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October 10, 2007, 1:00 pm
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Wednesday, October 10th, A.D. 2007

Regular Religious News


CANADIAN Thanksgiving ‘07: “Thank God Almighty!” And that’s official state policy, liberals …. (proudtobecanadian)

PONTIFF Links Evangelization and True Peace …. (zenit)

RELIGIOUS LEADERS WORLDWIDE Support Buddhist Monks in Myanmar. One of the best ideas yet: the Burmese monks for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. ‘People Will Never Forgive the Murders’: Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali May Not Go to Lambeth 2008 …. (Various)

TELEGRAPH: Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali May Not Go to Lambeth 2008 …. (kendallharmon)

CAN BIBLE VERSES be Hate Speech?: Owens v. Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission 61.0 …. (culturalrenewal)

DIOCESE OF IRAN launches new website …. (mainstream)

PATRISTICAL GOODNESS— Benedict Takes Us Cyrillously …. (FotC)

CAVORTING WITH TYRANTS— Archbishop meets President Assad: CEN …. (geoconger)

SO WHAT’S DIFFERENT About Christian Broadcasting in Canada? …. (

BARBARIANISM: Pre-Islamic Relic Under Threat in Iran …. (jihadwatch)

LAODICEANS: “Proving once again that he is one of the most perceptive observers of Anglican affairs out there, Diogenes jacks a walk-off grand slam completely out of the yard” …. (

DEATH FOR PREACHING in Gazastan: Palestinian Christian activist stabbed to death in Gaza …. (Various)

AT THE ROOT of it, by David Warren …. (proudtobecanadian)

LONDON: Clergy hot under the collar over recent attacks …. (, ekklesia)

OLD NEWS: Evangelicals engage in violent pop culture …. (getreligion)

MOHLER: FALLING BIRTHRATES, Empty Cribs, and Collapsing Worldviews …. (albertmohler)

ARCHAEOLOGY and John’s Gospel: Is skepticism chic passé? – James Arlandson …. (americanthinker)

BLOVIATOR: “Wasting No Time Wearing Out My Welcome” …. (

MATTINGLY— God and Al-Jazeera …. (tmatt.gospelcom)

FUZZY ON ESSENTIALS, BUT “The Church of England has declared organ donation to be a Christian duty, in keeping with giving oneself and one’s possessions freely” …. (bbc)

MEXICANGLICANISM— thus saith the lord, (for the time being) …. (cwnews)

FEEL THE STUPID— Again! 10 Christians slaughtered over alleged Muhammad cartoon. 61 injured, 9 churches burned, hundreds displaced after rumored ‘insult’ to Islam …. (worldnetdaily)

DIOGENES: “multiculturally yours” …. (cwnews)

CWN OFF THE RECORD: “the jesuit and the skull” …. (

DAWKINS DARK SIDE— “What’s more unnerving: that ultra-rationalist Richard Dawkins can blithely state that Jews “more or less monopolise American foreign policy as far as many people can see” (uh-huh) or that many Times readers don’t understand what the fuss is all about?” …. (damianpenny)

YOUR BEER AT WORK— Graphic pix of sex-fest sent to Miller’s hometown. Catholic League delivering photographs to 211 parishes, more mailings planned …. (worldnetdaily)

JASON BYASSEE— Going Catholic: Six journeys to Rome …. (kendallharmon)

TAKE & READ— Dr. Rodney Whitacre’s A Patristic Greek Reader is now shipping from Amazon …. (fathersofthechurch)

AMUSING OURSELVES on Sunday: “Why the church must practice a different kind of comedy” …. (christianitytoday)

GK UPSIDEDOWN: True Evangelization …. (gkupsidedown)

CHINA: CHRISTIAN ATTORNEYS TORTURED, ARRESTED— One defender of human rights receives electric shocks; officials whisk away another …. (

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: A Double Standard …. (catholicexchange)

SATAN’S LITTLE HELPERS— Thoughts on why American bishops are defrocking Anglican clergy and suing the laity …. (

ODDLY ENOUGH: “In a time when churches of every description are faced with Vanishing Male Syndrome, men are showing up at Eastern Orthodox churches in numbers that are proportionately intriguing” …. (

MORE THOUGHTS ON Mother Teresa’s “Dark Night of the Soul” …. (ratzingerfanclub)

PONDERING Neuroscience and God …. (boingboing)

