Purity Balls: Ruining Young Girls One White Rose At A Time

Even the most open-minded person can see some other culture's ritual and think to herself, "Well that is just weird. And creepy. And weird." Which is how you may feel if you read the story in the New York Times about purity balls. And yes, there is a freakshow slideshow. Here's the gist of it: Grade school- to… » 5/19/08 1:00pm 5/19/08 1:00pm

Cosmo Girl!: Match Your Religion With Your MySpace Wallpaper!

Men are... immeasurably interested in acquiring fixed ideas of God, of the soul, and of their common duties to their Creator and to their fellow men. This is, then, the subject on which it is most important for each of us to entertain fixed ideas; and, unhappily, it is also the subject on which it is most difficult… » 4/28/08 2:00pm 4/28/08 2:00pm

"He Took Me In His Arms, And Staring Into My Eyes, He Said Words That…

Sometimes the Lord knows when you need an uplifting email in your inbox, and Lord, thou hath choseth an auspicious day. Perhaps, readers, recent sudden public marital undoings have stirred up those lingering doubts, those damaging "Enlightenment" era thoughts about the fundamental alienation present within every… » 3/17/08 12:00pm 3/17/08 12:00pm