Saturday, December 1, 2012


Wasn't going to do a link round-up this week but a few things caught my eye:

The Religion Clause blog has a list of the religious mentions in the proposed Egyptian constitution.

Leesburg, Virginia is Ground Zero in the War on Christmas again.  I can't say I support the atheists on this one.  One Leesburg official (who was apparently in a coma on 9/11/2001) called atheists "fanatical terrorists."

Can Islam be a force for good in climate change?

Can Islam be gay-friendly?

Robert Schuller & his family have to survive on less than a million dollars after the bankruptcy of their Crystal Cathedral ministry.  Oh boo hoo  Maybe they should pray to win the lottery.

A priest named Schueller pisses off the pope by wanting women to be ordained & questioning celibacy.  It's too bad he isn't also a pedophile.  The pope would have ignored him.

Former Episcopal priests are turning Catholic, and for these guys it's okay to be married priests.  (similar to the rule in Eastern orthodox churches).   How does the vatican wrap its head around its head?

Presbyterian parishes are leaving the denomination to join a more conservative version.   Would Calvin be proud?

Religion gives me a headache.  It's no wonder fundies look so glassy-eyed.


Infidel753 said...

Can Islam be gay-friendly?

That's a bit like asking whether Christianity can be gay-friendly. Individual Muslims/Christians can be, but Islam/Christianity can't. The Koran/Bible and other revered texts of both religions say what they say.

I notice that that "gay-friendly mosque" is in Paris. Many European Muslims are becoming like European Christians -- so secularized that they ignore any teachings of their religion which are inconvenient or repulsive. If it gets any publicity, expect to see protests from real believers -- we may find out what's French for "Allah hates fags".

LadyAtheist said...

As Dawkins pointed out in The God Delusion, religions tend to embrace the culture of their place/time and rationalize their decision is god-given. I hope more believers will pull their heads out of their asses.