CHRISTIAN ACTIVISTS to witness at homosexual pride event, despite judge’s ruling …. (onenewsnow)

THE NEW CONCISE History of the Crusades …. (curtjester)

CATHOLIC LEADER: Christianity threatened in Egypt. Islam as state religion means death penalty for converting …. (allafrica)

GETTING SAVED in the Church …. (fatherstephen)

NEW ENGLISH REVIEW— Koranic Criticism: 700 C.E. to 825 C.E. by Ibn Warraq …. (NER)

EVIL IS TOUCHY— Judge mocks “Antichrist”; disciples get upset …. (magicstatistics)

DIVIDING Jerusalem, surrendering Judea and Samaria …. (

THE INADEQUACY of the Vincentian canon …. (luke2219)

LOOKING EAST: “Two Chinese Christian human rights activists spoke in the Cannon House Office Building about the role of the growing population of evangelical Christians in mainland China in moving that country from its communist past to a more open and democratic future” …. (

BLESSED ARE THE Peacemakers– Then There’s This Guy …. (reformedpastor)

DEAR LEFTY CHRISTIANS: “The PLO, Hamas, and Hezbollah have all vowed the destruction of Israel. If Israel has the right to exist and have sustained borders, what legitimate tools of self-defense are they entitled to use?” …. (reformedpastor)

JESUS & GENOCIDE, By Mike S. Adams …. (townhall)

WESTERN DECIV: The Hollow Men …. (proteinwisdom)

BREAKPOINT Commentary– Nietzsche Would Laugh: Morality without God …. (breakpoint)

DREHER: “A monkish weekend” …. (crunchycon)

WHY I MIGHT NOT WATCH the 2008 Olympics: “Please pray for the Christians in China. Persecution has been greatly increased recently because of the upcoming 2008 Olympics” …. (Various)

HEY, KIDS— “Know your Qur’an? The Saudis sure do. This week they lashed two homosexuals to within an inch of their lives, and lectured the EU on its “human rights violations” (such as a classroom ban on headscarves)” …. (thereligionofpeace, etc.)

AN OPEN LETTER to the Bishops of Connecticut, By Michael Augros …. (firstthings)

KRAALSPACE: “Dr. Beardlove: or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Episcopal Church” …. (

AT THE MUSEUM: Medieval Gazing and Eating …. (scriptoriumdaily)

DROOLING THEOCRACY AT WORK— Young Pastor’s Powerful Sermon Encourages Parishioners to Take Part in Life Chain …. (lifesite)

MERE COMMENTS: The Disproof Text …. (merecomments)

PUNK KIDS— A 16 year old sets the liturgists straight …. (freerep)

LIBERALS TREADING WATER— National Council of Churches Announces New General Secretary Nominee on Heels of Major Staff Cuts, Financial Shortfall …. (ird-renew)

GRAND RAPIDS — As a physician, Dr. William Passinault says it’s a bad bet to spend money on embryonic stem-cell research. As a Catholic, he says it is morally wrong …. (curtjester)

EX-PISKIE: “Gratuitous Crossing the Tiber Posting” …. (llamabutchers)

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

ACCORDING TO ONE SURVEY, 20 US Colleges and 1 Canadian are North America’s Most Faithful to Catholic Identity …. (freerep)

BEND THE KNEE— NCC, Mainline Officials Join Anti-War Interfaith “Fast” During Ramadan …. (


SLO-MO JIHAD: “Traditions that have been beloved by children in America for centuries are now being taken away little by little because the Muslims want the school day, menu and social traditions tailored to their needs” …. (jihadwatch)

PRIEST Collects Recollections of ‘Holocaust’ in Ukraine …. (proteinwisdom)

TOUCHY INFIDELS: Atheist Scientists in Uproar over Movie Showing Intolerance of Evidence for Intelligent Design …. (lifesite)

UNCIVIL SOCIETY: “If You Refuse To Examine Women, Can You Become A Doctor? By Betsy Newmark. Apparently, that is what some Muslim medical students in England want”; in other news: “Sainsbury’s is permitting Muslim checkout operators to refuse to handle customers’ alcohol purchases on religious grounds”; Muslim Med Students Refuse to Learn About Infidel Illnesses…. (Various)

OPEN DOORS Urges Prayers For Persecuted Nov. 11 …. (odusa)

