Daily Archives: August 25, 2009

An Ogre God?

H.L. Strack and Gunter Stemberger, Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash: Second Edition, trans. and ed. Markus Bockmuehl (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996) 176. In Shab 2.6 we read that women die in childbirth…because of three transgressions. The three transgressions that the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church, Highway to Heaven, Life, Little House, Rabbinics, Religion, Television, Theodicy, Touched by an Angel

Media Selectivity

The AP has a news story, “Did the Harsh Interrogation Methods Actually Work?” (see here).  Remember the CIA documents that demonstrate the success of the enhanced interrogation techniques, according to Cheney?  The AP read the documents more closely and concluded … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, George W. Bush