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Conservative Friends: I’m Still Curious

Saturday morning, I posted a query to “my conservative Facebook contacts”, accompanied by a link to a Washington Post article called Trump Appears To Promote Violence Against CNN With Tweet: Washington Post Story A screenshot of the Washington Post article in question. If any of my conservative Facebook contacts haven’t yet “unfollowed” me, I’m curious[…]

14 Years Later

Fourteen years ago, today, was the horrific and senseless attack on the World Trade Center towers in New York City. Around 2,955 people died in the attacks (including the 19 hijackers and the passengers of the four planes). As of today, 6,855 U.S. soldiers have died in the two wars that directly resulted from 9/11.[…]

Why I Just Read The Entire Bible Again

Various versions of the Bible (Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry.) For what I believe to be my 18th time, I recently (in July) read the entire Bible. This time it required 15 days, which I think is a record for me. The more familiar a book is, the easier it is to read,[…]

We Are Fundamentally Violent, But It’s Reversible

The Oklahoma City National Memorial, commemorating the day when Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols killed 168 people and wounded nearly 700 others to make a political point (Copyright © 2007 by Wil C. Fry.) At more than one job, I was told of the unwritten policy: “Don’t discuss politics or religion.” I’ve also been in[…]

They Were Asking For It, Said The Victim-Blamers

If I was in charge of ISIL*, I don’t think I would be claiming responsibility for the failed attack in Garland, Texas. I don’t know what the news looks like over in Islamaland, but here in the U.S., it looks like two dingdongs bought a bunch of gear they didn’t know how to use and[…]

Atrocities Committed In The Name Of…

We’ve seen a lot of discussion lately over which religion (or non-religion) is responsible for the worst atrocities. The conversation got a bump lately from President Obama’s recent remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. Internet searches for these remarks reveal either condemnation or praise of his remarks. The one I linked to above was in[…]

Violence Is (Sometimes) The Answer

Military weapons on display, Ft. Hood, Texas (Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry.) I am at heart a non-violent person, a pacifist if you will, and this has been my bent since I was a child. I suspect it’s partly due to observing my father’s behavior — always willing to talk before acting, to[…]

Muslim Reaction to Cartoons

Categories: InTheNews, Religion
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Published on: 2006.02.22

In light of the continuing protest over the “offensive” Muslim cartoons printed in a Danish newspaper in September 2005, I feel I must throw my tiny voice into the fray. As usual, I don’t expect very many people to agree with me. It’s just time to express my opinion. First, I understand that different people[…]

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