Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Bland Leading the Blind

Five weeks ago, responding to the urging of PCUSA moderator Heath Rada, the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church of Swannanoa, NC, held a public “interfaith forum” on Islam, inviting young imam Mohamed Taha from the Asheville, NC, Islamic Center as their … Continue reading

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“What Goes Around Comes Around…”

In the political aftermath to the news of the unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Democrats and Republicans are already drawing up battle lines in this election year over how and when a new judge should be nominated … Continue reading

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More on Iranian Disdain for American Power

Yesterday’s blog dealt with the growing impression throughout the years of the Obama administration that America has grown soft and weak, leading Muslim supremacists to see the present moment as an opportunity to advance their agenda for world domination. Iran … Continue reading

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Will America Bow to ‘Allahu Akbar’?

As a religion, Islam operates in the currency of power. Its god is Allah, the god of sovereign power, who commands all other powers (including human will) to submit before his throne. His followers shout ‘Allahu akbar,’ meaning literally ‘Allah … Continue reading

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“Might makes right.” — Allah

In a philosophy class at Stanford years ago, I was exposed to the concept of “might makes right” through reading excerpts of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War in which he said, “…right, as the world goes, is only in … Continue reading

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