Do You Have Secular Or Religious Holiday Decorations

Sometimes polling companies find ways to ask questions that put pins in balloons. The Pew company has been asking people about their Christmas displays, religious or not. These responses give us another angle from which to view religion. Instead of asking people a question like, “Do you believe in God?” they ask about actual observance…
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Fewer American Christians Believe Jesus Was Born Of A Virgin

The Christian faith holds many fantasy beliefs that defy reality. It has people long dead and buried walking out of graves, walking on water and, at Christmastime, a baby whose mother was a virgin. These myths are slowly slipping off the list of believable notions. One is the “virgin birth.” A new poll tells us…
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The Religious Left Will Prevail

I’ve said here for years the only part of Christianity that will survive over time is the religious left. That is the branch that take little to none of the Bible literally but believes there are general tenets in the faith that are helpful to some people. It is just a little short of agnosticism.…
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Firing Franklin Graham

A large school district in Canada has severed ties with Franklin Graham’s Samaritan Purse church organization. It did so because of Graham’s anti gay bigotry. Singling out disliked groups and using religion as a reason for hating them is as old as religion. The Old Testament is full of this. Using religion to justify slavery…
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This Holiday, Give Money To Keep Pregnant Women Out Of Jail

I just sent my annual gift to a little known organization fighting a little known cause. The organization is National Advocates for Pregnant Women. Few understand when government declares that one fertilized egg is a human being that one cell will be entitled to¬† law enforcement protection. There are groups, however, who understand that perfectly…
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