Rabbit Trails 3/10/12

Rabbit Trails is what I’m calling my Saturday morning post of interesting stories from around the web. I suppose some of them are only interesting to me. If you find something and you would like to submit, just drop me a line.

Rebecca Walker talks about how the fanatical feminism of her mother, the author of The Color Purple, ruined their relationship.

Chaplain Mike over at the iMonk demonstrates how Christian Contemporary Music often cleans up the hard stuff of life so we can all feel artificially happy.

Apparently, putting up an anti-religious billboard in the middle of a Jewish neighborhood isn’t bigoted, but the buildings owner refusing to allow it to go up is.

Joseph Kony is all the rage this week.

Mike Patton over at Parchment and Pen has a good post on a common objection to Christianity.

The Mormons are trying to curb the practice of proxy baptism. Would it bother you if a Mormon was baptized for you?

My greatest fears realized: People aren’t smart enough for democracy.

For you kayakers and surfers out there.