Jake Cole of the film blog Not Just Movies discusses
the semi-legendary hour-long debate
about Monty Python's Life of Brian
on the BBC Four program Friday Night, Saturday Morning
. The debate features Pythons John Cleese and Michael Palin on one side and opposite them broadcaster Malcolm Muggeridge and Mervyn Stockwood, the Bishop of Southwark.
In tonight's semi-annual Munk Debate
in Toronto, Tony Blair and Christoper Hitchens square off over the topic "Is religion a force for good in the world?"
For those who couldn't get tickets, you can watch a live webstream
(PPV, $5) of the debate this evening, starting at 7pm EST.
Talk To Action and Mother Jones mag team up for e-conference tomorrow: ...a day of thoughtful reflections on, and vigorous discussion of the role of religion and government -- as intended by the framers of the constitution, and the situation we face today.
(MoJo's December issue is all about the role of religion and government, including this on Reconstructionists: A Nation Under God.
) New and old media officially collaborating to highlight specific issues and futher debate--a first?
If You're a Christian, Muslim or Jew - You are Wrong
- A rant over at the Huffington Post
And let's be clear about this, it IS a rant, and a beaut at that. But it's a sentiment that's run through the head of everyone who isn't a member of the three mentioned groups. No one in the mainstream media says things like this, I wonder why?
The post is made. Let the emphatic agreements, and the vicious denials... begin!
Consistency is the sign of a small mind. How small minded are you?