01 January 2020

Best of the Infidel, 2019

What if I'm wrong about the non-existence of God?

China has a fundamental and little-understood weakness.

Religio-wingnuts claim Trump resembles Cyrus the Great -- they're massively mistaken.

I deal with conflict mainly by avoiding it.

Alt-right fantasies of a new civil war will never be realized.

Yes, it really was Christianity that destroyed Classical Greco-Roman civilization.  If things had happened otherwise, the world today would be far more advanced.

We need to deal with the US culture and electorate the way they really are, not sneer at them.

Sometimes the engaged, activist, politics-savvy element is a bigger problem than "low-information" voters.

This is Iran.

Economic freedom is vital.

Religion is declining even in the Arab world.

The left needs to listen to people affected by transgender ideology.

My four-point program for restoring democracy in the US.

No, video games don't cause mass killings.

A look at the protests challenging the gangster regimes in Russia and China.

China is a nightmarish fascist state.

We'll need to win in a landslide in November.

Human-caused mass extinctions are not new.  What we're seeing today is the end-stage of a long, fundamental reconfiguration of the planet.

Efforts to modernize the Catholic Church are instead dividing it, perhaps fatally.

I'm dubious that top-level religious leaders are true believers.

The strangest thing about nuclear weapons is that so few countries have them.

The theft of a few statuettes was the opening skirmish of a religious conflict that will shake up much of the world.

Evolution creates layers upon layers of lives within lives.

Following the Amazon Synod, battle lines are being drawn within the Catholic Church.

Frozen 2 is a lush and multi-layered worthy successor to the original.

The December 2019 election in Britain doesn't tell us anything useful about our own election this year.

US right-wing Christians have made themselves into the church of Trump (I should have titled this the cult of Trump).


Blogger RO said...

I love that everything is wrapped up in a nice bow in case we missed some of your amazing posts, and I thank you. There were also a few worth revisiting, which is awesome. I sure hope 2020 is off to a great start for you, and sending lots of hugs your way! RO

01 January, 2020 07:53  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

I hope 2020 will be a much better year for you, Infidel! Happy New Year! And thanks for all the work you do every week compiling these link lists for us to enjoy!

01 January, 2020 10:06  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

Yep, a lot had gone on this past year. Let's hope this year is better. Happy New Year.

01 January, 2020 10:21  
Blogger Mike said...

Since I'm a recent follower I'll try to get back to some of these.

01 January, 2020 13:32  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

Happy new year to you and to all of your readers, Infidel. Looking forward to a new year filled with your brilliant analysis and penchant for finding interesting and hilarious items on the internets. May this year be better than the last one. Cheers!

01 January, 2020 15:06  
Blogger Martha said...

When you look back, it's astonishing how much can happen in a single year. Happy 2020 to you!

01 January, 2020 16:13  
Blogger dellgirl said...

You've certainly been busy and very productive. Your link round-up is a thoughtful thing to do so we can find your great informative posts quickly. Thank you for that. Way-to-Go, my friend!

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

01 January, 2020 16:36  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

RO: Thanks! I do like to help later readers find the ones I consider standouts.

Debra: Thanks -- I intend to.

Mary: It will definitively be better if we can vote out you-know-who.

Mike: I hope you'll find them interesting.

Nonnie: Thanks! I'll get busy.....:-)

Martha: It's been an eventful year. I'll have more to say about it next week.

Dellgirl: Thanks -- it does keep me occupied.

Rancid: I posted/responded to your comment on the relevant article.

02 January, 2020 16:55  

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