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Archive for February, 2009

-Beheadings and Honor Killings part of Islam?

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Are beheadings and ‘honor killings’ related to Islam or just plain old domestic violence? There are all sorts of folks that have come out of the woodwork since the ‘beheading in Buffalo’ apologizing for Islam and contending that it is just a form of ‘cultural’ domestic violence and not related to the Muslim religion at […]

-Faith and/or Evolution?

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

(-Charles Darwin via last.fm) With the coming of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, the debate over science and religion has come to the forefront bringing dozens of articles with it about how faith and evolution are either compatible or mutually exclusive. The best that I have found on the issue was written by […]

-UK: Muslims Demand that Koran be on the ‘Top’ Shelf

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

(Image via Wikipedia) According to Muslim tradition, the Koran should always be placed upon the top shelf over all other common books. This is causing some controversy in the UK where Muslims are demanding that libraries follow that tradition. Some librarians have resolved the issue by placing all religious book on the top shelf. However, […]

-Afghanistan: 2 Face Death over Translation of Quran

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

(-Page in a 13th Century Quran via Wikipedia) KABUL: Two men have spent over a year in jail and face death over printing a Quran in an indigenous Afghan language. It all started out innocently enough. The translation was originally left at a major Kabul mosque in September 2007 with a note giving permission to […]

-Cyprus: An ‘Ancient’ Syriac Bible Found?

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Reuters: A Syriac Bible manuscript was found by Turkish Cypriot police in a raid on suspected antiquity smugglers. The police in a court hearing characterized the Bible as being about 2,000 years old. However, Bible scholars are certain that the manuscript in question is much later. Peter Williams, Warden of Tyndale House, University of Cambridge […]