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Archaeology News Network: Mexican archaeologists find early burial in first colonial cathedral.

Good Christian practice - reuse all the pagan works.

04/14/16 • 06:51 AM • HistoryReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dazed: Could you now be prosecuted for having a miscarriage?

Miscarriage is traumatic enough. This shall not stand.

04/13/16 • 02:18 PM • HistoryHuman RightsPoliticsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: New Evidence on When Bible Was Written: Ancient Shopping Lists.

... if the literacy rates in the Arad fortress were repeated across the kingdom of Judah, which had about 100,000 people, there would have been hundreds of literate people ...” Arguably more literate than today.

04/12/16 • 02:41 PM • HistoryReligionScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

National Geographic: Isaac Newton’s Lost Alchemy Recipe Rediscovered.

Newton’s 1855 biographer questioned “how a mind of such power” could take seriously “the obvious production of a fool and a knave.” And the sophick mercury recipe is only now resurfacing in part because Cambridge University, Newton’s alma mater, turned down the opportunity to archive his alchemy recipes in 1888.” Talk about the aforementioned ‘complex individuals’. Newton was the penultimate.

04/07/16 • 06:45 PM • HistoryPsychologyReligionScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WaPo: Switzerland shocked by Muslim teens who refused to shake hands with female teachers.

The Swiss Muslim community has largely suggested that the boys are misinterpreting Islamic teachings with their refusal to shake their teachers’ hands.” Isn’t the overriding consensus that immigrants fully integrate to the dominant culture within two generations? If so, accommodation of such fringe interpretations just hinders that process. Esp. when it’s not the consensus interpretation of Islamic teaching?

04/06/16 • 07:55 AM • Human RightsReligionTravel • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Bones of Christian saint found in rubble of ISIS-destroyed monastery.

Words fail me.

04/04/16 • 08:35 AM • HistoryPoliticsReligionTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Syria’s Palmyra scarred forever by IS jihadists.

While the temple’s outer walls, main entrance and courtyard have survived, the main cella or prayer chamber has been destroyed, according to AFP journalists who visited the world heritage site.” So the earlier, more optimistic reports were wrong.

04/03/16 • 10:44 AM • ArtsHistoryPoliticsReligionScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DiscoverMag: Can Science and Religion Co-Exist?

Harrumph. Ask Isaac Newton.

04/01/16 • 09:08 AM • HistoryReligionScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Son begins quest to bury Khaled al-Assaad known as ‘father of Palmyra’.

The man’s a hero. He deserves at least this.

04/01/16 • 07:51 AM • ArtsHistoryPoliticsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Indian Country Today: The Excruciating Legacy of NAGPRA.


03/31/16 • 08:16 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPoliticsReligionScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: The State of Palmyra’s Ruins.

The best news, he said, was that the 2-ton Lion of al-Lat ISIS blew up ‘could be put back together––we didn’t lose this great statue.’

03/29/16 • 09:04 AM • HistoryHuman RightsReligionTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: The crypt of the Holy Sepulcher reopens in Milan.

Think about the white, polished stones under your feet: they once paved the city’s 4th-century, Roman forum – which means Saint Ambrose, Saint Augustine and Emperor Theodosius all probably walked over them just like you.” Open for the first time in 50 years? Bucket list.

03/29/16 • 08:58 AM • ArtsHistoryReligionTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: The conflict between science and religion lies in our brains.

You can be religious and be a very good scientist.

03/26/16 • 01:13 PM • PsychologyReligionScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Michelangelo’s wonderful “Pietà” photographed.

Appropriate Good Friday posting!

03/25/16 • 09:02 AM • ArtsHistoryPhotographyReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: The Runaway Madonna in Sulmona.

“Running” to the resurrected Messiah.

03/24/16 • 07:51 AM • Physical FitnessReligionTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Business Insider: ISIS trained 400 to attack Europe.

Estimates range from 400 to 600 Islamic State fighters trained specifically for external attacks, according to the officials ...” Not good at all.

03/23/16 • 04:28 PM • Human RightsLawPoliticsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

KARE11: Church discovers 30,000 cars in donated house.

Amazing. In that you don’t often run across folks like this anymore. It’s not hoarding, it’s a deep abiding love of all things auto.

03/22/16 • 09:05 AM • GeneralReligionVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Catholic school condemns chants of ‘You killed Jesus’ at Jewish opponents.

Medievalism. When you think you’ve got it tamped down, another sprout shows up.

03/12/16 • 04:42 PM • Human RightsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Australian: Memory stick reveals names of thousands of jihadist recruits.

Modernity sinks the medieval.

03/09/16 • 07:21 PM • PoliticsReligionSecurity • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Discover Mag: Are Stone-Throwing Chimps Performing ‘Sacred’ Rituals?

More study please.

03/02/16 • 01:42 PM • NatureReligionScholarlyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times Sunday Review: What’s the Point of Moral Outrage?

We suggest that expressing moral outrage can serve as a form of personal advertisement: People who invest time and effort in condemning those who behave badly are trusted more.” Better a moral judgment than another selfie, no? At least some grey matter is being used.

02/26/16 • 03:14 PM • PsychologyReligionScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Salon: What can we learn from translations of the Bible?

One interesting thing to consider is that there are direct translations of the Bible, from the Hebrew (for the Old Testament) and the Greek (New Testament), and then there is a long tradition of translations of translations. We should discuss what a translation of a translation — and sometimes a translation of a translation of a translation — actually means.” Nonsense? Oh, Eco, how you would have riffed on this.

02/24/16 • 11:08 AM • HistoryReligionScholarlyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Patheos: An open letter to the Republican establishment leadership.

Bill Buckley and Jack Kemp are gone.  Now you have the sons of the Birch Society funding the rabid dogs of chaos. Their man is Trump.” Read ‘o the day. Thanks much, Cam Barrett on FB.

02/24/16 • 09:18 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPoliticsPsychologyReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Donald Trump calls Pope Francis ‘disgraceful’ for questioning his faith.

For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful.” As I’ve said before, the Don is radioactively obtuse.

02/18/16 • 11:09 AM • PoliticsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Courier-Journal: Lawmaker files bill requiring men to have note from wife to get Viagra.

Finally. The ladies are sick of the BS. YAY.

02/15/16 • 02:36 PM • HealthHuman RightsLawPoliticsPsychologyReligion • (5) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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