I was recently in Indonesia and received a MacBook Pro. I posted the following text and photo on Facebook: Semarang, Indonesia: I’ve changed religion: I now have a MacBook Pro and must pay due respect to appropriate quasi-religious symbols Comments came in from all over the world – samples: Finland: Welcome to the MacBook Pro sect […]
Tag Archive 'Religious Liberty'
Posted in Religious Liberty on Jan 16th, 2012
There is a dangerous naiveté in post-modern and secular societies. The extreme focus on individual happiness and the emphasis on feel-good-factors have serious long-term repercussions on the common good. The political shortsightedness and the loss of a moral compass is a threat to fundamental human rights – like religious freedom. One cannot tamper with dignity […]
The Arab spring has turned into a chilly winter, especially for the Christians. The Egypt security forces killed at least 24 Christians who were demonstrating against the discrimination of Christians, against the burning of churches, against the slandering of Christians on state television, et cetera. Now let me guess what will not happen next: There […]
Posted in International Affairs on Aug 25th, 2011
Britain’s Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has made a brilliant analysis in the Wall Street Journal of the riots in the UK recently. He writes: “It took everyone by surprise. It should not have. … Britain is the latest country to pay the price for what happened half a century ago in one of the most […]
I have a passion for the least, lost, and the lowliest – with a special focus in the Arab world and Asia. Sometimes I feel at home everywhere, and sometimes I feel at home no-where. I have lived and worked in half the countries of the world, lived in fear at home because of severe […]