Presidential Candidates: Ditch Your Church.

U. S. presidential politics seems to be much about religion.  It suffers from the Tragedy of the Commons. The Tragedy of the Commons is an old method in economics of explaining the role of markets to decide who gets what. In the old British Isles, the original settlement pattern was a village surrounded by fields.…
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Retail Market, Weak. Wholesale Market, Worse.

“I asked my professors, ‘Why do we study and write about abstract theology?’  They answered we do it because it influences Ph. D. students. They become professors in seminaries .  Eventually, people in the pews absorb a little of it.” This is paraphrased from an article in the current Princeton Theological Review by Professor Philip Clayton.  The article, “Theology and…
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“What Has Changed Everything?”

“The Internet has given atheists, agnostics, skeptics, the people who like to destroy everything you and I believe, the almost equal access to your kids as your youth pastor and you have…whether you like it or not.” These are the words of Josh McDowell of the Campus Crusade for Christ.  He goes on to say youth are…
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Madalyn Murray O’Hair, The “Get Outa My Face” Atheist.

I stumbled on a Catholic-site blog today that said, “The two worst people to ever happen to the United States are Madalyn O’Hair and Barack Obama.”  Another site said,  “It is not true Madalyn O’Hair is busy these days trying to take Christian radio stations off the air.  She died years ago.” Madalyn Murray O’Hair was murdered…
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The Bible’s No Different

Mostly, preachers preach what folks in the pews want to hear.  In that way, those in the pews write the sermons. Could it be the Bible is simply an accumulation of the most popular stuff people back then wrote, and not from God or from a collusion of kings and clergy?  There is a small army of people…
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