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Cronyism + Religion in Florida

By Austin Cline

In Florida, Governor Jeb Bush is encouraging schoolchildren to read C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, an extended allegory of Christianity. People are expected to ignore that the fact that one of the producers of the movie, Walden Media, is owned by Philip Anschutz, a major donor to Republican . . . → Read More: Cronyism + Religion in Florida

3,000+ dead in devastating South Asia quake

More than 3,000 people were killed in a powerful earthquake that hit Pakistan and India Saturday. A Pakistan army spokesman called the devastation “a national tragedy.” The death toll included 250 girls who died when their school in northwestern Pakistan collapsed.

Another 500 students were injured, said Ataullah Khan Wazir, police chief in the northwestern . . . → Read More: 3,000+ dead in devastating South Asia quake

Dream Symbols – Heart, Love

By Parthena Black

As a vital physical organ, the heart pumps the blood and oxygen we need for survival to all of the cells in the body. The core center of activity in many things and situations is frequently referred to as its “heart;” for example, “the heart of the city.”

The heart is a . . . → Read More: Dream Symbols – Heart, Love

Halloween – a feast of pagan origin, church says

By Ruben Cassar

The Diocesan Commission on Occult and Satanism has expressed its opinion on Halloween. Various parents and youth centres had asked if Halloween was compatible or not with people of Christian faith. The Commission, while recognising the fact that many people celebrate this feast in a neutral way, and see it as an . . . → Read More: Halloween – a feast of pagan origin, church says

Evil by any other name

By Dan Keyserling

I hope and think that, by announcing their bigotry with pride and purpose, a subtle and sinister movement among Christian fundamentalist culture has been unmasked. This past week, cult leader Michael Peter Woroniecki and his family stood outside Minor Hall and verbally assaulted students with messages of hatred and fanaticism. “You are . . . → Read More: Evil by any other name