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PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
Forum Religion Category: General
Created by John Eipper on 08/19/10 5:00 PM

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Religion (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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How Can We Reduce Interreligious Conflict? (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 10/17/21 3:16 am) In my view, the world seems to be going to hell in a handbasket at an increasing speed because we are adoring false gods. We clearly have a serious theological problem, and people better find the rea ...
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Is the Islamization of Europe an Undeniable Fact? (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 09/25/21 4:14 am) Recently I was talking with an old German friend, a diplomat with more than 30 years of experience as an ambassador in various countries, mainly in the Middle East, Egypt and Latin America. As usually ...
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Is Religion a Force for Good or Evil? (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 07/16/21 4:04 am) Today most people should agree that despite the major self-acclaimed superiority over the other species, mankind has in general been a major disappointment. As a whole we seem to have learned ...
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Liberation Theology (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Father Robert W Haire, 19th-Century Socialist Priest (Patrick Mears, -Germany, 06/28/20 6:43 am) One fascinating personality I have come across in my research for my genealogy project is Father Robert W. Haire, a Roman Catholic priest born in Freedom Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan. Later, H ...
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Re: "The corollary of freedom is responsibility" (Robert Whealey) (John Eipper, USA, 12/31/05 2:51 pm) John Heelan wrote: It is disappointing that Cameron Sawyer dismisses the importance of the ethic "the corollary of freedom is responsibility" by a throw-away pejorative line linking it to Soviet/Marxi ...
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Liberation Theology and Marxism-Lenism (Ronald Hilton, USA, 06/08/98 10:19 am) The well-documented, albeir controversial, reports of the Latin American News Syndicate (LANS) defend the Latin American military against their critics, incl ...
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Hinduism (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Controversy Surrounding Wendy Doniger's *The Hindus* (Robert Frykenberg, USA, 03/07/14 7:44 am) A big fuss of recent days has erupted over Wendy Doniger's book The Hindus: An Alternative History. Comment exists in all sorts for forms, and in almost every major paper and journ ...
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Re: Hinduism in US textbooks (John Eipper, USA, 09/08/06 1:39 pm) Evelyn Aleman writes: I visited India for the first time a couple of years ago, and asked my hosts -- who were all wealthy Rotarians -- if the caste system was still very much a part of their culture. ...
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on Hinduism (Vincent Littrell, Belgium) (John Eipper, USA, 09/08/06 8:48 am) Of course every religion should look critically at its own past, putting everything in perspective. Gandhi's enlightenment, which was largely the result of his stay in the West, represented a break wi ...
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Islam (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Islamophobic E-Mail Goes Viral; from Gary Moore (John Eipper, USA, 09/22/16 7:30 pm) Gary Moore writes: The bogus item below is a viral email that perhaps originated on Facebook. John E will appreciate the reference to Dearborn, Michigan. Snopes points ou ...
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Who is Attracted to Salafism--and Why (Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, USA, 06/20/16 5:27 am) Given the recent tragedy in Orlando, I wanted to share a Huffington Post article I published today in hope to provide some meaningful insights on how to address the radicalization problem glo ...
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Moderate Islam, Moderate Muslims (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/13/15 4:37 am) "Boulevard Voltaire" has published a fascinating article by Pierre de La Coste: "Il n'y a pas d'Islam moderè, il n'y a que de musulmans moderès" (there is ...
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Christianity (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Death of Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias (David Duggan, USA, 05/23/20 4:26 am) The death earlier this week of Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias has largely escaped notice in the popular media, which may suggest as much about the culture as it does about the Christian faith ...
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Patriarchate of Ukraine is Recognized by Constantinople (Harry Papasotiriou, Greece, 10/15/18 1:56 am) The Patriarchate of Constantinople in Istanbul revoked a part of its Synodical Issue Letter of 1686, in which the Patriarchate of Moscow was granted the right to appoint the bishop of Kiev. Hencefort ...
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Vatican II and the Contraception Decision (Enrique Torner, USA, 08/04/18 4:05 am) On June 15 of this year, I wrote my initial post on Albino Luciani, mostly focusing on his life before he became pope (all but his last 33 days!). Though I received no comments other than those of our ...
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Judaism (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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My Youthful Zionism: Denmark and Canada in the 1940s (Leo Goldberger, USA, 06/01/21 3:23 am) As I recall, John E once asked me to write about the nature of my Zionist history in my youth in Denmark. Along with a few dozen others I was indeed an avid supporter of the Promise ...
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Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism Revisited (Luciano Dondero, Italy, 09/02/16 3:53 pm) WAIS is not always an enlightening venue for debate, especially when it comes to the topic of Israel and related things. Notably on the issue of Zionism, recent posts have not been very helpful. ...
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Is Anti-Semitism Wrong? An Open Letter (Luciano Dondero, Italy, 03/29/16 4:53 am) (An open letter to those who say "I'm no anti-Semite") This may sound like a silly question. Of course, "everybody agrees with this statement." H ...
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