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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘God’

Damnation, American Style

Damnation, American Style

How American Preachers Reinvented Hell Fire and brimstone survived the Enlightenment and prospered at the dawn of the American republic — but why? September 9, 2014  | The following is an excerpt from Kathryn Gin Lum's new book,  Damned Nation: Hell in America from the Revolution to Reconstruction”(Oxford University Press, 2014).   Among the many congratulatory letters George Washington received after assuming the presidency was one from “the Convention of the ... Full Story

Conservatives are Bible illiterates

Conservatives are Bible illiterates

  Right-Wing Is Filled with Biblical Illiterates: They'd Be Shocked by Jesus' Teachings if They Ever Picked Up a Bible   Jesus wouldn't have supported food stamps   December 23, 2013  | Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly defended the Republican Party’s spending cuts for SNAP by effectively declaring Jesus would not support food stamps for the poor because most them are drug addicts. If his insensitive remark is inconsistent with Scripture, which it is, then the ... Full Story

Study shows not all Atheists are the same

Study shows not all Atheists are the same

  The 6 Types of Atheists and Non-Believers in America By Amanda Marcotte Researchers polled non-believers to find out who abandons religion and why. The answers tell us a lot about religion and non-belief in America. With the rising number of people in America—now nearly one in five—who have no religious affiliation at all, more people are asking questions about who exactly these unbelievers are. Not all of them identify as atheist or agnostic or a non-believer, but ... Full Story

The Bible tells me so

The Bible tells me so

  Dalai Lama, Jason Collins, Leviticus and You. By Robert De Filippis From the Dalai lama, "The purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. How much am I doing about my anger, attachment, hatred, pride and jealousy? These are the things which we must check in our daily lives." Let's see, how can we fracture that advice this week? Oh, Oh, I know, let's criticize and condemn Jason Collins for being the first openly gay NBA Player. Hey, while we're at ... Full Story

The Christian Right’s Failed Prophecies

The Christian Right’s Failed Prophecies

  Notable (and Hilarious) Examples of the Christian Right's Failed Prophecies   The people who claim to be the conduits of God's will are scam artists. By Adam Lee, AlterNet, January 21, 2013  | The Christian right in America, like all organized religions, claims to have a correct and exclusive understanding of God's will. To hear them tell it, the almighty creator of the universe has strong opinions about corporate tax rates, firearm ownership and what consenting ... Full Story

Abortion is moral

Abortion is moral

  9 Ways to Beat the Patriarchal Christian Right   By Valerie Tarico Abortion is a moral, sacred choice, but the religious right has twisted the truth in an effort to maintain their patriarchal power. Here's how to win the conversation back. January 4, 2013  | Most Americans think of childbearing as a deeply personal or even sacred decision. So do most reproductive rights advocates. That is why we don’t think anybody’s boss or any institution should have a ... Full Story

Worst reactions to Sandy Hook shootings?

Worst reactions to Sandy Hook shootings?

  6 Worst Reactions to the Newtown Massacre By Jeff Fecke The horror of the massacre in Newtown, Conn. is still fresh, and yet already, there are people out making fools of themselves in its wake. It’s not particularly surprising that gun fetishists would be resisting calls to consider — just consider — some reasonable changes in gun safety policies. But that’s not what elevates a reaction to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School to truly reprehensible. No, the ... Full Story

Religious Conviction

Religious Conviction

  I’ve been avoiding this subject publicly. There are many who refuse to accept any responsibility to their maker, and many more that were not properly introduced. Some have been lured in to corrupted versions of reality. The rest of us are still learning. I write to the majority of Americans called Christians. We share the original Biblical source of information and direction. I’m not going to reference specific scripture here; you look it up.   There is great concern with ... Full Story

A Catholic responds

A Catholic responds

        I received an email from my relative regarding our Catholic faith. The email contained a paid political advertisement produced by church members entitled "Test of Fire: Election 2012". I want to share my response: I believe, as our forefathers did, that you do not mix politics and religion. If you do, then the religious institution is indulging in political persuasion and should be taxed. I find it incredible in today's society that the church ... Full Story

Goldwater and the party

Goldwater and the party

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