Gay Folks, Pray It Away

That’s the peculiar logic of people like Allan Chambers from the group Exodus International.  This is a group that claims to “cure” people of their gayness. Chambers, on his blog, says it’s all about adopting a new identity for yourself.  That is, you tell yourself you are not gay, tell others you are not gay, will yourself…
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Jesus And The Political Moral High Ground

It seems like there are a lot of moral high grounds in American politics.  Everyone thinks their views hold that position. When it comes to religious groups, there are quite a few who make this claim.   Just to name a few conservative ones, it is anti abortion, save Israel, anti gay marriage, capitalism, prayer in schools and…
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A Heavyweight Fight: Sin Vs. Hell

A commenter in another newspaper said about my blogs, “If you would just stop bringing up these controversies, we would all get along fine.”  The fights seems to be there with or without me. One of the fights that I’m following was written up on the ChristianPost.com site today. http://www.christianpost.com/news/hells-bell-49331/ The author says the big battle among…
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Are We Sure About This?

I’ve been trying to learn more about the origins of the Old Testiment writings.  The more I learn, the more I wonder why people pour over the Bible and lean on its every word. While certainly I don’t claim to be an expert in this, what we know about the Hebrew writing that ended up in the Bible…
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“Atheists, You Should Be Ashamed Of Your Worthless, Unhappy Lives.”

The statement above was not made by a Christian, but by an atheist.  It is parody.  It is the title of a thread on a site where atheists impersonate fundamentalist Christians.  Actually, I paraphrased the title a bit to disguise the site.  But, it reflects comments I read regularly, not only on Christian sites, but in response to my…
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