Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Modernity is never simple

Bob Nelson has written a fair bit about religion and here he chimes in on the problem revealed by "climategate". Neither "sound science" nor "sound religion" are to be found.

Religion gets a bad name when zealots use it to violate one or more of the commandements. The episodes that make the news are the ones involving murder and mayhem by suicide bombers who think they are holy warriors.

But people who shade the truth because they see themselves as crusaders also present a serious problem. Brett Stephens discusses the various aspects that add up to a complex.

The East Anglia emailers as well as celebs that get caught in embarrassments are painfully waking up to the fact that it's now a whole world of paparazzi.