It’s time to step out of the shallow end of the religion pool

On mental constructs:  Old Wrathful pictured above typifies the predominant religious mental construct of the masculine god of patriarchal order. The Pieta on the right suggests to me a more accurate and beautiful rendition of the Divine. That which gives right-wing social conservatives the fuel for self-righteous anger is an unconscious assumption that they are …

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Christian and Biblical Law, the “Sharia” of the United States

God-talking professionals have a stake in right wing political correctness. It is principally for that reason that they look the other way when the Christian version of Sharia Law rears its ugly head into our politics. Government based on Religion Women with less rights than men Gays persecuted, and physically attacked Science rejected religious doctrine …

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You and me Jesus … right Jesus? What the promisers cannot deliver without divine cooperation … 

Pay Up "We preach tithing to the poor people of the world because the poor people of the world have had cycles of poverty, generation after generation," he said. "That same poverty continues from one generation to another, until people pay their tithing." Mormon take on solving poverty Thoughts about Isaiah Chapter 61 "The Spirit of …

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T’was the Sunday Before Christmas when all thru the American House

To those who insist that America is - regardless of its cultural diversity - a "Christian Nation," those core values must then logically be directly connected to Christ's teachings. In previous articles I have contrasted the fundamentals of those teachings with the sort of theological rationale we have heard from the self-appointed movers and shakers …

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Organized Religion Anti-Virus

    It may be that we all have an unfinished wrestling match with Grandpa Church. It may be that although we have broken Grandpa's unfair choke hold and have managed to stagger to our feet as well as more or less keep away from those grasping arms, we nevertheless remain engaged and unable to leave the mat. We …

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Recommended reading: I’m done …

  I’m Done: Why I’m Completely Walking Away From Church, Ministry, And Most Everything “Christian” - Chris Kratzer Something is wrong with me, I’m sure. All the accountability partners, prayer warriors and small-group interventions have somehow fallen flat. Years of Sunday school teachers, youth leaders, pastors, and mentors hoping I’ll get serious enough to get my …

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American Christianity is in decline—not because of a “war on faith” but because of a host of demographic and social trends. The gays and liberals are just scapegoats.

The Religious Right Is Right to Be Scared: Christianity Is Dying in America Hard but true. "Why has this bizarre myth that Christianity is under assault in the most religious developed country on Earth been so successful? Because, in a way, it’s true. American Christianity is in decline—not because of a “war on faith” but …

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