Wednesday's News & Ideas
- Bigotry nothing new
- Healthy secularism needed
- Immoral reality TV
- Minnesota marriage fight
- Philanthropy business
- Inside the papyrus story
Catholics then, Muslims nowThe New York Times: The view that members of a religious minority are not to be trusted is not new.
Secularists as religion's best friendsNational Catholic Reporter: A timely new book argues that what religious freedom needs these days is a revival of healthy secularism.
Shame on 'Breaking Amish'The Atlantic: This is what immoral reality TV looks like.
Minnesota's marriage amendment fight takes religious turnSt. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer-Press: Religion front and center in the battle over Minnesota's proposed marriage amendment.
Why can't we sell charity like we sell perfume?Wall Street Journal: What if we let philanthropies operate like businesses?
The inside story of a controversial new text about JesusHarvard researcher Karen King yesterday unveiled an ancient papyrus fragment with the phrase, "Jesus said to them, 'My wife.'" A Smithsonian magazine reporter has been covering the story behind the scenes for weeks.
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