60 Minutes ran an informative piece last night on the patriarch of the Orthodox Church in Istanbul. The gist of the segment explained how Muslim Turkey is attempting to eliminate the 1700 year old church there. It includes some stunning footage of early churches cut into the Tolkienesque mountains of Cappadocia, and is worth a look just for that. You can see the entire segment here.
Also, Ross Douthat in today’s New York Times describes how James Cameron uses his new movie Avatar to promote pantheism.