JEWS SHOULD not call Jesus a ‘bastard’, says cardinal …. (telegraph)

WHO WILL PRAY for Christopher Hitchens? …. (freerep)

MATTHEW J. MILLER: “Martin Luther snapped that medieval legends are but “stinking, devilish lies.” On the contrary—legends of Christ’s image validate his image that is no legend” …. (firstthings)

AMERICAN POLITICS— Give Me That Old Time Religion: Democrats In The Pews. What if a Republican Called, Like Obama, for God’s ‘Kingdom on Earth‘? Liberal Website’s Members Pray for President Bush to Die …. (Various)

TRUTH IN Organizations is Not Just a Matter of Opinion …. (orthodoxytoday)

IRENE LANCASTER— “Jews: the pestilence of the world” …. (irenelancaster)

ONE COSMOS: “.. leftism is truly a death cult. Hey, don’t believe me. Just judge it by its fruitcakes. Speaking literally” …. (

DISUGLIFICATION: Vistation Parish, Miami – A Pastor Renovates His Church …. (

A CHRISTIAN SPLIT in Lebanon Raises Specter of Civil War …. (

NRO REVIEW— “Friday Night Gets Religion” …. (nro)

NEUHAUS: “The Love on Which the World Depends” …. (firstthings)

INTELLIGENT DESIGN: “You’ll never look at Ben Stein the same way again” …. (breakpoint)

HANDY-DANDY: “If you’ve ever wanted to wage holy war on your enemies (and who hasn’t?) now is your chance. Jihad on you! is “a social website based on venting the frustrations we all feel by declaring a holy war against anything and everything that annoys us, no matter how petty or insignificant” …. (telegraph)

Seminarians in the Third Millennium

World War IV — The Jihad, Part XXXVIII….

Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

RECENTLY— “We came so close to World War Three” .. a very senior British ministerial source: “If people had known how close we came to world war three that day there’d have been mass panic. Never mind the floods or foot-and-mouth — Gordon really would have been dealing with the bloody Book of Revelation and Armageddon.” Has Israeli Deterrence Been Restored? …. (, ,dp)

IT’S OFFICIAL: Terrorists endorse Hillary in ’08 …. (wnd)

TURKISH HACKERS attack more than 5000 Swedish websites in the past week, attacks linked to Muhammad caricature. In other news, Saudis launch official fatwa website! …. (jihadwatch)

WORD OF MOUTH: “A new documentary about the great cartoon jihad of 2006 reveals that many of its instigators never actually saw the offending drawings” …. (damianpenny)

IRANIAN STUDENTS Protest “Dictator” Ahmadinejad at University! Columbia University– Bollinger, Corrigan and Peachfuzz: A Lesson in Navigation …. (gatewaypundit, breathofthebeast)

VOICE OF AMERICA? Or Megaphone for Iran and the Burmese Junta? …. (claudiarosett)

A STEYNIAN NIGHTMARE: 1 out of 7 Brits reluctant to have kids because of terror …. (

CLAUDIA ROSETT— The Oscar Wyatt Oil-for-Food Trial; Oil-for-Greed; and Voices for Freedom …. (claudiarosett)

TOTTEN: “The Best Police Force in Iraq” …. (michaeltotten)

THE SPIDER’S WEB: Hizb’allah Up Close and Personal …. (publiuspundit)

VIA MEMRI— Islamist Websites Monitor Project …. (memri)

REAL ETHNIC CLEANSING and War Crimes– Reuters: Sudan government, militia forces raze Darfur town – rebels. Jimmy Carter: No Genocide in Darfur …. (solomonia)

TEENAGER Smuggled Bomb Plot Detonators to Germany …. (

AL QAEDA and Haditha bombshell: What the MSM didn’t tell you …. (michellemalkin)

THOUGHTS ON THE CULT OF CHE; Here are two articles on the subject of Che Guevara …. (

A MEDITATION on the process of Islamization and the nature of the modern state ….

LOVELY PEOPLE, REALLY: China will oppose any contemplated UN action against Burma …. (

PUTINSTAN: Anna Politkovskaya’s Deadly Foresight; Happy Birthday, Vladimir …. (pajamasmedia)

LifeWatch ….


