Posts tagged "theocracy"

Not Another Iran

One storyline that’s making the rounds in the wake of ongoing protests in Egypt is that an applicable comparison can be made to Iran’s “green revolution” of 1979.  Ayaan Hirsi Ali has an op-ed in today’s New York Times titled, “Get Ready for the Muslim Brotherhood” that states as much, warning the U.S. that it...

Theocracy’s Not So Bad

Julie Ingersoll writes at Religion Dispatches about a recent Christianity Today profile of the Ahmansons, husband and wife philanthropists who have helped shape policy and religious outreach in the U.S.:
The Ahmansons supplied crucial early support to Rushdoony's writing, his early efforts in the creationist movement, and to the establishment of his Chalcedon Foundation...

Defending Truth, With a Capital “T”

Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) -- the legal activist organization founded in 1993 by "a band of TV preachers and right-wing radio ranters" which now constitutes the strong arm of what I call the Legal Right -- is not taking the recent dismissal of a case they brought before the Idaho courts very well....

Different Levels of Credibility Between Religions?

Hunter Baker blogs at First Things that he is not entirely happy with the way his email interview with Sarah Harland-Logan of Harvard Political Review was excerpted in the final article, "Is Godless Good?" Baker is author of the 2009 book The End of Secularism ("The provocative assertion of the book...

Christian Nation, Again

What does Sarah Palin mean when she says, as she adamantly did last week at a Women of Joy conference in Kentucky, that the U.S. is a Christian nation? Much was written during the presidential campaign about Palin's religious beliefs, but in this particular instance she was responding to a...

Daily Links 31 January 2005

They’re Into Masochism, Too Here’s a lengthy diatribe on what self-serving hypocrites many evangelicals are — published in Christianity Today‘s Books & Culture. Can You Love the Theocon but Hate Theocracy? “Do you know what happened in the United States? They accused me of being a theocon—I don’t know what that means…” Rocco Buttiglione, the Italian politician recently deemed...

Enlightening Iraq

We suppose it should come as no surprise that The Salt Lake Tribune, using a Combined News Service report, should give bigger play to the latest bit of Paul Bremer‘s diplomatic theology in Iraq, while The New York Times and The Washington Post pay little attention to the issue. Salt Lake City is a town that knows a thing or two about...