Monday, September 03, 2012

This Weekend's News

There were a couple of important news stories this weekend.

Sun Myung Moon died. The founder of the Unification Church, popularly called 'Moonies,' was 92. If you've heard the term 'cult,' it's because of the rise of the Moonies in the 60s and 70s. As the article points out, no one calls them that any more. Now it's used as a derogatory term by Evangelicals to describe groups who are different from them. Unless they're liberals or Catholics. The terms for them are 'liberal' and 'Catholic.'

There was also an interesting development in Pakistan. for years the country's blasphemy laws have been used to harass and kill minorities. Now someone has been caught and charged for doing just that. Well, he wasn't charged for doing that. He was charged under the blasphemy laws. No word on whether the Christian woman he was trying to have killed has been released yet.

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