Dead baby on a Turkish beach? (source) More than 100,000 flee massive floods in Japan? (source) 8,000 dead in Ukraine? (source) 7 civilians (including 5 children) killed by U.S. forces’ bomb? (source) Thousands dead in an Ebola epidemic? (source) What exactly has God got in
Researchers from places like the American Religious Identification Survey and the Pew Center on Religion and Public life find that, as the years progress, more and more Americans are declaring themselves to belong to no particular religion, and to have no interest in going to
Do you have a personal relationship with bacon?
They’re driving drunk. They’re making up stories about getting shot by African-Americans. They’re having sex with kids. Christian pastors in America are behaving very badly indeed.
Charisma News, a web site of opinion from Christian activists, recently featured an article under the headline, “Why the Church Needs to Change the Way We Talk About Sex”. The article asks, “Could you imagine if the church got serious about our sins?” No imagination
“Religious beliefs aren’t reasonable!” So said Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on October 7, 2014 — and he said it as if this was a compliment. Really, I’m not kidding. You can listen to Justice Scalia utter these words himself, in his questioning during arguments
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
That’s what roadside church signs tell me on my drive through central Maine today: There are a lot of good people suffering in the world. Jesus (and God the Father of whom Jesus is supposed to be one mysterious aspect) are supposed to omniscient and
Help me understand this reasoning of this sign, which surely hopes to accomplish something as it’s read on the street. I just can’t figure out what. What does this declaration communicate to someone who is already a Christian other than a recapitulation of what Christians
Charisma News says that the USA needs to recover its Christian heritage. That heritage includes digging up rotting corpses and putting them on trial.
Christian Biblical literalists are faced with this choice: They must either stop going to church, or stop being Biblical literalists, and accept that the Bible is really just a collection of metaphors, and not really the divine word of any supernatural being.