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October 6, 2007, 4:29 pm
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Wednesday, October 6th, A.D. 2007

Regular Religious News

BUDDHIST Monks missing as bustle returns; Prayers as peaceful protest gets rough treatment from Burma’s army rulers; “Myanmar’s” missing monks. Burma’s dictators exploit Buddhism and the monks fight back …. (Various)

NEUHAUS: Christianity banished from Canadian public life …. (magicstatistics)

ANGLICRUMBLES— Gavin Dunbar: New Orleans and Savannah …. (kendallharmon)

MIGHTY, MIGHTY— The faith of the oppressed can topple the worst tyrants …. (

CANADIA— Fr. Neuhaus Calls Christianity “Disestablished” in Canada by Hilary White: “The Canadian clergy “seem very much in a state of defensiveness” …. (catholicexchange)

CNN TO AMERICA: Christiane Amanpour had a clear message in her three-part series on CNN: worshipping God creates scary people …. (

THE USUAL SUSPECTS: Religious-left groups to fast for end to Iraq conflict– Participants include CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in Texas Hamas case. Praying for Defeat, By Mark D. Tooley.. The Religious Left’s latest plea for surrender in Iraq …. (wnd, fpm)

THE HOBBIT KATHY: ABORTION and Christian gnosticism …. (fivefeetoffury)

MUSLIMS RAMPAGE against Christians in northern Nigeria. Nigerian Muslims terrorise Christians over cartoon rumour …. (magicstatistics)

TED BYFIELD: Trouble at the manse …. (colbycosh)

EX-EPISCOPALIAN: Conflicts Large and Small …. (freerep)

IRENE LANCASTER— What’s in a name: ‘Rowan (as in Archbishop of Canterbury) signifies rune,wiggin, wiggy and wilky’; What do you call a collectivity of Church of England Archbishops? is it by any chance a Beatitude? …. (irenelancaster)

MEIR SOLOVEICHIK: Of Priests, Rabbis, and Wives: “A profound divide separates the classical Christian and Jewish views of marriage and family” …. (commentarymagazine)

A CLEAR-THINKING ANGLICAN who irritates lots of liberals and so-called ‘orthodox’ Anglicans alike. Peter Toon …. (

THE AGE TO COME— The grief of the Father, reprise …. (theagetocome)

WORLD COUNCIL of Churches Comes to U.S. Looking for “Violence” …. (frontpagemag)

CONSERVATIVE Anglicans plan to form new orthodox church …. (magicstatistics)

PERSECUTION— Iraqi Christians forced to leave …. (jihadwatch)

LOBSTER POT: The proposition and the truth; and now, a word from The Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis …. (

BREAKPOINT Commentary– A New Form of Discrimination: Check Your Faith at the Door …. (breakpoint)

MOHLER: “So What Does an Atheist Do With the Bible? — Ideology Meets Etiquette” …. (

TURKEY: WIDOW OF SLAIN CHRISTIAN: ‘A CROSS FOR ME EVERY DAY’ — Semse Aydin prays for ‘the ultimate revenge.’ …. (

STRANGE GODS: “A bill which would strengthen the law on hate crimes against gay or disabled people is to be lodged in the Scottish Parliament” …. (bbc)

THOUSANDS of Christians in N. Korea prisons: Report …. (speroforum)

WORD FROM CAPTAIN OBVIOUS: Conservative Evangelical group warns ++Williams: C of E will split …. (covenant-communion)

VIA ORTHODIXIE— What’s in Polamalu’s locker? …. (

REFORMED PASTOR: “Like Ships In the Night” …. (reformedpastor)

RELIGION and happiness, by Daniel Jackson …. (donaldsensing)

DELIGHTFUL MOSQUE Equates ‘Merry Christmas’ To Murder …. (stoptheaclu)

SERGE’S BLOG— “Stand by, Bishop Spong and Call to Action. ‘The kids are alright’ and the restoration is under way”; and A Quick question for Episcopalians; and “Another Anglican crosses a river” …. (Various)

