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What Does Religion Actually Say About The Afterlife

So much of Christian street talk is about going to heaven or hell.  I’ve been reminded I am going to hell over 30 times for writing this blog. I came across a nice summary of views about heaven and hell. One thing we can say for certain is that no one has ever been to heaven or hell and…
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The Strategic Shift To “Me” In The New Testament

Sometimes older books bring a refreshing perspective. One is Primitive Christianity in its Contemporary Setting (1956) by the German scholar, Rudolf Bultmann. When he looked at the Old Testament, he saw stories about a nation, not the individual, whose religion was about some coming big event. A leader would arrive who would restore the Jews in their proper status of an…
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Religion And The North Dakota Oil Pipeline

Some protestors say it’s about the environment and energy conservation. To the Native people and at least some other groups it is about their religion. In this morning’s paper was a long story about the U. S. Corp of Engineers refusal to grant permission to cross a river over which it has jurisdiction. The story quoted several…
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Conservative Christianity Continues To Torment Gay People

There is a gay columnist on the conservative site, Christian Post. He shares his inner mind with readers about the sin of homosexuality and his life as a gay man. I think it is a shame he has become convinced he must not have the gay life his sexual orientation calls him toward. In this link he shares his hair-splitting commentary…
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How To Win The War On Christmas

The war against the War on Christmas seems lost. I think that is because it has been misdirected. Nativity scenes are no longer on public property any place that I look. I hear lots of  Christmas music in stores. Supposedly, that is to play a psychological game with our brains and persuade us to spend more.…
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