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Christian Fundamentalism Helped Empower the Top 1% to Exploit the 99%

Whited Sepulchers

Deference to religion masquerading as politics must end.

By Frank Schaeffer

As the Occupy Wall street movement spreads across the country and the world, we must bring attention to the enablers of the top 1 percent exploiting the 99. Fundamentalist religion made this exploitation possible.

Evangelical fundamentalism helped empower the top 1 percent. Note I didn't say religion per se, but religious fundamentalism.


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The Evils of Religion

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"This cult has to be the most evil organisation I've ever encountered - children are exposed to graphic images of a near-naked man being tortured, and told that eating his flesh and drinking his blood are some kind of passport to paradise," says a shocked Chris Rooty, an undercover reporter who spent six months infiltrating a sinister religious movement which has been insinuating itself into every aspect of British life, including schools, social clubs and even the armed forces, in its relentless quest for converts.


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Christian Rock Ponzi scheme

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Woman pleads guilty in Christian rock Ponzi scheme

A Downey woman pleaded guilty Monday to a federal wire fraud charge and scheming to collect $1 million from victims who believed their money was going toward real estate investments and Christian rock concerts.


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Capitalism and Christianity in British society

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CAPITALISM AND CHRISTIANITY IN BRITAIN IN THE 20Th CENTURY

By Michael Skywood Clifford

A reporter once asked Mahatma Ghandi what he thought of civilisation in the west. "I think it would be a good idea," he said. The same answer might apply to the question, "What do you think of Christianity in the West?"


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Are Evangelical Christians Warmongers?

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By Chuck Baldwin

I’ve been an evangelical Christian since I was a child. I’ve been in the Gospel ministry all of my adult life. I attended two evangelical Christian colleges, received honorary degrees from two others, and taught and preached in several others. I’ve attended many of the largest evangelical pastors’ gatherings and have been privileged to speak at Christian gatherings–large and small–all over America. I have been part of the inner workings of evangelical ministry for nearly 40 years. I think I learned a thing or two about evangelical/fundamentalist Christianity in America. And I’m here to tell you: I don’t like what I see happening these days!


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Has American-Style Conservatism Become a Religion?

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Fundamentalist religion plays a big role in today's Republican party--but has it gone even further, spreading dangerous beliefs as articles of faith?

By Joshua Holland

As the American right lurches from traditional conservatism – a go-slow approach to governing that stresses the importance of continuity and social stability – to a far more reactionary brand typified by acolytes of Ayn Rand and Tea Party extremists waving misspelled signs decrying Democrats' "socialism," the time has come to ask whether modern “backlash” conservatism has become a religious faith rather than a pedestrian political ideology.


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God's Own Whore and Hypocritter

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Sarah Palin had sex with ex-NBA star Glen Rice, snorted cocaine and cheated on husband, book claims

(No one as illiterate and ignorant as Palin, got to where she is except on her back , on her knees, probably on all fours)

BY Larry Mcshane

Sarah Palin hunted more than moose in Alaska: A new book claims she and hoops star Glen Rice had a bizarre NRA-meets-NBA one-night stand.


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The Anti-Science Creationist Movement Is So Dangerous

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By Adam Lee

They want to wipe out all the findings of hundreds of years of scientific investigation and have taken to schools, the courts and political leaders to get things done.

A few weeks ago, Jon Huntsman torpedoed his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination by making the following announcement: "To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy."


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Torture at Chain of Moron(i) Children's Homes - The Church of Mitsy Romney and Glenn Speck

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By JONNY BONNER

Hundreds of parents claim a group of boarding schools tortured their children: locked them in dog cages, forced them to lie in feces and eat vomit, masturbated them and denied the troubled teens any religion "except for the Mormon faith."

(This proves, without a doubt, that Mormonism IS a Christian religion! Child abuse, child rape, torture, degradation-- All Christian attributes)


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The Shocking Stories of How Christian Homes Treat Troubled Teens

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Cut-off from parents and the outside of world, troubled teens are forced to endure the physical and psychological abuse of these Christian teen homes.

By Kathryn Joyce

ONE DAY LAST NOVEMBER, a group of teenage girls dressed in long khaki skirts and modest blouses stepped onto the stage at an Independent Fundamental Baptist church in Maryland where Jeannie Marie (a military spouse who asked that her last name not be used) attended services with her family. The young women, visitors from a Missouri girls' home called New Beginnings Ministries, sang old-time hymns, recited Scripture, and gave tearful testimonies about their journeys out of lives of sin. Headmaster Bill McNamara spoke, too, depicting the home as a place where girls could get on track academically, restore broken relationships, and learn to walk with God.


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Church closes food bank because it attracts poor people

Whited Sepulchers

A busy church food bank, known for offering warm drinks and snacks to its regulars, has announced it’s closing because it is attracting too many poor people.

