Thomas Jefferson believed that a rational form of religion would take root in America. Was he ever wrong. To hear the Religious Right tell it, men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were 18th-century versions of Jerry Falwell in powdered wigs and stockings. Nothing could be further from the truth.http://bit.ly/2LXV4sT
This is how quickly it happened. One moment we were passing sumptuous kebob platters around the table making polite introductions, and the next we were swapping trauma stories that we—all people of color, many LGBTQ—had experienced in what were essentially white Christian spaces. This article is reprinted with permission from Religion Dispatches. Follow RD on Facebook or Twitter for...
The evangelical Christian message is loud and clear. Their devotion is to the version of Christianity they have created, which calls for ruthless abandonment of immigrants, women, children – even their own – who don’t fall inline with their message.http://bit.ly/2rClDJc
Most Christians fail to comprehend the implications of the belief system they embrace. Much of what they ‘ know’ about their religion is a highly sanitized version that is promoted by their priests and pastors. Few bother to read and understand what is written in the Bible or think critically about what Christian doctrine implies. Each point listed below...
At least, that’s what a Christian Bible College teacher says. He might be right–at least about his corner of the religion.http://bit.ly/2jk2Ttv
Discussions from an atheist perspective from a godless mom. Topics include religion, law, current events and parenting.http://bit.ly/2icb3rf
A British author who angered Christians when he compared their religion to a virus has found an even more virulent analogy to explain how the faith spread throughout Europe.http://bit.ly/2974WxW
One of the great joys of living in the Bible Belt is that you can hear Christian music played overhead almost anywhere you go. Just last weekend I had to make stops at a coffee shop, a gym, a fried chicken place, a doughnut place (I know, the irony), a clinic office, and a pharmacy, and every single one...
This just in from the “Students… Aren’t They Adorable?” Department.http://bit.ly/1T1SG4I