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May 31, 2012

Marked for Death by Geert Wilders

Filed under: Culture,Politics,Religion — Sofie @ 1:23 pm
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In Marked for Death:  Islam’s War Against the West and Me (Washington, DC:  Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2012), Geert Wilders relates his experience as a member of the Dutch Parliament fighting the Islamic attack on culture in the Netherlands while under police protection because of death threats he’s received for speaking about Islam.  He also covers the history of Islam and the current status of its “war” against the West.

The book is very readable, and I highly recommend it.

May 26, 2010

Summer Reading: Islam

Filed under: Politics,Religion — Sofie @ 10:31 am
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More books to read this summer:

  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations
  • Andrew C. McCarthy, The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America

April 29, 2010

Summer Reading: Politics and Religion

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I saw interviews with the authors of these books on Sean Hannity‘s television show last night:

December 20, 2008

Video: “Catholics Appalled at Anti-Mormon Slur”

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December 8, 2008

Video: “LDS Church responds to ‘Home Invasion': Vote NO on Prop 8″

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November 28, 2008

“Separation of Church and State”

Filed under: Religion,US Constitution — Sofie @ 6:37 pm
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In a post a couple of days ago, Mark Hillman tells about the occasion when his father told him that the phrase “separation of church and state” is not in the U.S. Constitution and he spent a couple of hours looking for it “to prove him wrong.”

The phrase originated in a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association on Jan. 1, 1802.  Here is the text of the letter as it appears at USConstitution.net:

To messers Nehemiah Dodge, Ephraim Robbins, & Stephen S. Nelson a committee of the Danbury Baptist association in the state of Connecticut.

Gentlemen

The affectionate sentiments of esteem & approbation which you are so good as to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Baptist association, give me the highest satisfaction. my duties dictate a faithful & zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, and in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more & more pleasing.

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man & his god, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state. [Congress thus inhibited from acts respecting religion, and the Executive authorised only to execute their acts, I have refrained from presenting even occasional performances of devotion presented indeed legally where an Executive is the legal head of a national church, but subject here, as religious exercises only to the voluntary regulations and discipline of each respective sect.] Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.

I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection and blessing of the common Father and creator of man, and tender you for yourselves and your religious association, assurances of my high respect & esteem.

As stated in the introduction to the letter on the website, Jefferson wanted to convey the message that “it was not the place of the Congress or the Executive to do anything that might be misconstrued as the establishment of religion” (“Jefferson’s Wall of Separation Letter“).

November 26, 2008

Video: “Rush Limbaugh 11.26.2008 Morning Update”

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November 20, 2008

Huckabee Attacking Romney

In a new book obviously mistitled Do the Right Thing, Mike Huckabee does the wrong thing by attacking Mitt Romney for changing his position on issues like abortion and same-sex marriage.  As an ordained Baptist minister, wouldn’t Huckabee rejoice when someone changed his mind and joined Huckabee’s church?  Why won’t he allow Romney the opportunity of repentance that Christians preach? 

In his book, Huckabee apparently whines that “Romney and his staff [disrespected] him during the campaign for the GOP nomination, and complains that Romney never called to congratulate him after winning the Iowa caucus in January” (“Mike Huckabee Sharpens Knives“).  Huckabee was the one who colluded with John McCain to steal the West Virginia primary from Romney (“Romney Camp“), helping to saddle the Republican Party with John McCain as its presidential candidate.

On her radio show this morning, Laura Ingraham asked Romney more than once why he thought Huckabee was attacking him.  Taking the high road, Romney wouldn’t answer her question.  Who is doing the right thing now, Huckabee or Romney?

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