~ NANNY-STATISM: The New York Times has a bittersweet piece today about a smoking ban in France which has been expanded to include cafés …. (commentarymagazine)

~ GOOGLE MAPS with Public Transportation …. (

~ DOCTOR PHIL: Diabolical, or just a dirtbag? Dreher: “At long last, it has happened: I feel sorry for Britney Spears. Really, really sorry for her. Dr. Phil McGraw is a vampire. No doubt one of many in that pathetic young woman’s life.” The media have anointed Britney Spears to succeed Anna Nicole Smith …. (crunchycon,

~ WORKERS of the World Kerfluxed– Ya gotta love it. The striking Writers Guild of America is being struck by its own employees …. (firstthings)

~ REMEMBER: Dyslexics Are Teople Poo. Via …. (wackyplanet)

~ THE LONG Awaited Reversed-Polarity Sunspot …. (sda)

~ PAGING HILLARY & CO. — Democratic Fundraiser Norman Hsu Sentenced to 3 Years for Fraud. Where’s the coverage? …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ LIFE IMITATES The Simpsons …. (neatorama)

Hyper-Sub January 2008 Promo Video


~ STILL NO CURE FOR CANCER, but Scientists to make cows fart like kangaroos …. (boingboing)

~ FUN WITH The HairMixer; and “X-Wing Fighter Origami” …. (

~ 45 THINGS You Can Learn Online for Free! …. (simplythrifty)

~ HUMANS ARE INTERESTING: First and Second Sleep …. (neatorama)

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