TASTY MEAT-BYPRODUCTS: Vaccines and aborted fetal tissue. Here’s the chart …. (bettnet)

ABORTION: “Best predictor” of breast cancer; Risk factor for mental health problems …. (magicstatistics)

DIMINISHING Europe– The good life in Germany does not include children …. (weeklystandard)

8 MORE DEATHS connected to HPV vaccine. Adverse reactions from Gardasil number in thousands …. (worldnetdaily)

AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE: “A Guest Post by Fallen Sparrow” …. (dawneden)

PROTEIN WISDOM: “Attn Weenie Boys: Defining the new masculinity” …. (proteinwisdom)

THOUGHTS ON the ongoing deconstruction of the Hippocratic Oath and its devolution into meaningless pabulum in a society that increasingly embraces relativism as it rejects principles and firm concepts of right and wrong …. (wesleyjsmith)

AND PANDORA WEPT— Sperm donor, 72, to father his own grandchild …. (dailymail)

MARRIAGE is good for you and your kids …. (magicstatistics)

NANNY-STATISM & The Little Enemies Within; Fear And Loathing In The Classroom …. (mikeaustin)

PAGING DR. MALCOLM: “It’s the end of the world as we know it–or maybe not” …. (reformedpastor)

SMART MARRIAGE IX: Trapped in a False Definition of Marital Love …. (orthodoxytoday)

SOBERING THOUGHTS— “A 26-year-old Kanata woman faces a charge of second-degree murder after police allege she gave birth to a baby boy, killed him and put him in the trash” …. (soberingthoughts)

BODY-PARTS Scam Breeds Hundreds of Lawsuits …. (citizenlink)

VISIT the NOT DEAD YET Blog …. (wesleyjsmith)

ASK DR. HELEN: Fighting for Men’s Rights …. (pajamasmedia)

UK: KATIE THORPE must be protected …. (telegraph)

REALITY-CHECK: “The story of ever-increasing divorce is a powerful narrative. It is also wrong. In fact, the divorce rate has been falling continuously over the past quarter-century” …. (intheagora)

SILLY-FACTORY: “A Special Kind of Me” — Want to know why schools are turning little children into monsters? …. (

EASY-PEASY! “Need to update a kids’ book for modernity? No problem: just put Dad in the kitchen, change the police officers to women and the schoolteachers to men, and ditch any milkmen, ‘pretty stewardesses,’ and Wild West-style Indians. And if you want a better ratio of women, just add hair-bows.” …. (instapundit)

SCRAPPLEFACE: “Bush Touts Benefits of Artificial Life Creation” …. (scrappleface)

Oh, Canadia ….

Currently Under Less Mafia-Like Management

REX MURPHY: “I am not one with the world on the estimate of George Bush’s tenure” …. (fivefeetoffury)

SOCIALIZED MEDICINE: Canada Sending Mothers to US to Give Birth; and “One Man’s Opinion That I Share“; $1 billion in hospital construction overruns: James Wallace …. (wesleyjsmith)

ONTARIO’S privacy commissioner to geeks: design for privacy! …. (boingboing)

DAVID WARREN: “Far from winding down our presence in Afghanistan, there is an acute need for us to gear it up. For it must sooner or later fall on the West to do what Pakistan’s army can’t: annihilate the Islamists in their bases across the Pakistan frontier” …. (davidwarrenonline)

THE PRIME MINISTER held a press conference today in the National Press Theatre to the surprise of Ottawa observers and certainly the Parliamentary Press Gallery …. (

EXPOSING the self-importance of pollsters …. (

BAD NEWS for Canada: The Western Standard is stopping publication.. the website will continue …. (steynonline, godscopybook)


GO FIGURE: “Doubting Thomas Walkom of the Toronto Star will do anything to undermine support for Canada’s combat mission in Afghanistan” …. (damianpenny)

STEVE JANKE lays it down in a fascinating post entitled “Canada needs the NDP” (no, but seriously) …. (onemoreepicycle)

OUR FEDERAL civil service operating as usual …. (magicstatistics)

GENERAL HILLIER— Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due …. (officiallyscrewed)

ABORIGINATOPIA? “As the standoff continues, citizens wonder when, and if the rule of law will be cast away by the ruling socialist party much the same way it has been in Ontario” …. (dustmybroom)

THE DEAR OLD CTV in yet another gratuitous Clinton plug for utterly no newsworthy purpose …. (P2BC)

