Saturday, July 24, 2010

Amish teens: pious, prudish - yet remarkably tolerant

Members of the sect have come to the UK for a C4 series. The results are surprising, says Catherine Gee

FRIENDS IN UNLIKELY PLACES: the Amish visitors with some of their UK hosts
FRIENDS IN UNLIKELY PLACES: the Amish visitors with some of their UK hosts Photo: Channel 4
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America, meet Yoshiki

In Japan, the heavy metal drummer-pianist is so big that Hello Kitty released a likeness of him. He and his band, X Japan, play Lollapalooza next month. He wants to keep building on that.

Yoshiki

KEYS: Yoshiki and his band, X Japan, have a main-stage slot at Lollapalooza next month. He hopes to keep building momentum. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times) More here.

Why Does God Reveal Himself to Some People and Not to Others?

Doesn't it seem likely that the reason all of us can't see God is because there is no God?

If God exists… why isn't his existence obvious?

And is "free will" a good answer to this question?

MORE HERE!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Artwork at Sacramento County law library called anti-Christian

PAUL KITAGAKI JR. / pkitagaki@sacbee.com

A mixed-media artwork at the Sacramento County Public Law Library titled "Moral Values" shows a Bible with a label across the cover that reads: "Warning! May Impair Judgment."

Published: Friday, Jul. 16, 2010 - 12:00 am | Page 1B

Visitors entering the Sacramento County Public Law Library downtown will see a work of art that has outraged critics who say it is anti-Christian and should be removed. More here.


Friday, July 02, 2010

Archaelogists muscular body female gladiator Britain

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 2:08 PM on 2nd July 2010

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a 'massive, muscular woman' who may have been a female gladiator during the Roman occupation of Britain.

The woman was buried in an elaborate wooden coffin with iron straps and copper strips in Credenhill, Herefordshire - close to the headquarters of the SAS.

Her remains were found in a crouched position in an area thought to be a suburb of the nearby Roman town of Kenchester. More here.

Archaeologists uncover the remains of what could possibly be a  female gladiator

Archaeologists uncover the remains of what could possibly be a female gladiator


Glenn Beck to Hold Tea Party Rally on Anniversary of MLK Speech: How Conservatives Are Trying to Hijack Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream

Glenn Beck is exploiting MLK's 'I have a Dream' speech. This isn't the first time conservatives have abused King's memory to push an ideology opposed to everything he stood for. More here.

Gary Kemp: My teen crush on David Bowie

Ziggy Stardust wore nail varnish and platforms, and he changed Gary Kemp's life for ever. The Spandau Ballet guitarist recalls his love affair with glam - More here.

David Bowie 1973

Starman ... David Bowie. Photograph: Roger Bamber/Rex Features

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