Tag Archives: religion

“I Dare To Dream”

This is a reblog of an excerpt from Pastor Paul J. Bern’s book “The Middle and Working Class Manifesto — 3rd Edition” I found this excerpt on Pastor Bern’s blog, The Progressive Christian Blog, which is a politically and socially … Continue reading

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The Frightening Close Relationship between Christian Nationalism and President Donald J. Trump

Originally posted on Flee from Christian Fundamentalism:
Why do so many American Christian fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals support Donald J. Trump and his Presidency—even though the man shows few signs of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and shows numerous…

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Insanity is our new normal: the rise of the Christian Taliban.

Scene from Hulu’s version of The Handmaid’s Tale   Something I’ve been saying a lot lately is that there is no such thing as a conspiracy theory anymore.   That’s because America has gone insane and all the crazy tin-foil … Continue reading

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Religion is Gaslighting

Originally posted on CLUSTER B:
A dear friend of mine, Lucky Otter, has a blog post criticizing Christian Dominionism called Christian Dominionism has taken over the GOP. I appreciate 99% of what she has written but there is one statement…

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America is not a Christian nation.

I expect this post will make some people angry, but I don’t care.   I don’t care how much the modern GOP goes on about God and how America is a “Christian” nation. Trump and no one in his inner circle … Continue reading

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The Exodus

Originally posted on Dave Barnhart's Blog:
I have seen your religion, and I hate it. I have heard your doctrine, and I loathe it. Take away your empty praise songs, your vacuous worshiptainment. Your mouth is full of religious…

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My Fundamentalism of the 1960s Has Changed for the Worse—Considerably Worse

Originally posted on Jesus Without Baggage:
We became fundamentalists in 1958 when I was 7, and I ate it up! We joined a Freewill Baptist Church and I was with those churches until 1970. However, I did not absorb fundamentalism…

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Why Scientology auditing is not at all like traditional psychotherapy (part 2).

Credit: “Trapped in the Closet,” South Park episode about Scientology.   In Part One, I wrote about how Scientology and the related Dianetics (a “therapy” technique started by science fiction writer L.Ron Hubbard) came into being, and why Scientology is so … Continue reading

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So, here’s what I believe about Satan.

Painting depicting Satan’s fall from heaven.   I don’t know whether Satan exists or not.  But if he does, he can’t be very powerful.  He was merely an archangel, with about as much power as Michael, before he fell.  How … Continue reading

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Here are My 5 Christmas Wishes for You

Originally posted on Jesus Without Baggage:
It is less than two weeks until Christmas, and I am sure you are already deep into the Christmas spirit—doing all those busy things we do during this season leading up to the big…

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