(Webmaster's Commentary:
"And the whole idea of handing out free goodies was to entice the little kiddies up to the choir loft! Instead, we got all these hungry grown-ups. Talk about a marketing fail!" -- Father O'Flaccid)


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Puritan Pundits Should Chill Out

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Here Are 5 Reasons I'm Happy I've Had Lots of Casual Sex

Things don't have to be permanent to be valuable. A fleeting moment can have as much value as a stone monument.

By Greta Christina

The phenomenon of women who have sex for its own sake seems to baffle many people. It's widely believed that women have sex for love, commitment, poor self-control, to manipulate men, to please men, to make babies, to sooth their low self-esteem, and just about any reason at all other than their own pleasure. (While men, of course, are rutting horndogs who just want to stick it in the nearest wet hole available.)


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How Bout a Rick Perry/Ted Haggard Ticket?

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Texas Governor's Gay Sex Scandal Covered in Austin paper, the First Non-Internet Media Outlet to Report On It.

(Note this article was written circa 2004-2005)

By Jackson Thoreau

Under the appropriate heading of "Naked City," the weekly Austin Chronicle became the first media source beyond Internet blogs and ezines to report on the alleged sex scandal involving Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry.


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Another Homophobic Queer RepubliCON Exposes Himself

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Anti-gay Indiana state rep solicited 18-year-old boy on Craigslist

By Kase Wickman

Indiana state Rep. Phillip Hinkle (R) is embroiled in controversy after The Indianapolis Star discovered emails appearing to solicit the paid company of a young man, sent from Hinkle's publicly listed email address.

(Another self-righteous hypocrite that presumes to tell you and me how to live, but he lives life in hypocrisy. Hinkie is a Christian, anti-gay crusader, and holier than thou whited sepulchre... His kind of Christianity is the main reason I will never be a christian)


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The Texas Twit: Rick Perry’s Response

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by Propagandee

Last August, we had to endure wanna be cult leader Glenn Beck‘s “Restore Honor” rally on the anniversary and locale of Dr. Martin Luther King’s iconic I Have A Dream speech. Billed as a non-political event with the message that America “has wandered in darkness”, the bullet proof vest wearing Beck told his television audience the following week that “many, many miracles” had occurred, including a seasonal flyover of geese. “I think it was God’s flyover.”


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Five Scriptures You Won’t Hear at Rick Perry’s Prayer Event

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by Jim Rigby

As a native Texan, I’m used to crazy religion and crazy politics. So, the announcement of Gov. Rick Perry’s plans for “The Response,” a prayer event scheduled for Aug. 6 at Houston’s Reliant Stadium, was not a surprise.


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God, Palin and Politics

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Pentecostalism, a non-rational form of Christianity whose adherents believe they speak directly to God and favor apocalyptic prophecies, is adding to the polarization of American politics behind the movement’s champion, Sarah Palin. Rev. Howard Bess explains the emergence of this distinctive brand of Christianity.

By the Rev. Howard Bess


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Jihad Against Islam - The Anti-Muslim Inner Circle

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By Robert Steinback

Activists attacking Muslims and Islam are springing up around the country. But there's a core group of 10 hard-liners.

Rarely has the United States seen a more reckless and bare-knuckled campaign to vilify a distinct class of people and compromise their fundamental civil and human rights than the recent rhetoric against Muslims.


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It's not Moslems we have to worry about! It's the Damned fundamentalist Christians

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Euro-Christian Fundamentalist Breivik confesses to Mass Murder

Norwegian terrorist suspect Anders Behring Breivik has made a confession to involvement in the armed attack on Utoeya Island that left 87 people dead, Oslo police say.


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Murdoch Threat To Expose Obama As 'Christ-Child' Ignites Western Fury

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By: Sorcha Faal

An amazing report circulating in the Kremlin today authored by the Federal Security Service (FSB) states that the ever-growing scandal in the United Kingdom related to the phone-hacking and police bribery claims being made against the global media empire of the man Time Magazine in 2007 called “The Last Tycoon” is, instead, due to the Australian-American billionaire Rupert Murdoch planning to publish a new book claiming that the American President, Barack Obama, is a “direct-line” descendent of Jesus Christ.


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5 Faulty Arguments Religious People Use Against Atheists

Whited Sepulchers

Religious nuts always throw up unprovable statements, many times illiterate statements in defense of their so-called religion.... But atheists can be guilty of the same infantile arguments

Both sides can use unsubtantiated self-serving faux arguments


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Republican Mecklenborg: A Family Values 'Spewing' Drunk, Adulterer, Liar, Whoremonger, and Hypocrite

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Married Ohio "family values" Republican Representative Robert Mecklenborg, one of the strongest advocates for the anti-abortion "heartbeat bill", gets busted for DUI while in his car with a stripper and with Viagra in his blood stream

With Video of the Arrest of the Drunk, with this Adulterer's date in the car.. and he lies to officer...


