Religion and Politics

the West’s track to the right – Australia, Germany, and Norway

Some spectators would like to consider the Tea Party as a blip on the radar — a minor conflagration… however, there is a move across Europe and European outposts to move to the right… You’ve all heard of the swing to the right in Australia over the weekend. Second, Germany – At first glance, the Alternative for Germany’s (AfD) campaign ad seems about as threatening as a commercial for the local optician. It features outraged, but pleasant-seeming citizens — a father and his daughter, a newspaper-reading businesswoman and a cyclist — looking thoughtful while asking questions. “Why is all

Society and Religion

Tis a shame when the voices in your head are saner than you

“I thought ‘It’s now or never’,” said a red-faced but composed Breivik, referring to his thoughts before taking his first victim. “A hundred voices in my head said, ‘Don’t do this’.” via Norway killer Breivik: Voices in my head told me ‘Don’t do this’ –

Religion and Politics

Breivik is going all Hitler and all – who’d thought it?

Breivik: Breivik in court today: And Adolf: So… you don’t think he may be an admirer do you? Related articles “Breivik finally shows real emotion…” ( Breivik’s lawyer will not divulge why client cried in court ( Breivik due to give evidence on Tuesday ( Breivik: Mass Slaughter Was ‘Self-Defense’ (

Society and Religion

Breivik is just the beginning, my friends

With a defiant closed-fist salute, a right-wing fanatic admitted Monday to a bomb-and-shooting massacre that killed 77 people in Norway but pleaded not guilty to criminal charges, saying he was acting in self-defense. On the first day of his long-awaited trial, Anders Behring Breivik rejected the authority of the court as it sought to assign responsibility for the July 22 attacks that shocked Norway and jolted the image of terrorism in Europe. Read more: here “I don’t recognize Norwegian courts because you get your mandate from the Norwegian political parties who support multiculturalism,” Breivik said in his first comments to

Religion and Politics

Breivik’s Christ-less “Christianity”

Norton sites Breivik’s words on his own Christianity, calling it the “only” way to unite Europeans, especially in what he calls “the third Muslim expulsion.” As this is a cultural war, our definition of being a Christian does not necessarily constitute that you are required to have a personal relationship with God or Jesus. Being a Christian can mean many things: – That you believe in and want to protect Europe’s Christian cultural heritage. The European cultural heritage, our norms (moral codes and social structures included), our traditions and our modern political systems are based on Christianity – Protestantism,

Religion and Politics

Anders Behring Breivik has accomplices; Bruce Bawer Self-Analyzes

The good news is that the hearing was closed and contact is shut-off, except for his attorney. Stories are all over the net at this moment about the accomplices in Britain and Poland, although Poland is denying an arrest at this moment. Supposedly, he has at least two more ‘cells’, however… Norwegian police are investigating claims by Anders Behring Breivik, who has admitted carrying out Friday’s twin attacks in Norway, that he has “two more cells” working with him. Mr Breivik made the claim as he attended his first court hearing following the bombing in Oslo and a massacre


The Lectionary Speaks to us today

This week’s epistle reading in the Revised Common Lectionary speaks particularly to this weekend’s tragedy – First reading and Psalm Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128 Alternate First reading and Psalm 1 Kings 3:5-12 Psalm 119:129-136 Second reading Romans 8:26-39 Gospel Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 …for the whole creation is waiting with eagerness for the children of God to be revealed. It was not for its own purposes that creation had frustration imposed on it, but for the purposes of him who imposed it- with the intention that the whole creation itself might be freed from its slavery