Tag Archives: Christianity

Why is there no Jewish Tolkien?

Do Jews write science-fiction, while Christians write fantasy?  Why are Jews so well-represented in science-fiction (Asimov, Ellison, Brin, Turtledove), but not in fantasy, where the luminaries include Christians such as Tolkien, Rowling and C.S. Lewis? In a fascinating essay in … Continue reading

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Muslim virgins can't play sports

Can a Muslim woman play sports? Not if she’s a virgin, say clerics in Saudi Arabia. “Religious law does not prohibit [all] women from engaging in sports, but only virgins… Some ‘ulama and religious authorities hold that a girl who … Continue reading

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Hunting Afghans for Jesus

“The Special Forces guys, they hunt men. We do the same things as Christians. We hunt people for Jesus.” Those are not the words of some Bible Belt Bible thumper. It’s the chief U.S. military chaplain in Afghanistan urging U.S. … Continue reading

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