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A federal judge in Pennsylvania says Intelligent Design cannot be taught in a biology classroom.
Barbara Walters says it's finally time in her career to interview God.
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If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may recall that in my Oct. 26 entry (it's in the archives if you want to go back to it), I offered to send to anyone who was interested a copy of the first paper I did for the class. It focused on the roots of Jewish-Christian animosity and especially the anti-Judaism found in Christianity.
Several of you requested copies, and none of you who read the paper accused me of academic blasphemy or heresy. Neither did my professor, who liked that paper and now has returned the next two papers with nice comments about them.
So, now that the second and third papers are vetted, I offer them to you. If you want a copy of them, send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll respond by sending you a pdf copy of the papers.
In terms of the time period the papers cover, they take us toward the Crusades and Protestant Reformation, though their primary focus is on the early and late Middle Ages. Again, I'm trying to describe in them the persistence of anti-Judaism that long has stained Christianity.
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