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Racial, Ethnic And Religious Diversity

As the U. S. has become more diverse racially and culturally, affiliation with it traditional branches of faith has weakened. These variables are complicated and the link is not crystal clear, but the changes are moving in the same direction. When we look across the diversity we see in society we see mixed racial marriages…
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walkingcross

Evangelicals Have Traded Away Everything For An Anti Abortion Lottery Ticket

It is hard to see clearly why many evangelicals support Donald Trump until one reviews their disappointment about abortion. Support for Trump is about abortion, period. For over 40 years they have tried to persuade voters to make abortion illegal. There have been statewide votes and elections of their kind to Congress. They have failed…
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Michele Bachmann, “Foreign Policy Expert”

Once in a while one gets a peek at the true thinking of groups, even if they try to hide it. That was the case this last week when politician Michele Bachmann claimed she is advising Donald Trump on “foreign policy”. I can see Bachmann being of some value to a Republican Presidential Candidate as…
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lawsandjustice

Making Up Laws Based On Religion

Today there is a segment of the population that wants their own religion to be their law. Their religion might not be anyone else’s religion, but if it is theirs’ they feel they should not have to abide by legal standards everyone else is subjected to. Religion has become an individual thing. If ever we…
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Guiding Moral Principles Are Coming From Politics, Not Religion

I came across a fascinating discussion of the interplay between politics and religion. One part of it suggests we are identifying less by our religious affiliation and more with our political affiliation. It makes a lot of sense. The traditional way of thinking goes like this. Let’s say I am a “Bible-believing Christian.” That makes…
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