Morgan Matthew's Blog – October 2009 Archive (4)

What I've learned from debating religious people around the world.

By Christopher Hitchens



This week sees the opening on various cinema marquees of the film Collision: a buddy-and-road movie featuring last year's debates between Pastor Douglas Wilson, who is a senior fellow at New St. Andrew's College, and your humble servant. (If I may be forgiven, it's also available on DVD, and you can buy our little book of exchanges, Is Christianity Good for the World?)



Newsweek's reviewer beseeches you not to go and see the film, largely on the… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on October 28, 2009 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Saudi female TV journalist gets 60 lashes

RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi court sentenced a female journalist to 60 lashes in a case brought after a Lebanese television channel she worked for aired the sex confession of a Saudi man, the reporter and a lawyer said.



Rosana, 22, who did not want her full name disclosed, said a court in Jeddah convicted her on Saturday on grounds that the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) she worked for did not have proper authorization to operate in… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on October 25, 2009 at 8:05pm — 4 Comments

Report: Unsafe abortions kill 70,000 annually

Increased contraceptive use has led to fewer abortions worldwide, but deaths from unsafe abortion remain a severe problem, killing 70,000 women a year, a research institute reported Tuesday in a major global survey. You can read the full post here



My quick thoughts on this are this



This number would SKYROCKET to Pluto if abortion was made… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on October 14, 2009 at 4:37am — 1 Comment

Shroud Of Turin Reproduced; Italian Group Says Relic Is Man-Made, Fake

Scientists have reproduced the Shroud of Turin -- revered as the cloth that covered Jesus in the tomb -- and say the experiment proves the relic was man-made, a group of Italian debunkers claimed Monday.



See the original Shroud of Turin compared to the one created by scientists.



The shroud bears the figure of a crucified man, complete with blood seeping out of nailed hands… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on October 6, 2009 at 3:58pm — 7 Comments

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