There are good reasons to believe that the violence over the Danish cartoons is more political than religious. Syria seems to be playing a major role, and the Syrian government cares far less about defending Islam than securing its own power. Iran may be using the cartoons to draw attention away ... Continue reading
Is nothing sacred?
Post-modernism enjoys mocking the sacred. The "artist" Andres Serrano won acclaim for sinking a crucifix in a urine-filled jar. Chris Ofili got applause for covering the Virgin Mary with elephant dung. The Da Vinci Code imagines Jesus hitched to Mary Magdalene. The Book of Daniel depicts Jesus as a ... Continue reading