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Religion

Behold the word becomes flesh ...

In his inimical way, C.S. Lewis describes the creation of the world: “The lion was pacing to and fro about that empty land and singing his new song... Polly was finding the song more and more interesting because she thought she was beginning to see the connection between the music and the things that were happening. When a line of dark firs sprang up on a ridge about a hundred yards away she felt that they were connected with a series of deep, prolonged notes which the Lion had sung a second before. And when he burst into a rapid series of lighter notes she was not surprised to see primroses suddenly appearing in every direction. Thus, with an unspeakable thrill, she felt quite certain that all the things were coming (as she said) “out of the Lion’s head” (C.S. Lewis Magicians Nephew p.126).

Religion

Celebrating and taking stock of Islam’s holidays

Muslims in the Treasure Valley recently celebrated Eid ul-Adha, or the Festival of the Sacrifice, which is one of two religious holidays in Islam. The other holiday is the Eid ul-Fitr (Festival of Fast Breaking), which occurs the day after the month of Ramadan.

Religion

Personal ethics do matter

We can and should hold kings, priests, popes, politicians, pastors, presidents and all others in positions of authority to what Lord Acton called “the inflexible integrity of the moral code.”

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