Archive for August, 2017

When religion becomes politicized it is likely to be polluted and corrupted; the fact the separation of church and state in the United States is compromised in practice – albeit not in Constitutional theory – is a tragedy

August 14, 2017

Source: Evangelicals, Trump and the politics of redemption | Religion News Service An American evangelical says ‘enough is enough’: ‘The evangelical Christian movement in America is being compromised and discredited by the way prominent leaders have associated themselves with, first, the Donald J. Trump campaign and now, the Trump presidency. If this is allowed to […]

via Evangelicals, Trump and the politics of redemption | Religion News Service — Persona

A Decent Human Being

August 12, 2017

This morning Matthew Cobb sent me a tweet that reminded me of this story—a story I’d known about but never mentioned. It’s about Nicholas Winton—now Sir Nicholas Winton—a British stockbroker who, on a visit to Czechoslovakia in 1938, managed to launch a rescue operation that ultimately saved 669 children, most of them Jewish, from the Holocaust. […]

via Nicholas Winton: the man who saved 669 children from the Holocaust — Why Evolution Is True

Dave Rubin and Richard Dawkins at the 92nd street Y — Why Evolution Is True

August 9, 2017

Reader Michael called my attention to this 52-minute video of Richard Dawkins and Dave Rubin conversing at the famous 92nd Street YMCA in New York City. I’ve watched only 30 minutes over lunch, but it covers a lot of topics: his deplatforming by the Berkeley Radio station, censorship and deplatforming in general, Richard’s new essay […]

via Dave Rubin and Richard Dawkins at the 92nd street Y — Why Evolution Is True