Tag Archives: Religious Fanaticism

Steve Russell : Hiding Behind a Girl

We are all Malala. Photo from Reuters.I am Malala: Hiding behind a girl By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | January 10, 2013 It is we sinful women who come out raising the banner of truthup against barricades of … finish reading Steve Russell : Hiding Behind a Girl

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Pollyanna : Bad News for the Devil

Cartoon by Matt Kleinman / The Rag Blog.Bad news for the Devil:Yoga is HinduBy Pollyanna / The Rag Blog / November 29, 2010 The Hindu American Foundation has launched a campaign, “Take Back Yoga,” to educate Westerners about the religious … finish reading Pollyanna : Bad News for the Devil

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Conspiracy Theories : Exhaust Fumes from the Angry

Photo montage by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.Conspiracies:Exhaust fumes from the angry What better way to divert attention from the catastrophic eight years of the Bush-Cheney administration than to fan the flames of discontent with renewed conspiracy theories and … finish reading Conspiracy Theories : Exhaust Fumes from the Angry

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Sweet Jesus! : Pat Robertson says Haiti Made Deal With the Devil

Pat Robertson cites deal with the devilas reason for Haiti quake By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / January 14, 2010 Former United States Presidential candidate and Conservative right wing televangelist Pat Robertson is clearly going further off his … finish reading Sweet Jesus! : Pat Robertson says Haiti Made Deal With the Devil

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Dark Ages Redux : Trickle Down Feudalism

Doge Enrico Dandolo preaching the Crusade. Gustave Doré (1832-1883) / Wikimedia Commons.The reincarnation of the Dark Ages:White evangelicals are the new Crusaders In place of mote-defended castles surrounded by thatched-roof shanties will be ‘gated communities’ (sporting high-tech surveillance to keep … finish reading Dark Ages Redux : Trickle Down Feudalism

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Rebecca Solnit : Reflections on Fanaticism

John Brown depicted in detail from a mural by John Steuart Curray titled “Tragic Prelude,” in the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka.Today’s fanatic, tomorrow’s saint It’s popular to think that the world gets changed by nice people, but the lives … finish reading Rebecca Solnit : Reflections on Fanaticism

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Amazing Grace in North Carolina : Halloween Bible-Burning Bash

Graphic composite by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.It’s a Halloween bible roast!Burning ‘perversions of God’s Word’ By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / October 19, 2009 The Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina, has big plans … finish reading Amazing Grace in North Carolina : Halloween Bible-Burning Bash

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Gog, Magog and the Burning Bush!

The REAL force behind the Iraq War? Gog the demon as envisioned by Marvel Comics.A French Revelation, or The Burning Bush Now-departed President Bush is a religious crackpot, an ex-drunk of small intellect who ‘got saved.’ He never should have … finish reading Gog, Magog and the Burning Bush!

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The Foundation of the US: God and Guns?

I didn’t exactly come away from my studies of early American history believing that God and guns were founding principles. It’s a fair perversion of those principles that this fellow exhibits. And I’d bet he has thousands (or millions?) who … finish reading The Foundation of the US: God and Guns?

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Murders in the ‘Cathedral’

The US flag flies at half staff outside the US Holocaust Museum, a day after a security guard was killed. Photo from AFP.Murders in the ‘Cathedral’ It is clear that we need to strengthen that twinge of horror at ‘religious … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Murders in the ‘Cathedral’

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Murder is Murder and Abortion is Not

A sign commemorating George Tiller at a candlelight vigil in Wichita, Kansas, where Dr Tiller was murdered on Sunday. Photo by Joe Stumpe / AFP/Getty. I recognize that some other religious traditions do claim it is murder, but I both … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Murder is Murder and Abortion is Not

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Eschenbach: On Letting Go of Religion, Part II

The Case for Intolerance of Religion, Part IIBy Sid Eschenbach / The Rag Blog / December 5, 2008 The Ecumenical Experiment Our tolerance of religion simply prolongs the agony of an ethical system in crisis and conflict. “Ecumenicalism”, the noted … finish reading Eschenbach: On Letting Go of Religion, Part II

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