Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Truth Really Is Stranger Than Fiction

Bob Jones University, which has consistently questioned whether the Roman Catholic Church is even Christian, apparently has a huge collection of religious art from the late medieval and early modern Roman Catholic Church.  Strange!  But whoever said human beings are consistent?

Here's the story from ENI.

U.S. Fundamentalist University Maintains Stunning Catholic Art Collection

Greenville, South Carolina (ENInews)--Walking across the tidy campus of Bob Jones University (BJU) in Greenville, South Carolina, there's no obvious sign this bastion of Christian fundamentalism is also home to one of the nation's largest collections of Renaissance and Baroque religious art from the heart of Catholic Europe. It's all the more surprising since the school's old-time Protestant leaders have for years taught that Catholicism is a "cult" and even the "Mother of Harlots," Religion News Service reports. But the school has amassed the collection out of a sincere belief in the teaching mission of great religious art, according to school leaders and art curators. [812 words, ENI-11-0637]

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Be Careful with Your Word Choice...

Self-immolations may flare up? WOW!

"Tibetan protests spread to Nepal

Kathmandu (ENInews)--After growing protests in Tibet and India against China's rule of the formerly Buddhist kingdom of Tibet, demonstrations have now flared up in Nepal with police arresting nearly 100 people near the Samdupling Tibetan refugee camp in Kathmandu valley. Nepalese police said they acted on a tip that some people would attempt self-immolation in protest on 2 November, the second day of a three-day 'Global Action' campaign by Tibetans in Nepal. [300 words, ENI-11-0597]"

Here's a short video on the protest.