As a young man, James Carroll had an epiphany deep in the diggings of an archeological excavation under Old Jerusalem. He had become a Catholic priest. In his activities there and in Bethlehem, he had failed to grow close to any sense of wonder over his physical closeness to events related to the life and death of Jesus. He had witnessed squabbling between and amongst clerics, often over petty issues. He was becoming less illuminated, more disenchanted every day. He acquired an elderly Dominican priest, who was also a renowned scholar and archeologist, as a guide. At first the man frustrated Carroll even more with his banter:
|By: EdwardTeller Sunday April 17, 2011 1:59 pm|
|By: Peterr Saturday April 2, 2011 9:00 am|
The anti-Muslim hate industry in the US poisons more than just those who hear their venom. When those infected with it join the military and are posted to an Islamic country, all hell breaks loose. For a description of that hell, let me direct your attention to a video documentary by Der Spiegel of the members of a “kill team” from the 5th Stryker Brigade in Afghanistan.
The hate industry at home created the monsters, and the military trained them, gave them weapons and put them in situations to act on their hate. The price for this is being paid for this by Afghan civilians, other US soldiers, UN aid workers, and others. Enough.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday March 27, 2011 8:01 pm|
|By: emptywheel Wednesday March 9, 2011 12:20 pm|
It is downright inappropriate to have an unapologetic terrorist sympathizer head our Committee on Homeland Security. So long as King maintains his terrorist support was justifiable but that of brown people is somehow different, he stands as a symbol of US hypocrisy on terrorism.
|By: Blue Texan Monday December 6, 2010 10:30 am|
I know, I know, it’s different when God-fearin’ ‘Merkan Christians say this stuff.
|By: Peterr Thursday November 25, 2010 9:00 am|
For me this year, I think I’ll skip the discussions of pilgrims and native Americans dining at Plymouth. I’m more caught up in the shift from Thanksgiving as a bunch of local harvest festivals to Thanksgiving as a national holiday — an act undertaken in the midst of the bloody battles of the Civil War. Indeed, on this day of thanksgiving in the midst of massive economic turmoil, I give thanks for those things which transcend haves/have nots or winners/losers, and bind us together in our shared humanity.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday October 27, 2010 2:45 pm|
Thanks to Juan Williams’ legitimization of this kind of irrational response, I guess people dressed in religious garb no longer can pee in crappy airplane bathrooms without expecting to be detained by the FBI.
|By: watertiger Monday September 13, 2010 8:00 pm|
Americans didn’t exactly live up to the Founding Fathers’ ideals this past weekend.
|By: Eli Tuesday August 31, 2010 6:47 pm|
At what point is it fair to say that the right has created a culture of anger and hate that urges its followers to violence again and again and again? Wherever it is, I think we’re several hundred miles past it.
|By: Jim White Tuesday August 31, 2010 1:20 pm|
Chickenhawks, while trying to score quick political points with anti-Muslim fearmongering, are playing right into the “trap” Evan Kohlmann described on Monday’s Countdown — fueling the next round of terorist recruitment while destroying the ideals of our country.