Tuesday, February 23, 2016

TRUMP RESEMBLES A TELEVANGELIST

What's the moral high ground in today's politics?
OZY: For voters today, it's much easier to jettison an ideological view such as "just war" for a fear-driven one, where we must do whatever it takes to eradicate the enemy.

St. Louis archbishop urges cutting ties with Girl Scouts
Religion News Service: St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson has issued a letter calling on parishes to seek alternatives to Girl Scouts, arguing that the program and related organizations conflict with Roman Catholic teaching.

Why Donald Trump's glitzy style is attracting evangelical voters
Washington Post: Trump is arguably the candidate most resembling a televangelist.

What can we learn from the mediaeval attitude to pagans?
Aeon: In a world like that of mediaeval Christian Europe, where everyone was a religious believer, how was the moral standing of non-Christians to be approached?

Why does China have women-only mosques?
BBC Magazine: The Islamic world is wide and various, its points of view almost as numerous as its people. And Islam in China, with its long tradition of women-only mosques, provides a good illustration.

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