Christianity

Mother Teresa of kolkata
Religion and Phiosophy

My problem with Mother Teresa’s canonization

One does not have to defend the absurd in order to respect a person. Objecting to the absurdity of declaring Mother Teresa a saint does not mean disrespect for her work.

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General
Hindutva
Radicalization

Hindu Vahini v. St. Pious HS

The reference in this article is to this video circulated on Facebook by the “unofficial” page of Hindutva-heart throb Dr. Subramanian Swamy, which shows “Hindu Vahini volunteers” haranguing the teachers of St. Pious High School in Hyderabad’s Ramnagar area.The video is also linked to an article on the site hinduexistence.org The bane of contention is […]

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General

Peddling God

I had never thought that I would criticize aid coming into Pakistani flood victims. When I read about banned organizations offering aid, my first thought was “Great! All help welcome.” I got the reasoning about why they should be banned, though my thinking was that keeping people alive should have been more important. No one […]

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