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My top 10 religion stories of 2007

by Brad A. Greenberg

January 5, 2008 | 1:53 pm

I was on Pittsburgh WORD FM‘s John and Stephanie Show on Wednesday offering my opinion on the top 10 religion stories of 2007, which I have pasted at the bottom of this post. These stories, ranging from the swearing in of the first federally elected American Muslim elected to Mother Theresa’s lifelong struggles with God, were certainly significant. But they weren’t my favorite stories. These were:

1. Shabbat in Sderot beneath a canopy of Qassams
2. Nebraska senator sues God3. Israeli neo-Nazis
4. Michael Vick, Paris, Britney – and Jesus
5. Tommy Thompson’s “Jews and Money” comment
6. Evel Knievel born again and again
7. Kevin Everett walks

Top 10 stories of 2007
1. Annapolis conference and everything surrounding it – Hamasistan, Orthodox Jews denouncing Olmert and Avraham Burg’s apostasy
2. Religion on the presidential campaign trail – Democrats find religion, Huckabee trumpets his and Romney downplays it3. Mother Theresa’s dark nights4. Popularity of atheist books5. Anglican schism6. South Korean missionary hostages and murdered Bible sellers in Turkey and Gaza
7. Passing of Christian Right leaders Jerry Falwell and D. James Kennedy, and of the oddball Original Jew
8. Rev. Al Mohler’s gay comment
9. Mr. Ellison goes to Washington
10. Double lashings for Saudi gang rape victim

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