May 2011 archive

Post-Rapture Day Blues

As I sit on my couch on May 22nd, 2011 in anticipation of my favorite soccer team’s final game of the season, I cannot help but reflect on Rapture Day 2011. As Morpheus loudly proclaimed in The Matrix Reloaded, “We are still here!” I am a little depressed about the whole deal. As our Rapture …

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Islam Versus The Enlightened World by Austin Young Michaels

Certain principles have ushered the Western world into the most technologically advanced culture to ever inhabit the Earth. Many of these principles are the direct result of the Enlightenment period in Europe. These principles include free speech, freedom to pursue happiness, life, liberty, freedom from tyranny, equality, and more. These principles, through fighting and revolution, replaced …

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Round 2 with Rabbi Shmuley: Atheist Chaplains?

Somehow I always seem to stumble upon Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s articles on Huffington Post. Maybe this is because I survey the Religion section for interesting articles and he is a featured writer. This time he was targeting the idea of “atheist chaplains” in the military. Rabbi Shmuley references a New York Times article, which includes …

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