02 November 2011

Daily Morsels-November 2, 2011

Herman Cain, the Washington Post, and eugenics--If you don't follow the blog GetReligion.org, you should.  There are several contributors, typically writers for major news outlets, who look at the presentation of religion in the media.  There is a wonderful story today about the failure of the Washington Post to fact check regarding Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. She was undoubtedly a eugenicist, calling for racial cleansing.  Planned Parenthood, as an organization, does not seem to have veered far from its founder's roots.  If you proclaim to love people of all races, please take a serious look at Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood and ask yourself if there is a contradiction in your thinking.  If you have time, read Frank Turk's open letter to the 7 billionth baby as well. 

Joel Osteen's God--Michael Patton writes a thought-provoking piece on whether he and Joel Osteen worship the same God.  Though he may bear the same name, the attributes are much different.  In fact, the god that Osteen proclaims bears little resemblance to the God of the Bible.  

An Atheists 10 Commandments--Apparently, Glenn Beck has challenged atheist Glenn Beck to write an atheistic 10 commandments.  Amy Hall at Stand to Reason has suggested what would have been a better question.  She writes, "Morality just isn't at home in an atheist worldview.  Atheists can behave morally, discuss morality, recognize moral vallues.  But they can't explain them.  That would have been a more challenging and interesting question for Jillette." 

Interview with Katie-I'm posting this for my wife.  It is an interview with Katie Davis, a young girl who moved to Uganda to care for orphans. 

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