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Piercing the Vatican Veil

Image provided courtesy of the Art Renewal Center, www.artrenewal.org Piercing the Vatican Veil by Jordan Calazan Manalastas* It is a sign of intelligence and integrity not to confuse the wrongness of one’s acts with the wrongness of one’s beliefs. To impute the Catholic hierarchy’s failure to deal adequately with the sexual predators among its ranks…

Feb 2014

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Religion and Relativity in Iran

CC  Image Courtesy of Abode of Chaos Religion and Relativity in Iran by Jordan Manalastas* On Valentine’s Day of 1989, the first Supreme Leader of Iran, Ruhollah Khomeini, became perhaps the world’s surliest book critic by condemning British author Salman Rushdie to death.[1] Rushdie was charged with blasphemy for his less-than-flattering portrait of the Prophet…

Jan 2014

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Tokals & Sister Wives: The Role of Religion in Polygamy Law

CC Image Courtesy of kirinqueen Tokals and Sister Wives: The Role of Religion in Polygamy in Kazakhstan and Utah by Yujin Chun* Polygamy—the state or practice of having more than one spouse simultaneously—is technically illegal in the Republic of Kazakhstan, but in recent years it has been a “fact of life”[1] that carries no prescribed punishment.[2]…

Jan 2014