Posts tagged "violence"
The Last Twentieth-Century Book Club: Salem Kirban, Part 2

The Last Twentieth-Century Book Club: Salem Kirban, Part 2

"The Last Twentieth Century Book Club" is an ongoing monthly column exploring religious ephemera by Don Jolly .
In The News: Breaking Bad, Thanksgivukkah, The Vatican, George Bernard Shaw & much more

In The News: Breaking Bad, Thanksgivukkah, The Vatican, George Bernard Shaw & much more

A round-up of recent religion & media news.
Mediating Our Dead

Mediating Our Dead

By Rachel Wagner We have become incapable of sitting with tragedy and loss, and instantly seek to make order of it through media.

Daily Links: Big Fat Tolerance Edition

Russian gay extremists; Patronizing employers; A Brownback woman; Jesus' juice; Milquetoast Patel; Other, the world's 12th religion; Liberty wolves; ideology-smashing samaritan; Damn anarchists; Government by any other name (like the presidency); Tolerance ponies.

Tolerance Makes Kids Gay

"Tolerance" is considered a general good, an aspirational goal that, when done right, ameliorates violence and promotes understanding.  But "tolerance" has a number of definitions in play on the current political stage.  The dispute over its meanings is at the heart of a new bill in California that would institute the education of school children...

Religious Leadership and Violence Prevention after Tucson

by Joshua Stanton This month, it became clear that Americans must do more to prevent violence. A congresswoman was shot in the head in what seems to have been a politically motivated assassination attempt – only surviving by luck or miracle. Six others have died and many more were wounded. our country is in a state...

Bloody Redemption

05 October 2005 By J.J. Helland Reviewers of David Cronenberg’s new film, A History of Violence have made much of the movie’s bloodshed as an adroit social commentary on America’s complicated obsession with violence and its linkage to sexual energy. But they’ve overlooked the thorny spiritual quest of the film’s protagonists. David Edelstein of Slate swooned over the film’s...

The Intimacy of Killing

20 June 2005 Bloodlust, says historian Joanna Bourke, is a civilized affair. By Jeff Sharlet (Originally published as “Revealing the Intimacy of the Most Gruesome Part of War” in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 22, 1999). To start with, Joanna Bourke has never killed anyone. She has never even fired a gun, much less...

Daily Links 09 November 2004

Ashcroft & Evans To Pursue Solo Projects; Rummy Still With the Band John Ashcroft is done. So is Secretary of Commerce Don Evans. The left can be expected to crow about Ashcroft’s departure and ignore that of Evans — even though Ashcroft was never close to the President and is a member of the Assemblies...