Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Relevant Links

Below are links to current stories and articles pertinent to our course focus on God and anti-God.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Kay Perry on Lady Gaga

For the Lady Gaga admirers in the class, the following from the Hufingtonpost previews Kay Perry's upcoming Rolling Stone cover and her comments on blasphemy & L.GG.
She also talks about her religious upbringing and her 'blasphemy' comment about Lady Gaga. "I am sensitive to Russell English celebrity Brand] taking the Lord’s name in vain and to Lady Gaga putting a rosary in her mouth. I think when you put sex and spirituality in the same bottle and shake it up, bad things happen. Yes, I said I kissed a girl. But I didn’t say I kissed a girl while f-ing a crucifix.”

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dawkins & Hitchens Contrasted

From classfellow M.J.:
I thought you might enjoy this opinion article from the New York Times as I think it ties in nicely with our Dawkins - Eagleton essay pair.
A useful comparison between Dawkins & Christopher Hitchens qua atheist.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Islam and Superheroes

From classfellow F.P., this TED video on Islam and superheroes.
Relating to what we have been talking about in class. I have found this video talking about Islam/other religions and superheroes. The beginning of the presentation feels exactly like your lecture. I hope you find it interesting.
I enjoy TED in general, and except for its repetition of the canard about the swasika being a broken crucifix, this was quite good.
  • (TED = a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.)