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  • A Huffington Post Humanist Urges the Church to Stop Using the Bible as a Moral Guide

    05/02/2017 6:07:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 540 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2017 | Michael Brown
    It’s one thing when a humanist attacks the Bible. That’s expected. It’s another thing when a humanist attacks a Christian denomination for using the Bible as a moral guide. But that’s exactly what humanist author Clay Farris Naff did on the Huffington Post on April 29th.Naff was upset that the highest court of the Methodist Church struck down the consecration of Bishop Karen Oliveto, since her only infraction was being married to another woman. How, he wondered, could the church punish her for love?He writes, “To anyone free of ancient prejudices, the injustice of condemning Oliveto is plain. How can...
  • Former Dem Staffer: Theres A Religious Illiteracy Problem In The Party

    01/01/2017 2:50:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 30, 2016 | Amber Randall
    The Democratic Party has a religious illiteracy problem that prevents them from reaching out to evangelicals, according to a former Democratic staffer. Michael Wear, a former Obama White House staffer, explained three reasons why the Democratic Party fails to reach out to evangelical voters or voters with different theologies. Wear, speaking with The Atlantic, pointed out that many young Democrats dont know how to discuss or deal with religious topics. This illiteracy contributes to why Democrats fail to reach out to evangelicals, Wear explained. Its tied to the demographics of the country: More 20- and 30-year-olds are taking positions of...
  • WashPost Enjoys Attempts To Ridicule and Rewrite Christianity

    12/13/2015 4:53:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 13, 2015 | Tim Graham
    During the Christmas season, one might think the newspapers would refrain from trashing Christianity. In reality, the opposite happens. On Sunday, Washington Post book editor Ron Charles celebrated the liberal fun zone “between blasphemy and hilarity.” The oxymoronic headline was “DIY for the (irreverently) devout.”
  • Exclusive-Bobby Jindal On Religious Liberty:"Extreme Left"Becoming More Secular (Short Title)

    04/06/2015 9:04:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a conservative Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate, said on Breitbart News Sunday this weekend for the Easter Sunday special show that Democrats and liberals are waging an open assault on Americans religious liberty rights.
  • RUSH LIMBAUGH: DEMOCRATS HATE CHRISTIANITY [2 Thes 2]

    04/03/2015 7:51:57 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 46 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/3/2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    Rush Limbaugh answered a callers concern about the anti-Christians that are taking over by saying those in that particular activist camp are being fueled by Democrats who simply hate Christianity. First, the caller, a self-described U.S. Coast Guard veteran, speaking of the recent furor generated by Indianas new Religious Freedom Restoration Act: What am I supposed to do? These anti-Christians that are taking over, it seems like, dont realize this country was founded on Christian values and morals. Have they lost their mind? And then, Limbaughs response: No. They just have always opposed the founding of the country. This is...
  • Gallup: 'God Gap' Persists; Religious Are Mostly Republican; Non-Religious Are Mostly Democrat

    07/31/2014 8:05:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/31/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    The so-called "God Gap" between Republicans and Democrats continues to play an important role in partisan differences, according to a new Gallup poll.Among very religious Americans, about half, 49 percent, identify as Republican or are likely to vote Republican. Among nonreligious Americans, also about half, 52 percent, identify as Democrats or are likely to vote for Democrats. This God gap, sometimes called the "religious participation gap," has characterized party politics in the United States for at least the seven years that Gallup has been measuring it, Frank Newport, editor in chief for Gallup, pointed out in a blog post.Religiosity was...
  • UPenn Prof says God is a white racist with a gun hunting down black youth

    07/16/2013 3:10:14 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 62 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | July 16, 2013 | Jeff Head
    UPENN PROFESSOR SAYS GOD IS A WHITE RACIST I didn't think it could get any more bizarre, rediculous...or ultimately dangerous...and then you have this. A University of Pennsylvania Professor, Professor Anthea Bulter (shown above), who is an associate professor of Religion at the University of Pennsylvania, blogged the following to her readers and students regarding her thoughts after the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict: "God aint good all of the time. in fact, sometimes, God is not for us. As a black woman in an nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a...
  • The Human Rights lobby think a Christian is like a Druid

    04/08/2013 3:06:09 AM PDT · by markomalley
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 4/8/13 | Cristina Odone
    I should say at the outset that I was turned down by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for a post they advertised. I'd never have dared apply had it not been for Trevor Phillips, who headed it at the time. "Why don't you have a Christian on board?" I had asked him. "Why don't you apply?" he'd graciously replied. Alas, he was leaving the Commission when he said it. But when I saw his replacement Baroness O'Neill I wasn't upset about my failed application: the philosopher is, at least on paper, Christian. She'd look after the...
  • HARPER: CNNs coverage of Pope Francis I laden with egregious errors

    03/14/2013 11:53:30 AM PDT · by eagleye85 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2013 | Christopher Harper
    If CNNs coverage of the election of Pope Francis I on Wednesday afternoon is any indication, Jeff Zucker and his minions are not ready for prime time or any time for that matter. I stopped counting the number of errors from CNNs anchor team after three pages of notes. The following are only the most egregious: The network reported Francis is the first non-European pontiff in the history of the church. Well, how about modern-day history? St. Peter, the first pope, came from near the Sea of Galilee. A number of early pontiffs came from Africa and Asia....
  • When Liberals Get Religion

    10/19/2012 7:29:26 AM PDT · by rhema · 16 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | October 19, 2012 | By Paul Kengor
    Think about this: there have been three presidential/vice-presidential debates thus far, and not one question about Barack Obama's historic advocacy of gay marriage. That seems a rather curious omission given the gravity of the issue. No other issue among the candidates is as transformative as this one. Name another issue that involves completely redefining something as ancient as the Garden of Eden. You can't. The question ought to be asked in the next debate, and, even more intriguingly, within the context of how the two presidential candidates' faith relates to their stance-similar to how Martha Raddatz asked Joe Biden and...
  • Exclusive: Democrats Drop "God" From Party Platform

