Post Hurricane Analysis: Why Is God Mad?

Republican Presidential Candidate, Michelle Bachmann, is discussed endlessly in blogosphere these days because of something she said in a speech.  She said God sent Hurricane Irene as a message. She referred to something about government spending right after that–so maybe she thinks God is mad about that. Many people think God is really mad about gay marriage and abortion.  Hurricanes could be eliminated,…
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9/11 And U. S. Exceptionalism

The fight to put up a debris Christian cross at the site is part of a larger problem.  It’s not only that atheists, Hindus, Buddists, Muslims and people of other faiths were among the dead, it’s  the idea 9/11-like events happen in other countries and we should be spared.  That’s because we are “exceptional”. In my view, exceptionalism starts, at least in…
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A New Religion Meeting In Christian Churches

Albert Molher, Jr., President of Southern Baptist Seminary, is as much insider and establishment as one can find in his branch of Christianity.  In an article appearing on ChristianPost.com you can read the most revealing view on religious changes afoot one can find anywhere. Mohler sited the Dutch protestant pastor I discussed here a few…
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Is Life After Death A New Idea, Or, An Old One?

What’s old is new again.  This is the theme of an article written by Peter Berger in The American Interest.  The article’s title is,  “Immortality and Hay Fever.” He writes his life will live on through memories, things he has written, DNA and his hay fever. There will be no afterlife. But, Berger’s interest is really in plotting the belief, or nonbelief, in life…
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How To Hang On To Your Faith

All of us know people who once were part of the faith but who lost it.  Also, we know people who moved the other direction, were secular but found the faith and are happy about it. If you are a religious person and want to stay that way, or, are a parent or grandparent and want…
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