Christians and atheists start a calmer dialogue | Christian Science Monitor (May 10, 2007)
"Saying that he loves the teachings of Jesus, along with those of other
important teachers, Casper [an atheist] concludes: "The question that just came up
for me again and again … is, What does the way Christianity is
practiced today have to do with the … words and deeds" of Jesus?" Read the whole article
Thank you to Neville Salvador for pointing out this article.
Which city has the rudest drivers? | AP (May 15, 2007)
Miami tops the list of the cities with the rudest drivers. But don’t feel bad, Los Angeles isn’t far behind. How did we fare? you’ll have to check out the article to see exactly. Even though we didn’t make the #1 spot, I’m confident, Angelenos, that if we work extra hard, we can be in the top spot next year!
Jerry Falwell, dead at 73 | LA Times (May 15, 2007)
One of the most controversial figures at the intersection of religion and politics died today. He was found without a pulse in his office at Liberty University. Falwell founded the Moral Majority in 1979 and spent the better part of his professional life offending and delighting large groups of people. Everyone seems to be singing his praises at the moment. After all, he just died. But I think history will show that his legacy is one of intolerance and division. Our prayers go out to his family and university family at this time of loss. Godspeed, brother Falwell. See you on the other side!
The link above is to the LA Times article reporting on his death. There are some multimedia things there. You can read a short essay by Peter Laarman of Progressive Christians Uniting here.