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Baha’i International Community deplores destruction of Khavaran cemetery

GENEVA — The destruction earlier this month of a cemetery in Iran used for the mass burial of hundreds killed in the aftermath of the Islamic revolution in 1979 is an outrageous violation of human dignity, the Baha’i International Community said today. At least 15 Baha’is were among those buried at the site.

“The destruction of the Khavaran cemetery by government agents goes against all concepts of respect for the dead in any culture, including values preached in Islam,” said Diane Ala’i, the representative of the Baha’i International Community to the United Nations in Geneva. 

Baha’i International Community deplores destruction of Khavaran cemetery


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Religion Versus Faith

Man, am I cranky today. First, I am cranky that every time a Christian church does something wonderful and good, you don’t hear about it. Whenever someone’s faith in God performs miracles in their life, the media is silent. But the second some wacko sees the Virgin Mary in a bowl of alphabet soup, or some stupid church in Jacksonville, Florida violates basic Christian principles of Grace, it is all over FOX news or CNN. It is as if any time there is a chance to show how retarded religion and faith are they put it on page one.

I’m talking about the story a few weeks ago about some woman who saw the formerly Virgin Mary in her MRI scan, and the headline on FOX news today that some church in Jacksonville is going all kool-aid cult like on some woman.

So, I am angry at the concerted effort of the media to consistently show faith and religion as stupid and retarded.

But, I am also angry at this church in Jacksonville, Florida, who actually was stupid enough to send a written letter to a former member, telling her she needed to meet with them and repent of her sins, or they would publicly admonish her in front of the entire congregation January 4th. Happy New Year! … more

via Some Cranky Guy.


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Christians, Torture, and the Golden Rule

Although Jesus was tortured and murdered, a majority of white Southern evangelical Christians believe that torture is often or sometimes justified when pursuing terrorists, according to a new poll by Faith in Public Life and Mercer University. Christians, Torture, and the Golden Rule


But the important question is, WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?