Memorial Day And Atheists In The Foxholes

I’ve always admired the veteran organizations who organize Memorial Day events and the people who came out to watch.  To give up their time on the first holiday of the summer is  admirable. I have not made it to this event for a few years and wonder if it has changed any with the  new generations of war veterans. …
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Local Presbytaries Can Keep The Caste System, Shun The Untouchables.

Our newspaper, the Fargo Forum, published a letter today from a local Presbyterian pastor.  I read his letter as a chilling endorsement of Christian right’s version of the caste system. Those who oppose ordaining gays, such as he himself and the majority of Presbyterian churches in this area, he wrote, come from a “…broad spectrum of theological and political beliefs within…
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Marry Billy Graham And Martin Luther King

I was impressed with an article  on HuffingtonPost.com today. It is called, “Evangelical Social Gospel” by Tim Suttle. Suttle says the Christian message is divided into the personal gospel and the social gospel.  Billy Graham has personified the personal gospel.  That is where one worries about sin, accepts Jesus as God and goes to heaven.  This approach is mostly about…
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Politics, Religion And The “Truth”.

Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty focused on telling the “truth” during his recent annoucement.  Certainly, that is a noble thought. Good for him if he actually does this. This word, “truth”, must be an appealing one just now because a religious columnist immediately latched on to it.  We need “truth” in religion as well, he wrote,…
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Welcome To The Sin Leader Board: Transgender

The other day, the President of Focus on the Family admitted that his ilk is losing the the battle against gay marriage.  Homosexuality is losing its appeal as a sin to bash.   Many of the sins that were important in my childhood, working on Sunday, alcohol and dancing are seldom considered sins today. Albert Molher, Jr., President…
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