Number of prominent Christian pastors who insist that deadly weather disasters are the means by which Jesus shows his hatred for gay people loving judgment against same-sex marriage: at least six.
Date of the UK House of Commons’ vote to legalize same-sex marriage: May 21 2013
Weather disasters over the United Kingdom on May 21 […]
Many in Poll Expected Jesus’ Return by 2050
That’s the headline offered today by the Christian Broadcasting Network. You’ll have to look at the little words below the headline to notice that the poll was actually carried out three years ago. And despite the CBN’s declaration that “future hope remains strong,” a quick look at […]
Please don’t sue, United Feature Syndicate.
What does it matter if the “fragment” actually comes from where it was initially said to have come from? Would that make it any more fake than the New Testament? […]
Here, next to the rosy colored church Good Shepherd is an ancient depiction of the Greek god Hermes, in a motif known as Hermes Kriophoros – referred to by the ancient Greeks, before Christianity, as the good shepherd. […]
The Catholic Pope, the former Nazi Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, gave a speech today in which he spoke about his church’s problem with sexual crimes, saying, “How are we to explain the fact that people who regularly received the Lord’s body and confessed their sins in the sacrament of Penance have offended in this way? It remains a mystery.” […]
Judging by global search trends, the Occupy Movement is not bigger than Jesus, but for a time it was bigger than Lady Gaga:
But in the news Occupy was definitely bigger than Jesus this summer and fall, at least until Jesus’ birthday came around:
Looking for something that is consistently bigger than Jesus? […]
For those preachy people who insist that guns are by nature incompatible with the real meaning of Christmas, I have some understanding and sympathy, recognizing that religious texts like the New Testament are open to a great deal of creative reinterpretation to suit the desires of particular religious followers. I do suggest, however, that advocates of non-violence recognize that there is much in Christianity that supports violence and weapons ownership, rather than repudiating. Perhaps the Christmas holiday, which tells a story prefiguring terrible torture, execution and vengeance, isn’t really the best foundation for a message of peace. […]
These UU congregations all promote one particular religion – Christianity – over all others, in just about the same ratio. There’s not just a lack of diversity within Unitarian Universalist congregations. There also seems to be a lack of diversity between congregations. Unitarian Universalism insists that it isn’t promoting any creed, but these results show that it is promoting a particular creed – a special blend consisting mostly of Christianity, with a drop of Buddhism mixed in. […]
In order to meet the high expectations of Joan Clayton, I propose the following theological holiday greeting: “Happy Sacrificial Baby Day… For lo, a child is born, for no other purpose than to be tortured and executed on a sacrificial crucifix in a weird ceremony of blood that’s supposed to compensate for our own feelings of guilt.” […]