J.W. Marriott applauds Romney for bringing ‘positive attention’ to Mormonism

J.W. Marriott applauds Romney for bringing ‘positive attention’ to Mormonism

J.W. Marriott, who heads the Marriott hotel chain, praised Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for bringing “positive attention” to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Marriott is a personal friend of Romney and, like Romney, a Mormon. “Today we see the church coming out of obscurity, and we see that 90 percent of […]

The Aug. 31 Blue Moon

The Aug. 31 Blue Moon

[Click on image for high resolution ] Rising at sunset, the gorgeous Full Moon of August 31 became the second Full Moon in a month. According to modern reckoning, that makes it a Blue Moon. In fact, parts of the Full Moon do look a little blue in this sharp lunar portrait. Taken just hours […]

No Protestant on GOP ticket for first time ever

No Protestant on GOP ticket for first time ever

For the first time in the nation’s political history, the Republican ticket will be absent a Protestant as either the presidential or vice presidential candidate. Mitt Romney is Mormon and Paul Ryan is Catholic. Yet the Protestant, even evangelical heavy Iowa and Nebraska delegates who are filling the convention hall in downtown Tampa seemed unfazed […]

Rick Warren’s Obama-Romney ‘Civil Forum’ canceled due to lack of civility

Rick Warren’s Obama-Romney ‘Civil Forum’ canceled due to lack of civility

Pastor Rick Warren has canceled his highly anticipated “Saddleback Civil Forum” with presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, citing a lack of civil discourse between the two campaigns. Warren will hold a forum on religious liberty instead, which may bring attention to the Obama administration’s birth control mandate less than two months before the […]

Ayn Rand’s cosmic view, and Paul Ryan’s

Ayn Rand’s cosmic view, and Paul Ryan’s

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has been labeled by some in the media as a “Randite.” … In a Tuesday interview with Fox News’ Brit Hume, Ryan provided a more nuanced view, explaining the parts of Rand’s philosophy that he appreciated and the parts of her philosophy that he rejects. … Ryan noted that […]

Sun Myung Moon: Son of the broken-hearted God

Sun Myung Moon: Son of the broken-hearted God

Special to CosmicTribune.com, August 16, 2012 By Michael Breen [Originally published by Korea Times] On a freezing night in December 1950 during the last refugee exodus from North Korea, a heretic Christian preacher named Moon Sun-Myung stepped onto an iceflow and pushed out into the Imjin River. When he reached the far side, U.S. and […]

‘Dark Knight Rises’ is a hit . . . globally, Time Warner finally reveals

‘Dark Knight Rises’ is a hit . . . globally, Time Warner finally reveals

“The Dark Knight Rises” is on track to become the most successful Batman movie ever, and to soon surpass $1 billion in global box office. Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff ….Bewkes’ comments on “The Dark Knight Rises” mark the first time anyone at Time Warner has publicly discussed the movie’s box-office performance. At studio Warner […]

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