The promise that “Giving is Sowing and God Promises a Harvest!” met me on my way to work this morning, and it got me to thinking.
My first thought was of the so-called “Prosperity Gospel,” which asks followers of a church to give money to the church with the promise that God will mysteriously [...]
First, there’s the good news: America will no longer need to wince at the speeches of Congressman Paul Broun. Broun lost the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Georgia this year, and won’t be running for re-election to the House of Representatives.
Unfortunately, this reprieve was followed by bad news: The Republican who is favored [...]
As I discussed last week, the One Year Bible for Kids promises to have “your 8- to 12-year-olds read the bulk of God’s Word in one year — you bet!” Tyndale House, the Christian company that publishes The One Year Bible for Kids, declares explicitly that kids should get to know God and that the [...]
“Can your 8- to 12-year-olds read the bulk of God’s Word in one year? You bet!”
So says the advertising copy for The One Year Bible for Kids, a publication of the Christian publication company Tyndale House. In its introductory material, The One Year Bible for Kids explains that it’s good to get to know [...]
It’s a move designed to show the absurdity of allowing religious groups to distribute their propaganda in public schools. However, Orange County, Florida Christian groups don’t seem to be getting the message.
The Satanic Temple has demanded equal access to Orange County public schools for their own material, a coloring book with the title, the [...]
Conservative religious radio show host Michael L. Brown imagines a battle between two sides and declares his allegiance:
Brown asserts that a person must choose between obedience to a real or imagined authority and conformity to the ways of the majority. But are those really the only ethical options available? I don’t think so. [...]
I’m an atheist. I don’t believe in the reality of gods, literally or metaphorically. Nonetheless, I find religions interesting in the way that they play with ideas, and am interested exploring the ideas that the gods proposed by religious groups represent.
My starting point in these explorations is the understanding that not all gods are [...]
Yesterday, the House of Representatives witnessed a twisting knot of self-contradiction from Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, the government-established, First Amendment busting, Chaplain of the lower house of Congress. Chaplain Conroy prayed:
“Loving God, we give You thanks for giving us another day.”
Thanks to God, for another day. Well, that’s positive, isn’t it? God loves [...]
Down in Dallas, Texas, an organization called American Decency is planning to hold a political demonstration outside a sports stadium there, in protest of the decision by the Dallas Cowboys to hire Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL. “We cannot just stand idly by as Christian values and morals are trampled. [...]
Unless you live at a remote camp up in the mountains, or sequestered away in a monastery, you have heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge, in which people are challenged to shoot videos of themselves having buckets of icy water poured over their heads, and to donate to support research for treatments for ALS, amyotrophic [...]