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FAITH MATTERS: Tsunami-inspired, angst-driven landslide in Germany

FAITH MATTERS: Tsunami-inspired, angst-driven landslide in Germany

By Uwe Siemon-Netto “Angst is a bad counselor,” a German axiom says. Angst has just caused a landslide in the most prosperous state of Europe’s richest nation. Angst fed by the nuclear disaster 5,900 miles away in Japan has ended the Christian Democrats’ 58-year rule in Baden-Württemberg, home of industrial giants such as Daimler-Benz, the […]

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FAITH MATTERS: The tsunami last week and the Apocalypse . . . eventually

FAITH MATTERS:  The tsunami last week and the Apocalypse . . . eventually

By Uwe Siemon-Netto The Bible cautions believers against speculating about the date and time of the Apocalypse, although current world events and calamities seem to invite such conjecture. There are the uprisings in the Middle East. In Japan, the tsunami and earthquake disasters are fueling  nuclear fears. And then the nuttiness of clergymen fitting Luther’s […]

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FAITH MATTERS: Are Christians to blame for Muslim hate?

FAITH MATTERS: Are Christians to blame for Muslim hate?

By Uwe Siemon-Netto  First of two parts.  As Congress is considering the extent of Islamic extremism in America, scholars on both sides of the Atlantic wonder whether the liberal Protestant theology of the last two centuries must share some blame for the violence committed by Muslim radicals.  According to Thomas Schirrmacher, a German sociologist of […]