Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Site

For those who know the site Real Clear Politics, a fairly balanced site including essays from all over, recent polls, handy reference, they have a new spin-off site Real Clear Religion which looks promising. One of the bloggers at First Things wrote approvingly of the editor.

Current essays up, to give you a flavor:
Rise of the Religious Charlatans - Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Huffington Post
The Great Catholic 'What If...' - George Weigel, First Things Magazine
Iraqi Archbishop Urges Mercy for Aziz - John Pontifex, Catholic Herald
The Evangelical Identity Crisis - Alan Wilson, The Guardian
Nine Reasons Men Should Go to Church - Theodore Roosevelt, R. House
Dwight Howard Gets Dunked - Rick Brunson, Orlando Sentinel

6 comments:

Sponge-headed ScienceMan said...

Thanks AVI. Lots of good stuff at this site. I caught an interesting article there by Michael Zimmerman (Science and Religion Aren't Friends, But They Could Be)because he refutes the premise of a Jerry Coyne USA Today piece that I had read the other day.

Zimmerman: Coyne makes it clear that he believes science is rational while religion is irrational, and only science is "equipped to find real truth." This leads him to conclude that any meaningful dialogue between the two is useless.

I don't know about you, but I just love "real truth."

Der Hahn said...

A note to searchers (like me) who areunfamilar with the RealClear.. sites - the url for the site AVI is talking about is realclearrelgion.ORG, not another site with the same identifier in the .com namespace.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Thanks Der Hahn. I cut-and-past improperly, and the link was uselessly between spaces in that sentence. Fixed.

Was the other site any good?

karrde said...

After about 30 seconds at the '.com' version, I was wondering what site you were talking about...It looks like a cheaply-done knock-off.

The Watcher said...

Looks ... interesting. Thanks for the heads-up!

Micha Elyi said...

Has rabbi Shmuley Boteach apologized yet to all the Christians he viciously defamed when the movie The Passion of the Christ was being released?

WV "caphool" - Boxer voter.