HONK If You’re a Neanderthal …. (reformedpastor)

WISDOM FROM An Orthodox Priest on Clerical Immorality …. (

EGYPT: Christians suffer from contradictions in legal system, elements of Sharia …. (jihadwatch)

AUSSIE ANGLOBAPTISTS & the world of tomorrowland …. (cwnews)

ATON BLOG: The Uniqueness of Christian Ecology – Abundance …. (

PROTEIN WISDOM— Church of the Jolly Fat Man (pbuh) …. (proteinwisdom)

BANNED BOOK: The Bible …. (worldontheweb)

IN DEFENCE OF Bishop Jeffrey Steenson; Conger- Bishop quits after summit. Video: Follow-Up with Bishop Steenson at September 2007 HoB Meeting. Episcopalian Convert Bishops Have Valid Orders? …. (Various)

ORTHODIXIE— NEW BOOK: Defeating Sin …. (

BACKLASH Against Secularism Conference …. (merecomments)

GAIRDNER: Religion, Sex, and the City …. (williamgairdner)

CHRISTIAN CENTURY: On Greener Pastures and Living in Ruins …. (

TIMOTHEOS— A little on Heaven’s Queen Mother …. (timotheosprologizes)

THERE IS Weeping in the Cathedral …. (charismamag)

THE MANOLO SAYS “so you have climbed the ladder of clerical success and now you are being invested as the bishop by the Pope of Rome! But the question remains, what do you wear to coordinate with your zuchetto?” …. (

ISLAM means ‘peace’, or else …. (

SPERO FORUM: “The US Supreme Court will not consider an appeal by Christian groups that sought an exemption from New York law mandating the funding of contraceptives in employee insurance programs, including Catholic hospitals” …. (

SECULARISM: “Getting Rid of American Holidays in Public Schools ” …. (canadafreepress)

ARCHAEOLOGY and the Synoptic Gospels: Which way do the rocks roll? By James Arlandson …. (americanthinker)

OVER AT The Age to Come, Peter powerfully wrote about God’s grief over the state of the church today …. (sameo416)

SERGE’S BLOG: “Joni Mitchell and Starbucks: it’s still hip to hate Rome ” …. (

KATE McMILLAN— “So, let me get this straight; if I make the argument that a religion or creed is fundamentally flawed … I’m a bigot … right? Painting one particular group with the same brush, tends to make it so” …. (sda)

HOW MILLIONS of Ordinary Slobs Get Their Information about the Catholic Faith …. (

ANCIENT Relic authenticates Shroud of Turin— Exhaustive tests show sacred cloth much older than carbon-14 date …. (wnd, wiki)

POST-MORTEM: What Really Happened in New Orleans? An Anglican Schism Draws Closer …. (albertmohler)

HANGING MONASTERIES of the World …. (neatorama)

ANGLICAN FRIENDS of Israel: “There was cause for both hope and despair in Church Times articles this week” …. (anglicanfriendsofisrael)

BOVINA BLOVIATOR: “So it’s off to Rome for me. I do not labor under the illusion all is milk and honey on the other side of the Tiber”; comments ensue; and a second post …. (Various)

TIMOTHEOS: “All you wanted to know about angels” …. (

INFO-TECHNO SABBATH: UNPLUGGING THE GOD OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY by Joe Carter: “Do something about all that emailblogcellphonewebrssyoutubemyspaceblackberrytech noise” …. (

WHY ARE Preternatural Gifts Called “Preternatural”? …. (

GODTUBE’S success has Net talking (mostly smack) …. (worldontheweb)

ANOTHER UK HINDU leader tells Christians to stop evangelising in India …. (magicstatistics)

AN E-SEMINARY emerges– Embrace the new medium without losing context, By Len Hjalmarson …. (CW)

DALRYMPLE: “The question of whether morals and values are absolute or relative – a question to which I am inclined to give different answers at different times and on different occasions, according to my mood and my interlocutor – is perhaps the most crucial one of our time” …. (newenglishreview)

