I haven’t posted much on current events lately, but I did want to say something about the proposed mosque near the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. If you don’t believe that the mosque should be built there, can I ask you to read two things? First, please read this column from the Atlantic Monthly about the Muslim group, The Cordoba Institute, that is building the community center and mosque in Lower Manhattan. Then read this Salon piece that reprints Mayor Bloomberg’s beautiful speech about the fundamental right of religious freedom. If at the end of reading those two pieces, you still are against the mosque, then maybe you should do some reflecting about the glorious things that are the Constitution of the United States of America and the ability to live in a diverse, pluralistic society, where we all can hope to live our lives according to the dictates of our own conscience.