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Holy Wars

A Very Brief History of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Herb Silverman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Herb Silverman

I'm not interested in trying to decide the best and worst "holy" books because all contain both ridiculous and reasonable passages. Adherents can quote portions to justify loving their neighbor or killing their infidel neighbor.

The Solution to Our God Problems

Wes Nisker | Posted 11.22.2011 | Comedy
Wes Nisker

Why should anybody care if someone uses a different name for god? I simply can't imagine any respectable deity saying with menace, "Hey buddy, what did you call me?"

Holy War

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We're neck deep in two wars and an imploding economy, not to mention global warming, endemic violence and hurricane season, but somehow Terry Jones' creepy publicity stunt has the status of a national crisis.

No Dominion: The Dangerous Fight Against Christian Supremacists in the Armed Forces

Matthew Harwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Harwood

The United States military cannot favor one religious sect over another, staying true to the Constitution's establishment clause that service members pledge to defend.

"You Don't Know Pak": On American Ignorance of 'The World's Most Dangerous Place'

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Asghar

No nation has ever dominated headlines for so many years without Americans gaining a clue about it. Pakistan's a "frenemy." It's complicated, and when it's complicated, ordinary Americans pay no attention.

Holy Wars, Just Wars, and No Wars

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deepak Chopra

There are three principles governing President Obama's foreign policy outlook: holy wars are always unjust, just wars exist, and peace is an ultimate goal.

The Three Characteristics of Extremism

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Alan Lurie

We need a willingness to openly examine divergent viewpoints, clearly determine the merits, and arrive at a more comprehensive view that sees the world in its infinite array of vivid colors.

Iraq as a Holy War: Why Praying for Divine Support Is a Bad Idea

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Nothing could be more hazardous as a basis for international affairs than relying on God for guidance. The past eight years offer evidence for that conclusion.

It's Official: Bush Admin Saw Iraq As Religious War

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

As someone who still has friends over in Iraq and Afghanistan, it boils my blood to think that insurgents and terrorists now have something else to show around as "proof" that America is "fighting a war on Islam."

Holy Crap: Donald Rumsfeld's Crusade Memos

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

They used to put Scripture like this on t-shirts in my Southern Baptist youth group, to get us kids pumped about spending the first week of summer, the first taste of freedom...quietly studying the Bible.