Secular Trends Are Seldom Covered In The Press

There is evidence the U. S., in spite of Trump’s victory, is moving in a secular direction. The press almost never covers secular trends. It picks up bits of information and implies evangelicals have moved into the drivers seat. Pew research recently published results of what it calls “Thermometer Ratings.” These ask respondents to rate…
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The Religious Right Has Been Gullible For Fake News

A Baptist journalist has written about his career dealing with fake news swallowed by people in his faith. While liberal people also glop onto false information, the link author was mostly concerned about his own people, believers. The author has been a professional journalist for Baptist outlets for some decades. He tells of being bombarded…
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Trump Is Scaring People Away From Church

I wrote a while back that the Catholic Church and some Pentecostal groups will be hurt by President Trump’s effort to discriminate against people of certain races. Now it is actually happening. Pastors of some Hispanic churches report attendance is down and they know why. It is because members without proper immigration papers assume Feds…
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People Who Don’t Go To Church Elected Trump

Pundits still discuss the election of Donald Trump. The link is long but will worth the time for those, like me, interested in the socio-economic variables affecting religion and politics. Of course, a wide variety of people voted for Trump. The electoral college balance was tipped by the rural Midwest. Rural and small town white…
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Heroin Does Not Harm The User Nor Cause Hepatitis

I find reading sites about drug use an endless source of myth destruction. There have always been professionals in the field who knew the truth: the war on drugs has been and continues to be based on misinformation, religion and folly. Religion enters in the 12 Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous. It’s called a “higher…
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