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Alex Wilhelm

Blog Entries by Alex Wilhelm

Why the Ten Commandments Are Un-American

Posted September 8, 2010 | 22:14:00 (EST)

Admit it, when the weekend rolls around you chuckle softly to yourself about the odd, and usually ridiculous things that Sarah Palin says on a regular basis. This past lazy Saturday I was reminded of my personal favorite Palin-ism, that we should create laws "based on the God...

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In Praise of Christopher Hitchens: A Paean for a Life Well Lived

Posted July 13, 2010 | 13:25:05 (EST)

The phrase has been repeated until it has lost all meaning except to the honest intellectual: 'the unexamined life is not worth living.' Thus spoke Socrates before the city that would decide shortly, and as all know too well, terminally, on the question of his life. His sentence was death,...

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Bill Donohue Must Resign, For The Good of American Catholics

Posted June 16, 2010 | 13:41:00 (EST)

While minding one's own business is often considered a virtue, when the chaos from a neighbor's house spills into your own yard you are afforded the option to say something. In the case that I raise today, a certain man has been allowed to run about like a feral child...

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Apostolic Visitation of the Irish Church: A First Step Towards a Brighter Future?

Posted June 3, 2010 | 19:10:00 (EST)

Possible change in the wind does carry a delicate hint of hope, and today that fragrance is abounding in the air of Ireland. The Pope is making good on his previous promise to probe into the Irish Church's crimes against minors by sending numerous Archbishops to the area...

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Intelligent Design Is an Empty Sack, So Why Do We Have to Repeat This?

Posted May 25, 2010 | 15:43:00 (EST)

Coming straight from the arrogant piffle department, the creationists are back. After their attempts to foist Intelligent Design into our schools failed, they have been forced to find new locations to spread their non-theory. In this publication Dr. Karl Giberson recently proclaimed quite boldly that "Intelligent Design's Coffin...

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Don't Ban the Burqa, Just Shun Its Use

Posted May 12, 2010 | 14:04:00 (EST)

Recently, a woman in Italy was fined hundreds of Euros for wearing a burqa in public. This is hardly an isolated incident; countries on two continents are contemplating legal restrictions on the garment. In Europe the burqa is fast becoming a proxy battle between Western governments and growing...

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The Long Scandal: A History of Abuse

Posted May 5, 2010 | 12:55:00 (EST)

It would be hard to envy the Vatican's current political position. As it is well known, the last several decades have seen a seemingly endless litany of abuse scandals rock the Church to its very core. Each successive blow has added to a growing global discontent against a Church that...

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Why Christianity Must Adapt -- Or Perish

Posted April 26, 2010 | 20:13:00 (EST)

There is a fundamental question facing Christian sects in America, an ideological distinction that cleaves the many churches into two different camps: is it better to fit the church and Christianity to the world, thus keeping the faith relevant, or is it better to mold the world to the faith?...

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