Monthly Archives: November 2011

Fear Inc, Culturism and puppies

So this past weekend, I had the chance to attend the annual conference of the American Academy of Religions.  The AAR is probably the largest American academic association for the study of religion and theology, and at least according to … Continue reading

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Syria and the Arab League

amoralaroma said: I don’t think there is a more complex sociopolitical situation anywhere else in the world that can match Syria. (We need a new word to describe the environment there Anomaloussycretisticsociopoliticalideology – that’ll due.) Today’s rallies were protests against the Arab League’s vote suspending … Continue reading

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The future of Libya

It’s been more than a week, and I still want to write something about Libya, but at least from everything I can see online, it looks like there is still a lot of contradictory information coming out of Libya.  And … Continue reading

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Watch the Hajj

Not a proper update, but just a cool thing people might like: youtube is livestreaming the Hajj this year! Thanks to Dave, aka amoralaroma, for the tip!

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Compilation of the Qur’an

Joanna asked: Okay, my question for today is about the compilation of the Qu’ran. Almost all Muslims claim that the Qu’ran that we have today contains the exact revelations that Muhammad (pbuh) received from Gabriel. On a few accounts, I have … Continue reading

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