DAWN EDEN IS Retro-Sexual, by Mike Aquilina, Touchstone. Between my sheets, a lonely world – Dawn Eden …. (catholiceducation)

AMERICAN Hate-crimes legislation opens a religious divide …. (religionlink)

FOLSOM CITY FAIR: Sadomasochist Blasphemy, brought to you by Miller Beer …. (Various)

CHURCH-N-STATE: Rev. Hillary Takes the Pulpit: An unholy route to electoral victory …. (NRO)

THAT GIRL: Kim Phuc – A Picture of Peace– Why me? Why did I live? Ten years after napalm scorched her body the answer changed her life. More goodness here …. (

COMMISSIONER of religious symbolism study criticized for Templeton link …. (CW)

ROGER SCRUTON— Art, Beauty, and Judgment: Good taste is as important in aesthetics as it is in humor, and indeed taste is what it is all about …. (catholiceducation)

CHRISTIANS ARE DANGEROUS: “CBS’s entertainment division portrays devout teens as murderers and hypocrites and their youth pastor as a pervert, while taking cheap shots at abstinence education” …. (, worldnetdaily)

THIS IS LIFE: O Virgin Pure …. (benedictseraphim)

GROUP-THINK in the Academy …. (danielpipes)

LLAMA BUTCHER: “So let me get this straight: Robbo converts to Catholicism and then” …. (llamabutchers)

FJORDMAN: Islam, the Greeks and the Scientific Revolution, part 2 …. (JiWa)

VATICAN paper set to clear Knights Templar …. (telegraph)

FREDERICA on Orthodoxy and men …. (crunchycon)

FEEL THE HATE, PRECIOUSSS! “Sure, give it to the Salvation Army. Heck, turn it into a Zen Buddhist meditation center. But fer pity’s sake, don’t give it to those nasty conservative Anglicanses!” …. (benedictseraphim)

ON ELEPHANTHEADITIS: Margaret Wente examines the demeaning double standards of political correctness …. (damianpenny)

COUNCIL of Europe votes on creationism in schools …. (

SHUDDER, CRINGE— A Cat as the Pope’s Best Friend? …. (NROTC)

THOUGHTS ON Utopia, progressive politics and the Kingdom …. (benedictseraphim)

CHECK IT OUT— “Kat is Having an Acts 19:19 Fire Sale!” …. (

PRE-ORDER NO: The Orthodox Study Bible – Hardcover edition …. (benedictseraphim)

DR. SANITY: “ seems to me that, just as the 19th century was the age of hysteria; and the 20th the age of narcissism; the 21st is well on its way to being the age of the “selfless psychopath” …. (

FAITH AND LIBERAL Fundamentalism, By James H. Gammon …. (americanthinker)

ENGLISH, how she should be spoken …. (

THE ONION DOME Strikes Again: Eastern Orthodox Monk Rock …. (



World War IV — The Jihad, Part XXXVIII….

COLD WAR propaganda and really good old values …. (

A DREADFUL LOSS: The Great Cox & Forkum Bow Out …. (americandigest)

UN HUMAN RIGHTS Debacle Council: NGO mention of “Allah” taboo …. (jihadwatch)

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELF-CONGRATULATION AND RISK-FREE DISSENT— In case you missed Mark Steyn’s column, “Democracies Talk, Tyranies Act”, from yesterday, here are some relevant passages …. (

FALSE FRONTS: the Omeish incident …. (crunchycon)

PREVIOUS JIHAD— The Origin of Coffee and the Croissant …. (patentpending)

PEGGY NOONAN: “Americans should not fear talking—and listening—to those whose views we loathe” …. (catholiceducation)

THE TIMES PRODUCES anti-Israel propaganda for schools …. (

FIRST PROPOSALS for Sharia banks in Canada …. (jihadwatch)

TERROR THREAT Against Danish Cartoon Editor Flemming Rose …. (pajamasmedia)

EUTOPIANISM— The British anomaly: The attempt to abolish England …. (brusselsjournal, timesonline)

SAUDI ARABIA complains that Muslims can’t practice their faith freely in Europe …. (jihadwatch)

WORD FROM BURMA: Stallone speaks out after Rambo crew witness ‘hell beyond your wildest dreams’ …. (Various)

LifeWatch ….

