Ungodly Politics

"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen

Tuesday, February 22, 2005  
Pope Calls Gay Marriage Part of 'Ideology of Evil'

I can't even begin to come up with a response to this.[blockquote]Homosexual marriages are part of "a new ideology of evil" that is insidiously threatening society, Pope John Paul says in a new book published Tuesday.

In "Memory and Identity," the Pope also calls abortion a "legal extermination" comparable to attempts to wipe out Jews and other groups in the 20th century.


In one section about the role of lawmakers, the Pope takes another swipe at gay marriages when he refers to "pressures" on the European Parliament to allow them.

"It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man," he writes.[/blockquote]

posted by lazarus | 14:25 | |

Tuesday, February 15, 2005  
CNN.com - Parents challenge weekly?Bible classes - Feb 12, 2005

At least we're not a bad theocracy like those Muslims, right?:

"When Heather and Logan Ward's son entered public kindergarten this fall, they were shocked to discover that pupils were taken from class to a nearby church for weekly Bible lessons."

posted by lazarus | 13:15 | |

Friday, February 04, 2005  
Welcome to the new Ungodly Politics

The few of you who still check in will have noticed that posts have been scarce. To be honest, after the election I got rather bummed about the idea of blogging. What was the point?

After all, there are bunches of great political blogs already out there. Just look at the list on the right. ---------->

So I'm just another voice in the choir, and maybe not a great voice at that.

Then something happened. One of my best friends, Khephra, a poster at Democratic Underground, passed away. Kef was active in a lot of areas, but his biggest concern was the hijacking of our country by the religious right.

As may be obvious from the name, that topic was my original intention for this blog. But over time, I drifted into general political bloggery, because that's easier.

So I'm announcing a re-launching of Ungodly Politics, dedicated to the memory of Khephra. We will now be focused almost entirely on religion and politics. If anyone has any good links to blogs on this topic, let me know.

posted by lazarus | 14:47 | |
The Panda's Thumb: Is ID Unfairly Censored?

The Panda's Thumb: Is ID Unfairly Censored?

This is an AWESOME smackdown of a horrible argument for ID.

posted by lazarus | 14:42 | |
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