Posts tagged "god"

Of Football, God, & Twitter

Elissa Lerner: Unless you're a Buffalo Bills fan, you might have missed an epic dropped pass by Bills receiver Stevie Johnson this past Sunday, which would have been a game-winning touchdown in overtime to beat the Steelers. In a tweet heard round the world (and possibly beyond), a devastated Johnson blamed God...

A “Kook, Weirdo, Nutjob, Whacko” Gets His Gun

A Sioux City, Iowa man was denied a gun license by Sheriff Douglas Weber because, said the sheriff, Paul Dorr's gun ownership was a "concern for the public.  Don't trust him."  Dorr and his son Alexander have been long known in their community for frequent political activities including distribution of leaflets, protesting, and letter...

His Left Hand

José Saramago, a Portuguese writer and Nobel Prize winner, died last month.  He was 87.  From Baltasar and Blimunda, Saramago's 1982 love story between a soldier who has lost his left hand and a clairvoyant, set in 1711 Lisbon, during the Inquisition:
Baltasar recoiled in alarm, he made a rapid sign of the cross, in order...

My God! Abramoff.

16 January 2006 “‘After reading the e-mail, it became pretty obvious he was putting money before God. We are righteously casting him out.'” Hard times are here for Ralph Reed, candidate for lieutenant governor of Georgia, as the Georgia Christian Coalition — a branch of Reed’s own, former empire — denounces him for his dealings...

Daily Links 17 December 2004

Just Like a Greek Tragedy Not content with proving the existence of God, Google aims to recreate His mind. Mob Morality Stoner jokes about biblical precedents for wedding-party hook-ups; a Catholic comic speculating on her “get-out-of-hell-free card”; Will and Grace’s shallow materialist Karen musing about transforming an historic church into a gay bar; a Scrubs character telling his fiancee it “sucks” that...

God’s Awful Music, Pure & Clean

God’s Awful Music, Pure & Clean 17 November 2004 “We have been given a terrible choice: Michael Landon and Highway to Heaven or Angus Young and Highway to Hell.” By Patton Dodd Evangelical Christians can be an anxious lot when it comes to popular music. In the minds of young evangelicals, as in the minds of young nonevangelicals,...

27 June 2004 Daily Links

“‘In heaven there is no beer, that’s why we drink it here.'” The National Enquirer stumbles into Denver’s prayerful nightclub, The Church at the Bar, and in between dreadful puns, manages to summarize the church’s outreach mission. According to its minister, Mike Shepherd, the bar-church is “where believers are more likely to go if they’re disconnected from...

Do You Believe in Blog?

Two days to Bloggercon, the open conference on weblogs convened by Dave Winer, a blog innovator and a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.The Revealer‘s publisher, Jay Rosen, will be hosting a panel on journalism; and The Revealer‘s editor, Jeff Sharlet, will be hosting one on religion. A week ago, we asked for Revealer readers to add to...