Religious Right’s Impossible Conditions

The strategy of the religious right to stop repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is a familar one.  What they said, and are still saying, is that it is risky to change a personnel policy like DADT in the middle of two wars.  “Lives will be lost,” they are saying. It would be more honest of…
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Altogether Now: “Thank You Pagans”

I don’t claim to know much about the Pagan faith.  I just remember it being referred to as a force of evil during my years of going to church.   I’ve never understood just why. Perhaps it is because it was a competitor of Christianity way back when and is still seen that was by some today. The other impression I…
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Can Atheists Go To Heaven?

The authors of the book, American Grace, How Religion Unites and Divides Us, found that a large majority of Christians and a small majority of evangelical Christians believe that some people of other faiths can go to heaven. The seeds of the idea that Christians might believe atheists could enter heaven were there. This is because the acceptance of nonChristians was…
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Being Anti Gay Has Been A Cash Cow

Today, the U. S. House of Representatives passed the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” practice that discriminates against gays in the military.   The opportunity for those who do not want to share the rights of all other Americans with their gay relatives and neighbors must be slowly coming to a close.   On one of the…
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Who’s Winning The War On Christmas?

When one looks back on the origins of both the “War on Christmas” and Christmas itself, it can only bring a smile.  Both have origins that should be embarassing to true believers. I can recall that during my childhood, many decades ago, the term “Xmas” was used.  I read recently that the X is an ancient symbol for Christ. …
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