    09/04/2012 11:38:03 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 96 replies
    CBN/Brody File ^ | September 4, 2012 | David Brody
    Guess what? Gods name has been removed from the Democratic National Committee platform. This is the paragraph that was in the 2008 platform: We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential. Now the words God-given have been removed. The paragraph has been restructured to say this: We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth the simple principle that in America, hard work...
  • GOP insider: Religion destroyed my party

    08/06/2012 7:45:42 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 82 replies
    Salon ^ | 8-5-2012 | Mike Lofgren
    A veteran Republican says the religious right has taken over, and turned his party into anti-intellectual nutsHaving observed politics up close and personal for most of my adult lifetime, I have come to the conclusion that the rise of politicized religious fundamentalism may have been the key ingredient in the transformation of the Republican Party. Politicized religion provides a substrate of beliefs that rationalizesat least in the minds of its followersall three of the GOPs main tenets: wealth worship, war worship, and the permanent culture war. Religious cranks ceased to be a minor public nuisance in this country beginning in...
  • Got faith? Maine is the least-religious state in the nation

    05/21/2012 6:48:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 05/21/2012 | By Judy Harrison
    Maine has fewer residents who claim a religious affiliation than any other state in the union. The Pine Tree State is the only one in the country in which less than 30 percent of the population belong to a religious denomination or independent Christian church, according to a census conducted every 10 years by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. This follows a Pew study that found 40 percent of Mainers pray daily the lowest percentage in the nation. Whats alarming about those numbers is that more than 300 years after the country was founded by people...
  • Americas Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President

    03/08/2012 8:13:26 AM PST · by Tatze · 24 replies
    Wallbuilders ^ | 2/29/2012 | David Barton
    Americas Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President When one observes President Obamas unwillingness to accommodate Americas four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he has equally targeted traditional Protestant beliefs over the past four years. So since he has attacked Catholics and Protestants, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Christian. But that, too, would be inaccurate. He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling...
  • Ricks Religious Fanaticism

    02/22/2012 9:50:47 PM PST · by darrellmaurina · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/21/2012 | Maureen Dowd
    Rick Santorum has been called a latter-day Savonarola. Thats far too grand. Hes more like a small-town mullah. Satan has his sights on the United States of America, the conservative presidential candidate warned in 2008. Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition. When, in heavens name, did sensuality become a vice? Next hell be banning Barry White. Santorum is not merely engaged in a culture war, but a spiritual war, as...
  • God is dead. Long live morality (Evolutionist says Morality is fashioned by natural selection)

    03/19/2010 1:04:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 230 replies · 1,951+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 03/19/2010 | Michael Ruse
    God is dead, so why should I be good? The answer is that there are no grounds whatsoever for being good. There is no celestial headmaster who is going to give you six (or six billion, billion, billion) of the best if you are bad. Morality is flimflam. Does this mean that you can just go out and rape and pillage, behave like an ancient Roman grabbing Sabine women? Not at all. I said that there are no grounds for being good. It doesn't follow that you should be bad. Indeed, there are those and I am one ...
  • 10 least religious states

    02/08/2010 7:14:33 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies · 1,905+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 02/07/2010 | Source: Gallup Poll; (www.humanevents.com/ar
    1. Vermont 2. New Hampshire 3. Maine 4. Massachusetts 5. Alaska 6. Washington 7. Oregon 8. Rhode Island 9. Nevada 10. Connecticut
  • Why do atheists face bias in office holding?

    01/09/2010 3:07:49 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 232 replies · 2,530+ views
    Knoxs News ^ | 01/09/2010 | Knoxs News
    Why do atheists face bias in office holding? Community columnist Al Westerfield picked some good examples of discrimination against the religiously impaired in his Dec. 6 column, "No more discrimination? In a 1987 interview, George H.W. Bush revealed his true wish to see atheists denied all of their constitutional rights. Like many of strict religious faith, he assumes that without religion, these people lack a moral compass. Apparently Bush sees no duplicity in his post-presidential work for the Carlyle Group. This private equity firm got its start exploiting inside information about America's war planning to invest in the defense industry....
  • The Coexist Movement and Delusion

    09/27/2009 2:31:42 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 53 replies · 2,818+ views
    The Igonorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 8/23/09 | DJP I.F.
    It seems like everywhere you look these days while driving on the road especially on college campuses an odd-phrased bumper sticker with religious symbols spelling COEXIST can be seen. This phrase contains the spiritual ideologies of the major world religions. Every letter in the COEXIST phrase has a symbol representing a religious system or spiritual ideology: C for the crescent and star (representing Islam); O being dotted with the Karma Wheel (Buddhism) E as energy in the relativity equation (Science); X illustrating the star of David (Judaism); the I representing the pentagram (Wicca/Pagan); S for the Tao symbol;...
  • Atheist Groups Increase on School Campuses (skeptic groups rising across the country's high schools)

    09/20/2009 7:14:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 725+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 9/19/2009 | Nathan Black
    Atheist and religious skeptic student groups are on the rise across the country's high school and college campuses. The Secular Student Alliance added its 160th affiliate campus group last week and reports that demand for their group starting packets are high. "Its been a challenge to keep up with the demand for services, especially group-starting packets and follow-up," said Lyz Liddell, senior campus organizer, in a statement earlier this month. "Thats a nice problem to have." The number of SSA campus affiliate groups has increased from 100 in 2008 to 160 this year. In 2007, the alliance counted only 80....