Posts tagged "the devil"

Daily Links: “We Should All Get To Do What We Want To” Edition

This week the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools denied an appeal by a Jewish Orthodox school team to have their state semifinals game moved to any night other than Friday night. Bishop William E. Lori gave the editors of America magazine a lashing today for their criticism of the USCCB's contraception conniption.  

Daily Links: Pressing Questions Edition

Where is Jesus' foreskin?  Listen to David Farley discuss An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church's Strangest Relic in Italy's Oddest Town on NPR's Rick Steve Show. Does Daddy Know Best?  Ann Pellegrini on the nature of recent attempts to further limit women's privacy and reproductive choice. Are imagination and science really at war? An excerpt...

Immoral Halloween Temptations

Amy Levin: Last week, rushing through the Atlantic-Pacific terminal in Brooklyn, I passed my usual underground subway Jesus cheerleader, warning passersby about anything from the apocalypse to the dangers of evolution. Normally I take their pamphlets - I figure if you study religion, you might as well look twice when it’s standing right in front...

The Devil’s Night

Remember Chick Tracts?  Here's a classic, dug out from the files by The Sensuous Curmudgeon.

What’s in a Name?

“Satanic hysteria” is such an interesting phrase, with so many possibilities. The coffee clerk who brought it up at a Revealer reading in Ann Arbor, Michigan, though, seemed to have only one meaning in mind, and a decidedly mundane one at that — she was concerned with what she saw as the media-made fear of Satanism. Not...