Religion in America

The Pew Center has released a report on religion in America. Among the interesting findings: A majority of those who are affiliated with a religion, for instance, do not believe their religion is the only way to salvation. And almost the same number believes that there is more than one true way to interpret the teachings of their religion. I have no objection to these … Continue reading Religion in America

Professors Rule

Peter 1 tackles the puzzling question of why the Left in Western countries has been so sympathetic with Islamic radicalism. He starts with the observation that “It is becoming increasingly obvious that the progressives ruling Europe are deliberately transforming the continent into a Muslim land.” He offers two explanations. The first: There is a mysterious tendency of the elites of the advanced countries — let … Continue reading Professors Rule

Obama’s Exodus

The Obamas have resigned from Trinity United Church. There’s a list of reactions here. Peter Wehner: Barack Obama’s resignation from Trinity United Church of Christ over, in part, “a cultural and a stylistic gap” raises additional doubts about him. The obvious question is what “cultural and stylistic gap” exists now that hasn’t existed during the last two decades, when Obama was a member of Trinity … Continue reading Obama’s Exodus

Remember Constantinople

Five hundred fifty five years ago today, Constantinople fell to the invading Muslim armies, which would eventually overrun most of Eastern Europe and, in 1529, 1566, and 1683, threaten Vienna and the rest of Europe. My own ancestors (on my father’s side) were already under Muslim domination, where they would remain for almost five hundred years. Black Tuesday, “the last day of the world,” was … Continue reading Remember Constantinople

News from the Church of England

Maybe the Archbishop of Canterbury was right. The Church of England sees an Islamic future—and sees the government as the chief cause. If recent reports of trends in religious observance prove to be correct, then in some 30 years the mosque will be able to claim that, religiously speaking, the UK is an Islamic nation, and therefore needs a share in any religious establishment to … Continue reading News from the Church of England

Steyn in Vancouver—One Time Only!

Wretchard quotes Mark Steyn, speaking in Vancouver before he goes on trial: What we’re up against is not primarily defined by what’s going on in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those are still essentially military campaigns and we’re good at those. … it might be truer to say that this is a Cold Civil War – by which I mean a war within the west. The real … Continue reading Steyn in Vancouver—One Time Only!

What Could They Possibly Have in Common?

Senator Joseph Biden criticizes the Bush administration’s response to 9/11: Messrs. Bush and McCain lump together, as a single threat, extremist groups and states more at odds with each other than with us: Sunnis and Shiites, Persians and Arabs, Iraq and Iran, al Qaeda and Shiite militias. If they can’t identify the enemy or describe the war we’re fighting, it’s difficult to see how we … Continue reading What Could They Possibly Have in Common?