Last week, a professor of physics and astronomy told the New York Times that the probability of an asteroid hitting the earth ---- it happened over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February, with the energy of 30 Hiroshimas ---- isn't once in a century or two, it's once in a decade or...
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The sky is falling! The end is near!
Just in time for the Christmas season, Pat Buchanan has published yet another jeremiad warning that America is about to go belly up. You’d think that the American public would get tired of the unrelenting gloominess of the far right and...
November 28, 2007 | 5:11 pm
So USC is threatening to leave the crumbling Coliseum for the beautiful Rose Bowl unless they are offered a more favorable deal. I pray the Trojans do not come to call Pasadena home; that is our house, even if we couldn’t beat hapless Notre Dame there. Weighing in on the likelihood...
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Wandering through a sukkah at Sinai Temple, Jesus Alfredo Alfonso, a Pentecostal Christian, wore a navy tie embroidered with the Star of David, a menorah and the words “Amigos de Israel.”
“Every day,” Alfonso said, “me and my congregation pray three times for you. For Israel.”...
July 30, 2007 | 11:25 am
That’s me on the right, inspired by the “Simpsons” movie. I saw it Friday night, and found it funnier than any combination of episodes I can remember.
As usual, religion and morality are strong undercurrents in the latest Simpsons snafu. Marge has a minor crisis of faith, Homer goes on another hallucinogenic spiritual journey and Grandpa ends up rolling around the church floor screaming “Twisted tail, a thousand eyes, trapped forever! EPA! EPA!”
July 25, 2007 | 9:53 am
I don’t know, but it seems I could create an argument one way or the other, write a book about it, and make some OK cash. That’s because apocalyptic literature—fiction and non—are a popular genre for publishers. We are obsessed with the coming apocalypse.
But Jeff Sharlet, the...
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