The Founding Fathers And A “Christian Nation”

Apologies to our readers in other countries.  Most days someone somewhere in the U. S. writes something like, “We know our founding fathers meant for the U.S.  to be a Chrisitan nation because Senator X wrote his granddaughter, ‘Say your prayers before bed.’” But finding a thread of actual events indicating the founders wanted the U. S. to be…
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Barna Group Polls Religious Voters

Changes in voter attitutdes by religious affiliation is especially facinating. A couple of things the Barna group found were expected.  One was the continued acceptance of gay marriage by religous voters.  The rate overall of acceptance continues in increase at the rate of two percent per year. The other was the general increase in interest in homeland security, poverty and…
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Religion And The Federal Government Shutdown

 Without religion and morals being inserted into the fray, the budget would be settled by now. While the two sides are very close to agreement on the money issues, they are not on moral issues.  There are three, the Planned Parenthood and big censored “A” word, NPR and the Environmental Protection Agency.  These three cost pennies to…
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Arkansas Comes Back From The Dark Side

There are a host of mean laws passed by state legistlatures every year.  So far as I can tell, everyone of them has as a foundation some group’s religious views.  The worst of them are overturned as unconstitutional. One that was overturned today in Arkansas is a law that still is on the books in Florida and Mississippi. …
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It’s “Possible” There Is A God? Don’t Try This In Court

Apologists for Christianity pull an intellectual trick nearly all the time.  It has to do with the evidence,or lack thereof, of a god. In the academic world, and in that of debate, the burden of evidence is on the person asserting a truth.  Say, for example, a reseacher makes the statement, “Cancer is caused by walking too much.” The burden…
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