Stripes Do Change

In what we would call recent history, there was the time of slavery.  There were Christians at the time who said their faith endorsed the practice.  This is the truth, they said.  The truth will never change. After slavery came segregation. The theological truth is that the races should not mix, they said.  The truth…
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Gay Students At Evangelical Universities

There was an article published recently by a writer who toured Evangelical Universities to find out if there are gay students there and what is happening around them.  He got an earfull. There are out gay students at all of them.  They are trying to gain recognition as student groups and offering support to any who might need…
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Christian Nationalism And Judge Roy Moore

That there is no boundary between the Christian religion and our national government is an ongoing theme among a significant number of people in the U. S.  The same folks who seem to frown on Muslim governments smile at the prospect of a Christian one. A couple of day ago Roy Moore formed the requisite…
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Black Atheists: Civil Rights Was More Than Black Churches

The last issue of American Atheists featured several articles written by black people who looked into a world unseen by most of us.  It is the world of the American black citizen who is an atheist. I had not thought about how religion tends to define the civil rights movement.  Its gigantic figure, Martin Luther King, was a minister. …
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New Best Friends? New Atheists And New Christians!

Last week there was another block-buster article about the schism over hell within the Christian community.  This one was in Time magazine.  It referred to a “massive shift in what it means to be a Christian.”  The topic is the new attitude toward hell discussed in Rob Bell’s new book and in the movement called…
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