LET FREEDOM RING by Henrietta G. Tavish: “The abortion rights movement has traditionally hated free speech” …. (dawneden)

A NEW BRAIN STUDY concludes that a woman in a vegetative state is aware of herself. It’s a dangerous claim that could throw families and physicians into turmoil …. (orthodoxytoday)

DAVID WARREN: “Reconstructing family”; IMFC FAMILY POLICY CONFERENCE 2007. Social conservatives move on to next marriage debate …. (Various)

ABORTION LINKED to breast cancer again — ‘Women aren’t being given this information’; and visit for more …. (wnd)

Abortion Breast Cancer .ca

MORE ABORTION CLINICS have been bombed on “Law & Order” than in real life …. (smalldeadanimals)

TORTURE ASSAULT CASE spotlights need for unborn victims legislation …. (theinterim)

A MOTHER killed by abortion and silence from the media …. (

THE PROBLEM with Gay Marriage …. (orthodoxytoday)

MARK SHEA: “It Turns out God was Right and the Mandarins of sexual libertinism were wrong. Wouldn’t you know it? When men and women just move in together because it “sounds fun” this results in indistinct, vague relationiships in which the woman wishes the guy would commit and the guy sort of hangs around, not buying the cow because the milk is free and simultaneously lusting after other women/feeling guilty and then wishing he could escape the relationship in which he sort of participates. The arrival of children acts, not as a blessing, but as an intrusion and a complicating factor. Who could possibly have foreseen this?” …. (

VIA MERE COMMENTS— Lake of Fire, the Movie …. (merecomments)

A WICKEDLY self-centered European woman has written a civilizational suicide note …. (crunchycon)

TOM PURCELL: “Bullying sure isn’t like it used to be. It’s no wonder anti-bullying laws are popping up all over” …. (catholicexchange)

ISRAELI DOCTOR Exposes Nazi Abortion Program …. (orthodoxytoday)

GIRLS GONE MILD by Wendy Shalit …. (commentarymagazine)

Chastity Rome-Chick Blues (with subtitles)

LEON R. KASS, MD— here is nothing “brave” or beautiful about the biotechnised world we are entering, says one of America’s best-known bioethicists …. (catholiceducation)

IMF CANADA: “Abortion and mental health: The link we cannot ignore” by Andrea Mrozek …. (

WORD FROM A Toronto Muslim website: It’s ok to marry off your nine-year-old daughter …. (fivefeetoffury)

THE TRUTH about the homosexualist movement …. (NOR)

YOUNG EVOS Turn Left, or Maybe They Didn’t …. (merecomments)

PLANNED PARENTHOOD Sued for Libelous Statements against Pro-Life Advocates …. (catholicexchange)

MARK SHEA: “The NEA Doesn’t Like it When Homeschoolers Consistently Wipe the Floor with Public School Kids in Test Results” …. (

GOBSMACKED by Logic: Will Pro-lifers Succumb to Silencing Tactics? – Sheila Liaugminas …. (catholiceducation)

NEW CENSUS 2006 Data Shows Canadian Family Strengths- And Weaknesses …. (

WAAAAHH! Liberal feminist makes startling discovery …. (sda)

WHAT IS WE TEACHING THE KIDS? Differences between 1963 and 1991 editions of Richard Scarry kids’ book …. (boingboing)

Dove Onslaught

Oh, Canadia ….

