Daily Archives: August 17, 2011

The Onion–Apocalypse Actually Happened 3 Years Ago

Though the event went largely unremarked upon at the time, a report published Monday by the Kaiser Family Foundation has found that the apocalypse, or end of the world, occurred three years ago….

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Posted in * General Interest, Humor / Trivia

Open Thread–For What Things are you most thankful right now?

Specifics help, it can be from any sphere, and we are looking for three or less.

Posted in Uncategorized

William McGurn–Religion and the Cult of Tolerance

Earlier this summer, the chief rabbi for Great Britain warned about a new intolerance being imposed in the name of tolerance.

“I share a real concern that the attempt to impose the current prevailing template of equality and discrimination on religious organizations is an erosion of religious liberty,” Lord Sacks told a House of Commons committee in June. “We are beginning to move back to where we came in in the 17th century””a whole lot of people on the Mayflower leaving to find religious freedom elsewhere.”

Though not as pronounced on this side of the Atlantic, we can see the same trend that so worries Lord Sacks. Here too the imposition comes in the guise of nondiscrimination laws and codes. Here too the result is the same: Faith organizations are told whom they must employ and what they must assent to, or face being shoved off the public square.

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Posted in * Culture-Watch, * International News & Commentary, America/U.S.A., England / UK, Law & Legal Issues, Religion & Culture

Terry Mattingly–God, Barbies and moms

It’s a question that can cause tension and tears in a circle of home-school moms in a Bible Belt church fellowship hall.

It’s a question that can have the same jarring impact in a circle of feminist mothers in a Manhattan coffee shop.

Here it is: Will you buy your daughter a Barbie doll? Other questions follow in the wake of this one, linked to clothes, self-esteem, cellphones, makeup, reality TV shows and the entire commercialized princess culture.

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Posted in * Culture-Watch, * Economics, Politics, Children, Consumer/consumer spending, Economy, Marriage & Family, Religion & Culture, Women