Friday, February 27, 2015

Anti-Semitism and other links

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.

* 10 Facts Funeral Directors May Not Tell You -- "The average cost of a traditional funeral, including embalming and a metal casket, is almost $6,600, according to the most recent data from the National Funeral Directors Association."
* 10 Worst Misconceptions About Medieval Life You'd Get From Fantasy Books -- "Sorry, even in the Middle Ages, members of polite society, from kings to villeins, followed certain etiquette, and that etiquette involved good table manners."
* Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Gives Obama and SCOTUS a Civics Lesson -- "We have a fundamental misunderstanding in our country that federal courts, by their mere utterance, make law."
* Anti-Semitism Rising: Hundreds of Jewish Graves and Tombs Vandalized in France -- "In January, a Kosher deli in Paris was attacked by an Islamic terrorist shortly after the rampage carried out at Charlie Hebdo. Over the weekend in Denmark, a synagogue was attacked and in France, hundreds of graves were desecrated and destroyed."
* Christians, It's Time to Get Over Your Illusions -- "...too often people serving God are not directly connected to truth."
* Do it Yourself Funerals -- "Gradually the work of burying the dead has become the exclusive domain of the funeral industry. But there is growing discontent over the cost and perceived chicanery of the profession."
* How to Think about Persecution When You’re Not Very Persecuted -- "When we think about persecution it is important to remember the corporate nature of suffering. As our brothers and sisters suffer, we are to share in this suffering."
* Park proposed for Ohio Civil War battle site from Morgan’s Raid -- "Civil War battlefields, in general, are quite the tourist draw."
* Texas judge's immigration rebuke may be hard to challenge -- "...the judge was wise to focus on an area of administrative law where legal precedent is sometimes fuzzy."
* The Death of Religion and the Rise of Faith -- "...the rapid fall of religion in the post-World War II era has been a phenomenon well documented by scrupulous pundits and media outlets heralding the arrival of “post-Christian” America.

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