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Talking with Pagans and Talking with Journalists

AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 3:11 PM
Actually, all religions in human history have killed fewer than 22 million people in 6000 years, counting both peacetime killing and wars. The secularist regimes of the 20th century killed 120-odd million people in 72 years (1917-1989), NOT COUNTING WAR-DEAD. Only historical illiteracy says religion is even a MAJOR violent force, let alone the most violent. Especially since most of the so-called religious violence (the Spanish Inquisition, the Reformation Wars) was actually nationalist.

Sports Illustrated has come to my mailbox for nearly 40 years. I hope it comes for 40 more. But I also hope whomever is assigning the stories in the future begins to think more about the readers than their political and social agendas.

Super Bowl week featured a cover of a praying Ray Lewis rising from the water, and a cover story by New York Times’ religion columnist Mark Oppenheimer on Christians in the NFL. The story was enough to cause PJMedia writer Andrew Klavan to declare he would not renew his SI subscription, and most serious Christian...