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Macedonian Name Game

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet," Shakespeare wrote, but it doesn't smell...

Could the Pope be joking?

"Time and history demand that we both revere and examine teachings that are too often accepted so literally that they no longer make sense, and no longer embody the spirit of divine guidance under which they were originally set down. This is a challenge worthy of all three great monotheistic faiths -- Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- as they learn to dialogue in a 21st-century world."

Tolerating Intolerance

"Attacks on churches in the West Bank should be condemned by those of all faiths and sects. Furthermore, it should be used an example of what not to do when offended by a Pope that has done nothing for suffering Palestinian Christians—especially at a time when Christians and Muslims should be uniting (as many have) against a brutal Israeli occupation that dominates every facet of their life."

Crusading Propaganda Inflames Muslim World

"Western Christians may think the crusades are ancient history, but these medieval wars which Christian crusaders slaughtered Muslims and established crusader states in Palestine are vivid memories for Muslims."

Madonna, Mr. Big and Richard Gere

"With all her moves from Sex Goddess to Yoga diva to children's author to British den mother to an endorser of Wesley Clark didn't dim the willingness of the "Israeli street" to question her newfound Kabbalah addiction and for religious Jews to dismiss her use of Judaism as a cheap marketing ploy."