Friday, January 30, 2009

Atheist re-thinking

I don't know what to make of this article. I think what prevents me from labeling it as insightful is its simplistic cause-and-effect logic. Though the willingness to acknowledge the good in Christian theology is refreshing.

So, according to this British journalist: Problem: African poverty
Solution: Christianity as utilitarian worldview bringing prosperity
//Cause: Protestant individualist work ethic . Effect: wealth. Hmmm...

What do you think?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Who is the fairest of them all?
Whom should I pay attention to in order to stay ahead of the curve - Niebuhr or Planned parenthood? Augustine or Clinton? Plato or the briefing book on Canada that just landed on my desk?
Are you wondering what Obama's reading list consists in these days? Well, maybe not this week, since he had no time to read. But next week and the week after?
What will he do? To whom will he pay attention?
It's a bit like the economy... no one knows.
Could go in some of many directions...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mes Aieux @ First Things

My piece on a Quebec folk group and their song, Degenerations, and its significance.