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Archive for August, 2007

Anglican Communion Seems to be Headed for Disunity

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

In speaking about the current state of affairs in the 77 million member Anglican Communion, Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria sees little hope of agreement. He contends that the Episcopal Church in the USA and the Canadian counterparts in the Anglican Church of Canada have departed from the faith and have expressed little or no […]

Muslims Take Over Sikh Temple in Lahore, Pakistan

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

A radical Muslim group has taken over an 18th century Sikh temple in Lahore, Pakistan. The Sikhs are no longer allowed to worship in their own temple and all their symbols have been replaced. Apparently the Pakistani government is going to do nothing about it. Comments: Another case of Muslim religious imperialism and intolerance toward […]

Saudi Arabia Finally Allows Christian Doctor to Go Home, Now There are Problems in Egypt Also!

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Saudi Arabia responded to pressure received from Christians all over the world to finally allow the Christian Doctor go home to Egypt.  I posted on this case earlier along with other problems that the Saudis pose for Christians. According to the story, Egypt also has been in the middle of a controversy surrounding a Christian […]

Christian Bishop Supports the Use of ‘Allah’ Instead of God?

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

First the was the Episcopal priest who claimed that she was both a Christian and a Muslim. Now we have a Bishop in the Netherlands who says that we might as well start using the name ‘Allah’ instead of God since in a 100 years or so Europeans will be using it anyway? Comments: I […]

Ahmadinejad: “Rule of Islam Only Way of Salvation of Mankind”

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

President Ahmadinejad of Iran made a number of interesting comments while he was visiting Kabul and addressing the Afghan Islamic leaders. He proclaimed that the only hope for the world was for Islam to rule and impose sharia law over all humanity: “There is no truth on earth but monotheism and following tenets of Islam […]

Atheist Chinese Government to Choose the Next Tibetan Lamas?

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

The Lamas are the leaders of the Tibetan Buddhist sect. Tibetans believe their Lamas are reincarnated from those who have died dating back to the 12th Century. Usually the living Lamas are involved in finding and identifying a new Lama when one passes away. Usually a baby born at the same time or slightly after […]

Taliban Releases Two Korean Hostages

Monday, August 13th, 2007

The Taliban freed two of the Korean hostages as a gesture of good faith towards the South Korean negotiators and because the two women were supposedly ‘sick’. Into the 25th day of this crisis, they are still holding 19 hostages, 16 of which are women. Our prayers should continue for the remaining hostages and their […]

Get Your Own Fatwa on the Internet

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Muslims are increasingly turning to the ‘new media’ for their religious rulings, known as a ‘fatwa’. Traditionally fatwas have been issued by recognized Islamic scholars or major leaders. Now many are turning to imams on the internet or by telephone. Should ‘good’ Muslims read Harry potter? What about suicide bombings, can they be justified? Is […]

Bibles are Not Allowed and Christians are Persecuted in Saudi Arabia

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Visitors are not allowed to bring Bibles into Saudi Arabia or even publicly wear Crucifixes. The consequences can be rather severe if you are caught with such contraband by Saudi authorities. The Saudi government is trying to encourage and increase tourism to their country. However, the U.S. State department has been quite critical of Saudi […]

Is Religion Really an Issue in the Illegal Immigration Debate?

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Here is an article by John Hargenrader which contends that the opposition to illegal Latino immigration (USA) is nothing more than veiled religious bigotry: “…I am finding it more and more concerning that some vocal opposition to immigration reform is nothing more than under-the-breath anti-Catholic bigotry. … When looking at local voices in Congress, there […]