Tag Archives: religion

You believe what you believe.

Dear [Jessica]: Since my initial contact with you I have made a sincere effort to learn more – not become an expert – just to learn more so that I might better understand Islam, “average Muslims”, Islamists, and Islamicists. In … Continue reading

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Please don’t draw the Prophet (pbuh)

So I still haven’t submitted my thesis, but I have received an extension.  And since procrastination and completion are nearly the same thing, I am breaking my hiatus.  Partly because I have more free time now, but mostly because many … Continue reading

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Can a company have a religion?

ETA (5:45pm, 7/28/14): Edited to clarify the claimed religious affiliation of Hobby Lobby. So in the wake of the Supreme Court’s rather sweeping decision in favor of Hobby Lobby last week, there have been a range of responses, but perhaps the … Continue reading

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Imaginary Islamophobic Strawman: Isn’t Islam a violent religion?

So I’ve been considering for a while doing a series of blog posts on “conversations with an imaginary Islamophobic strawman.”  The problem I run in to, trying to answer a lot of the questions that come through on this site, … Continue reading

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Sources on the Crusades

H asked: If you were to create a fantasy/alternative universe world that referenced Crusader-era religious politics in an exaggerated and fictitiously magical way, what would be a good way to make sure that all religious themes are represented as respectfully … Continue reading

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Transliteration, spelling, and pronunciation

Happy New Amended Gregorian calendar!  I would say that my New Year’s resolution is to update more often, but that would be a total lie. Actually, my resolution/plan for this year is basically the PhD comic one, so updates will … Continue reading

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Why study theology?

Following on from my last post, the Atlantic has a super-cool article explaining why people should study theology.  Hat-tip to my favorite high-heeled minister for pointing me to it (follow her on twitter here).  And unsurprisingly, the internet is now … Continue reading

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