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Archive for March, 2011

-Is Organized Religion Destined to Die Out in 9 Western Countries?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

According to a team of mathematicians using census data, organized religion will substantially be driven towards extinction by one generation in 9 Western countries including; Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Also Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland, will not be far behind. The researchers used census data to make their predictions. […]

-Forced Arranged Muslim Marriages In America?

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Arranged marriages are a tradition in Muslim cultures. Now some girls in America are being forced into arranged marriages by their families? I have no doubt that many Muslim families in America are continuing the arranged marriage tradition in some form or another. But what if the young woman doesn’t want to comply? What if […]

-Florida Judge Rules That the Case Proceed Under Islamic Sharia Law

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

In a dispute between Muslim parties a Florida Circuit Court judge has ruled that the case can proceed under provisions of Islamic Sharia law. This is one of the first cases where Islamic law has been recognized in an American court and deferred to:   Response: Note from the document that if the two parties […]

-Libya: A No-Win Scenario and Now Pres. Obama Decides to Act!

Friday, March 18th, 2011

  (Image by BlatantNews.com via Flickr)   For over 3 weeks President Obama has condemned the Libyan dictator with nothing more than strong rhetoric but was incredibly indecisive when it came to any kind of real action. He dithered away the time on the golf course and working on his ‘Final Four’ basketball picks while […]

-Democrats in Congress Push Bill to Repeal DOMA

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

                                               (Image via Wikipedia) On Wednesday a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (Doma) was introduced by Democrats in the Senate and in the Congress. The bill would result in federal recognition for same–sex marriage by default. Last month President Obama instructed the Justice Department to cease defending DOMA in several lawsuits presently […]

-New "Crystal Cathedral Covenant" Requires Choir Members to Actually be Christians

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

A new ‘Covenant‘ for choir members at the Crystal Cathedral requires them to actually be Christians and acknowledge their denomination’s stand on traditional marriage. Some long-time members are upset with the new declaration. The part of the covenant that is controversial to some states: “I understand that in an era where images of family relationship […]