“Alarming” Is The Word Used For Falling “Born Again” Numbers

Even though I grew up in the midst of a “born again” religion, I never really understood it. Now, a religious polling company says the percentage of born again Christians is falling and those who remain have little interest in keeping it alive. Several pastors who commented on the polling numbers said parents are just…
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Theology Never Mattered, Trump’s Election Is Evidence

It was a pleasure to read in the New York Time something I have written about here often. It is that the group or cause called “evangelism” is about social identity. It has little or nothing to do with theology. What is generically called the “evangelical” branch of the faith is varied. One way for…
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A Creed For The Secular Community

Here is a sign you can buy and put up in your front yard. There are many of them in Berkeley, CA, and they are available on the net. The sign says: In this house, we believe: Black lives matter, Women’s Rights are human rights, no human is illegal, science is real, Love is Love…
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Growing Occult And New Age Religion In Iran

We in the West have a hard time understanding Islamic societies. At least I do. A new book goes into much detail about the growth of occult and new age in Iran. At the very least it challenges our stereotypical take on Islam. We have to first remember Iranians are not Arabs. They came into…
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Wars Among Muslims Sound Like Arguments Among Christians

Recently, there was a horrific attack on a Middle East Mosque. It was part of a war within Islam. The sect attacked, Sufi, is found in both the Sunni and Shi’a branches. From what I read, the Sufi are like Christian Pentecostals. They stress some kind of a personal encounter with their god that puts…
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