AMERICATOPIA? Sounds like Canadia: “you’d see socialized medicine, government takeovers of industry, reams of new regulations on businesses, sky high tax rates. The military would be gutted, the national debt would grow to unimaginable levels; drugs, prostitution, gay marriage, and polygamy would be legalized, penalties for committing crimes would be greatly reduced, and draconian speech codes would be put into place” …. (rightwingnews)

THE CANADIAN health care system no more equitable than the American …. (magicstatistics)

SHAIDLE: “A gun registry’s bad enough.. We’ve got a Jew registry now??” …. (fivefeetoffury)

FINALLY a real proposal to address the doctor shortage …. (

CANUCK Combat Videos …. (SDA)

Teh Blogs, Interwebs, ‘Puters, Media ….

CHINA’S BLOGGERS face censorship …. (telegraph)

WISDOM: “We’ve yielded to urgency or perhaps better put, been fooled into believing that next e-mail, phone call, headline update, or text message is indeed urgent.” …. (

GOOGLE’S SECRET GPhone plans revealed …. (telegraph)

OH, GOODY.. Al Jazeera Deepens Relationship With YouTube …. (LGF)

BUZZMACHINE: The iPod moment is here — on the iPod …. (

NARRATIVE OVER FACTS: Journalists explain why good news from Iraq shouldn’t be reported …. (instapundit)

AMERICAN THINKER: Internet competition, newspapers, and video rentals …. (americanthinker)

VISUAL COOLNESS— Internet Connection Density Map …. (neatorama)

FREE SPEECH LIBERALS— Dissent from the Daily Kos Line and You’re Instantly Banned …. (LGF)

GLORIOUS LEADER Kim Jong-Il say he “Internet Expert” …. (neatorama)

INTERWEB U. — Berkeley Put Class Lectures on YouTube …. (neatorama)

HIGHER CALLING: Blogger Credentialed as Newsweek Reporter …. (ratzingerfanclub)

MODERN Technology has become a pain in the neck …. (montrealgazette)

Pop Culture, Media, Technology, Leftovers ….

PHOTOSHOPPING Misheard Lyrics; and Fine art photoshopping contest …. (worth1000, boingboing)

HOMESCHOOLING Witt and Wisdom …. (fathersofthechurch)

ONE FOR THE GOOD GUYS: An action thriller that approaches reality …. (weeklystandard)

THE PHYSICS Behind Agincourt: Interesting stuff …. (

DATE A MUSLIM & DI? — Mark Steyn on an inquest in Londonistan …. (NRO)

LET’S PLAY “Spot the Scientist” … if you can! …. (smalldeadanimals)

AMEN, SISTER: “I will never, ever, ever be able to understand in my head or in my heart why in a world so full of vividly real violence, so much suffering anywhere you turn your head, why anyone, much less millions and millions of people, especially young, impressionable people, want to tune into violence for entertainment” …. (familyscholars)

Evil Laugh Kid

THE BIRTH of The Simpsons …. (neatorama)

FUNCTION of the appendix found? A good bacteria safehouse …. (boingboing)

ENJOY: The Flickr pool of Bad Signage …. (neatorama)

OH, THOSE ANCIENT NERDS: Lost Archimedes Text Revealed He was Working on Calculus. Actually, Archie was pretty cool …. (neatorama)

MANOLO SAYS, ayyyy! Billy Crystal has the Dear Leader’s bouffant! The Manolo Week in Review …. (

FREE VIDEO: In The Footsteps of Alexander the Great– a great 4-part series …. (stage6.divx)

BINKS JUST READ the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: go read it– powerful stuff. Meanwhile, Hollywood Gets a Reminder: This Is War …. (khaledhosseini, nrotc)

PHOBIAS dominate the lives of millions …. (magicstatistics)

ONLINE VIDEO: How We Got Here: “The Century of the Self”, and the psychologization of civilization– how Freudianism was used to control society …. (Google video)

New Futurama: Bender’s Big Score

PLUMPKIN— “Family distraught after 1,260-pound pumpkin is disqualified at the World Pumpkin Confederation Weigh-Off. “We were just sick over it” …. (buffalonews)

REPACKAGING THE LEFTOVERS— This Year’s Pimp …. (chowderheadbazoo)

ENJOY: The Banes of Your Existence. Via …. (fivefeetoffury)

Is it too early for man-bibs as casual wear?


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