Tag Archives: Christianity

Lamar W. Hankins :
How Christians misunderstand atheists

I have never met an atheist who did not accept the scientific method, which explains why the god hypothesis fails for these people. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 14, 2016 Journalist and author Christopher Hitchens … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
How Christians misunderstand atheists

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Lamar W. Hankins :
The dishonesty of Clemson and its football coach

Not only does coach Dabo Swinney use his personal Christian beliefs to recruit, he also uses religion to manipulate, control, and motivate his players. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | May 4, 2014 For the last half-century, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
The dishonesty of Clemson and its football coach

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Paul Buhle :
Reza Aslan’s ‘Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth’

Whose Radical Jesus? ‘Zealot’ is the story of a literary success. By Paul Buhle | Truthout | February 6, 2014 [Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan (2013: Random House); Hardcover; 336 pp; $27.] A … finish reading Paul Buhle :
Reza Aslan’s ‘Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth’

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Failure of Religion-Based Public Grief

On Sunday night, December 16, President Obama spoke at a vigil for those who died at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Image from The Washington Post.The failure of religion-based public grief My dissonance came from the very words … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Failure of Religion-Based Public Grief

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Gospel Truth

West Virginia Pentecostal preacher Mark Randall “Mack” Wolford died from a snake bite he received handling snakes in church. Image from Eternal Life Blog.The Gospel truth:Fatal misunderstanding of the Bible ‘And these signs will follow those who believe: in My … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Gospel Truth

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Jim Rigby : The Flag by the Pulpit

Image from encountering love.The flag by the pulpit What does it mean when we tell preachers not to be political, but place a flag by the pulpit as though the flag were not itself a political statement? By Jim Rigby … finish reading Jim Rigby : The Flag by the Pulpit

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Jim Rigby : Christmas Cancelled as Security Measure!

Three wise men arrested for illegal possession of “frankincense” and “myrrh.” Art from Dare to Create.Christmas is no time totalk about war and peace When the angels sang, ‘peace on earth good will to all,’ they were expressing the song … finish reading Jim Rigby : Christmas Cancelled as Security Measure!

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Gospel According to Tebow

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow shown “Tebowing.” Whose side is God on?The Gospel according to Tebow By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | December 18, 2011 I don’t normally write about an individual’s religious beliefs unless that person … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Gospel According to Tebow

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Jim Rigby : Scriptures You Won’t Hear at Perry’s Prayer Event

The parable of the Good Samaritan was a lesson in humility. Image from Sarcastic Lutheran.Five scriptures you won’t hearat Rick Perry’s prayer event If the governor wants to call us to repentance it should begin with our real sins against … finish reading Jim Rigby : Scriptures You Won’t Hear at Perry’s Prayer Event

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Glenn Beck : Testing the Waters?

Glenn Beck and friend. Photo by Alex Brandon / AP.Testing the waters?Glenn Beck could happen here Beck…ignores the reality that our essential legal structures are Greco-Roman and Hodenosaunee (Iroquois) in origin, NOT Judaeo-Christian. Five of the first six presidents of … finish reading Glenn Beck : Testing the Waters?

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Jim Rigby : Towards a Radical Christianity

Jesus drives the money changers from the Temple. Image from ETC / University of South Florida.A Radical Christianity? I would say any Christian who leaves the fate of the poor to market forces has renounced Christ in every meaningful sense. … finish reading Jim Rigby : Towards a Radical Christianity

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Leonardo Boff : Easter for the Crucified Earth

“The Crucified Land,” 1939, oil on canvas by Alexandre Hogue.Our devastated common dwelling:Easter for the crucified Earth By Leonardo Boff / The Rag Blog / April 3, 2010 Easter is a celebration shared by Jews and Christians, and is a … finish reading Leonardo Boff : Easter for the Crucified Earth

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