Let’s Call It “Theatrical Prayer”

My previous post discussed the “praying” done by the nutcase who was convicted of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart.  I complained about the inconsistant reference made by the press to “prayers” done by various kinds of people.  “Praying” by people who are not liked by the press, like Smart’s kidnapper, is described as “appearing to pray” while antiabortion…
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Sidenote To The Trial Of Elizabeth Smart’s Kidnapper

The terrible story of what happened to the young woman, Elizabeth Smart, finally came to an end with a conviction of her kidnapper.  There was a little sidenote in the coverage of the trial that probably no one else noted but me. The sidenote was this.  The reporter who wrote about what happened during the…
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Who’s (More) Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf

I read a story a little while back about an high level clergy in the Catholic Church of Australia.  He had been named the President of a Catholic university.  In his speech he took the liberty of reading the minds of atheists. He remarked how great it is to be a Catholic and not have…
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How Many Times Can You Say “God”?

Michelle Bachman and the Congressional Prayer Caucus have a beef of monumental importance with President Obama.  The beef has to do with a speech he gave in India or someplace in that part of the world. In the speech, the President presented his version of our U. S. history–how we came to be what who…
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Louisiana Does Good

The committee which selects textbooks for its schools has done something  great.  It has turned back pressure from the Louisiana Family Association and chosen science books that do not include creationism. The 6-1 committee vote means that kids in Louisiana will not have to be subjected to myth and science being presented as equally true.  This…
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