Religion And The Sports Metaphor

Sometimes when we are having our lively debates here on this site, I’m reminded of a Sports Illustrated article I read several years ago. A sports writer was asking a veteren baseball pitcher about competing when near the end of his career.  The writer asked, “Tell me about your state of mind when that powerful rookie hitter Smith comes…
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Should The Military Provide Atheist Chaplains?

A formal request has been made by some atheists in the military for atheist chaplains.  That is an interesting request with far-reaching consequences. A couple of Chaplains have commented about the request. One, an evangelical, said the military Chaplain is for religious purposes and no other.  Military personnel who are not believers should get their counciling…
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“Don’t Say Gay,” Senate Bill 49

Here is one of the meanest anti-gay efforts to come along in a while.  This is a bill in the State Senate of Tennesse sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville.  If passed it would prohibit teachers from discussing sexual orientation, except heterosexual orientation, prior to the ninth grade.   Senator Campfield thinks there is an “agenda” to…
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The New 51% Rule

The 51 percent I am referring to is not the same as “majority rules”.  This one refers to the afterlife. According to an article I read in ChristianPost.com today, 51 percent of the people in the world believe in life after death.  To me, this is an amazing statistic, not because it is so large,…
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I’m Still Looking

With apologies to our international readers, I’m revisiting my hang up with a particular part of U. S. history.  It’s the part where many Christian apologists say the founding fathers meant for the U. S. to be a “Christian nation.” When I’ve raised this issue before, that there is not evidence of the founding fathers putting into the record intentions…
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