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  • Jeffrey shared from Beyond Bin Laden: America and the Future of Terror by James A. Baker, Richard N. Haass, Karen Hughes, Bing West
    For Pakistan, the Bin Laden operation provides a powerful reminder of Washington’s capacity to eliminate its enemies, and a demonstration of why Islamabad must cut ties with militants, root out Al Qaeda from its midst, and forge a new strategy for the future.
    Note: Pakistan should be considered a state sponsor of terror.
  • Jeffrey shared from
    Schönborn’s call for “reverence and obedience” triggered a heated, nationwide debate on obedience and disobedience in the church, which has a sad history in Austria. It was pointed out, for example, that in April 1938 the Austrian bishops called on Catholics to vote for Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria. Most obeyed the bishops, but a few, like Franz Jägerstätter, refused. Jägerstätter did not leave the church. He was, moreover, many years later beatified for his disobedience.
    Note: @jimreports thoughts?
  • Jeffrey shared from
    Women, long considered the dominant pew dwellers in the nation’s churches, have shown a dramatic drop in attendance in the last two decades, a new survey shows. Since 1991, the percentage of women attending church during a typical week has decreased by 11 percentage points to 44 percent, the Barna Group reported Aug. 1.
    Note: a dramatic drop in #church attendence for women across the nation.