Religion Archive

A Declining Religious Test For Office

When a politician publicly avers that he "is still a believer in" something, it is a marker of a religious man appealing to religious prejudices. So Graham Richardson's climate confirmation is disturbing.

Decay of the Fashionable Left

Nothing explains the decay of the fashionable left better than this. Juvenile, permanently oppositional, trashing every truly radical, liberating change for the better from the past 500 years, medievalist at heart. I hesitate to use the terms Left and Right anymore – alignments and beliefs have clearly changed. Cassandra Wilkinson talks about free and unfree, […]

Museum as Reliquary

It is pretty trite these days to compare art to religion. Every man and his dog has observed the hushed tones spoken in museums, the pilgrimages to collections and the willingness to cede taste to a priestly caste of critics and art historians who mediate our connection to the godhead. People seem to fix on […]

Religious Subsidy? Try Handout to National Airlines

Passing through the United Arab Emirates and I picked up an interesting story on India’s Supreme Court ordering an end to subsidies for India’s Haj pilgrims. On the face, it is surprising the Indian Muslim community supported the order. Until you read that under regulations ┬áthe air route has been shared by national carriers Air […]

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