Currently Under Disappointing Management

REX MURPHY— “Great news out of Vancouver. The Cinderella city is about to enact one of the most comprehensive, ferocious, detailed and high-minded anti-smoking bylaws this side of Alpha Centauri”; When is smoking not smoking? …. (dp, JiWa)

HEALTH CARE Of the Canadian Rich and Famous …. (pajamasmedia)

PAINFULLY OBVIOUS: Crooks think twice about armed citizens …. (sda)

ONLY IN CANUCKISTAN— Canadian mint: We own the words “one cent” and Toronto can’t use them …. (boingboing)

CANADA’S demographic disaster is in the making …. (cfp)

GILLES DUCEPPE’S secret plan to quit politics is bad news for Stephane Dion …. (stevejanke)

QUEBEC introduces global warming tax, Canada CEOs urge more …. (reuters)

LORD BLACK must pay to keep one Warhol portrait …. (theglobeandmail)

FREE BRAINWASH WITH EVERY VIEWING! CBC trots out anti-penalty, anti-drug war proponents in advance. State-run CBC takes full 4-page ad in National Post …. (p2bc)

CANADIAN POLITICS— “Another reason to abolish hate crimes” …. (canadafreepress)

DALTON McGUINTY’S $63,000,000 crystal blob …. (stevejanke)

CANUCKISTANI Border Officials Go by the Book …. (americanthinker)

Teh Blogs, Interwebs, ‘Puters, Media ….

BURMA’S BRAVE BLOGGERS— “The Times explains how they brought the “Saffron Revolution” to the attention of the world – and how they’ve been forced underground” …. (damianpenny)

GOOGLE CONTROLS your e-mail, your videos, your calendar, your searches… What if it controlled your life? By Cory Doctorow …. (radaronline)

SOME BLOGGERS on and in Burma …. (felixhominum)

A CANADIAN BLOGGER PROFILE— The normblog profile 211: Damian Penny …. (normblog)

SUPREME Clarence Thomas to Bloggers: Wish You’d Been Around in 1991! …. (newsbusters)

THE LEVELING Power Of Blogs …. (smalldeadanimals)

A GUARDIAN COLUMN on censorship versus copyright protection …. (boingboing)

WEBSITES that help you collect and “manage” friends …. (opinionjournal)

AN OTTAWA CITIZEN Journalist Files Non Story On Openly Partisan Conservative Blogger …. (sda)


Pop Culture, Media, Technology, Leftovers ….

CHECK OUT Celestia… The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X …. (

TWO PERSPECTIVES on Climate Change; What Would Jesus Drive? – Jay W. Richards in NRO …. (Various)

BAD, BAD WRITING: “Mary Sue, Who Are You?” Via …. (Various)

AND GEORGE IS OUR PROPHET— More Jar-Jar than Jedi …. (bettnet)

GUERILLA Office Tactics: including, How to filter out press releases from your email …. (boingboing)

ANCIENT NERDS & GEEKS were very busy, thank heavens: Ancient Inventions and Technologies …. (

HANDY-DANDY Gaelic Words in English …. (

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON ASKS, “Have American academics lost their collective mind?” …. (

FREE ONLINE VIDEO: The Fall of Carthage …. (

BEHOLD, the wonders of Foamhenge!– in other news, neo-pagans claim ownership of foam holy place, hoot and stand about waiting for sunrise …. (

NERDY GOODNESS: Secret Rooms and Hidden Doors.. well beloved since ancient times. Feel the sneaky goodness …. (Various)

TV: HOUSE Medical Reviews …. (colbycosh)

DOUTHAT WARNS: “As 2007 draws to a close, it’s time to steel ourselves for the ’00s retrospectives” …. (rossdouthat.theatlantic)

THE EVER-USEFUL Yak Shaving Razor #110 …. (evangelicaloutpost)

Michael Winslow – The Police Academic

THE MOST Spectacular Sights in Google Sky …. (

THE PROPHET Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth was meretricious dreck. U.K. Judge to rule: Schools must warn of Gore climate film bias …. (rogerlsimon, p2bc)

BEOWULF— Interesting looking upcoming CGI movie; but this 2005 thing was graphically lovely, but a butchery of the story (with a strong layer of post-modern ‘We Suck And Everything Is Our Fault-ism’ script by Andrew Rai Berzins). Gerard Butler and the fisherman and an amazing but un-Danish looking Iceland were the best elements …. (Various)

HOWTO make medieval ink …. (boingboing)

Kristin Chenoweth: “Taylor the Latte Boy”


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