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Don't trust them Muammar

Whited Sepulchers

Rumours are flying around about NATO offering an under-the-table deal to Colonel Gaddafy to step down and receive a declaration of immunity in return. This brings two notions into play: first, NATO's word has as much credibility as a spiv in a shell-suit and secondly, have those behind this ill-conceived crusade finally seen the folly of their actions?


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Fundamentalist Religion Is Destroying the World

Whited Sepulchers

The deluded religious belief that any people or nation or church is a "chosen" people is the root of almost all our troubles.

By Frank Schaeffer

The earth bursts with life. Far right exclusionary religion bursts with death. If there is a creator of life He/She/It must hate fundamentalist religion.


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Texas King Ahab and the Priests of Baal Pray as the Pharisees, still no rain

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Why Is This Happening to Us and Can Jesus and Rick Perry Please Stop It?
by Abby Zimet

Nation, we are in crisis. Let us count the ways. Well, there are many. Lo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has decided to come to our aid with a national call to prayer - and possible presidential run - to ask "God’s forgiveness, wisdom and provision" - even though, it's true, that praying for the fires to stop didn't work so good. Many seriously creepy people are asking too. Mercy.

"There is hope for America. It lies in heaven, and we will find it on our knees."
(like David Vitter, Ted Haggard, Jimmy Swaggart, Mark Foley, Larry Craig, Ted Bundy, Mark Sanford, Matthew Glavin, Neal Horsley, Edward Schrock, Jim West, Timothy McVeigh, Sam Walls, Bob Livingston, Henry Hyde, Tom Ganley, David Berlin, John David R. Atchison, and the other prophets of Baal)


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Another *uckin* Republican WHORE MONGERING Hypocrite

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An Anti-Abortion Ohio Legislator's Embarrassing Night Out

by Connie Schultz

Last Tuesday, Ohio Rep. Robert Mecklenborg -- a self-described "Catholic boy from the west side of Cincinnati" -- stood on the House floor to champion the most radical anti-abortion legislation in the country.


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Stop the WELFARE to WELFARE QUEENS!

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Why Is Jerry Falwell's Evangelical University Getting Filthy Rich off Your Tax Money?

How taxpayers are funding the world's biggest Christian evangelical university.

By Bill Berkowitz


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A World Overwhelmed By Western Hypocrisy

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By Paul Craig Roberts

There is nothing left of the American character. Only a people who have lost their soul could tolerate the evil that emanates from Washington

Western institutions have become caricatures of hypocrisy.

The International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank are violating their charters in order to bail out French, German, and Dutch private banks. The IMF is only empowered to make balance of payments loans, but is lending to the Greek government for prohibited budgetary reasons in order that the Greek government can pay the banks.


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SexCult: Confederacy of Sexual Dunces

Whited Sepulchers

by Liz Langley

Political sex scandals seem to be a matter of course these days — is anybody surprised anymore when the news announces yet another politician has cheated on his spouse? This begs the question: Why did they even get married in the first place?

Say there is a job you’d really like to have, one that will get you money, recognition and even allow you to further your ideals — it’s something you were made for. You understand the people in charge of it and what they expect of you. One thing they expect is for you to be a zealous vegan.


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Perry's Prayer-Palooza

Whited Sepulchers

I'm fairly certain that God doesn't want anything to do with this goober's show.

by Jim Hightower

When Texas became a republic in 1836, its constitution banned "ministers of the gospel" from holding any political office.


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This Country is Going to Hell in a Handbasket! - PRAY!

Whited Sepulchers

The anti-Christian bias in our society has reached absurd proportions.

The US Government is merely a puppet for the atheist agenda.

Preachers are taken off the air for condemning their atheist motives.

Consider:


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Meet Satan Incarnate ; Hitler Reincarnated : What's REALLY Wrong in America Today

Whited Sepulchers

This article is a blast from the past... and its predictions now are fact, history, and misery.

When the Federal Republican Constitution of their country, which they have sworn to support, no longer has a substantial existence, and the whole nature of their government has been forcibly changed, without their consent, from a restricted federative republic, composed of sovereign states, to a consolidated central military despotism, in which every interest is disregarded but that of the army and the priesthood, both the eternal enemies of civil liberty, the everready minions of power, and the usual instruments of tyrants. (Texas Declaration of Independence)

Reverend James Dobson : A New Hitler For The Twenty-First Century

ADOLPH HITLER:: THE FACE OF HATE AND INTOLERANCE IN THE 1930s AND 1940s.

"The folkish-minded man, in particular, has the sacred duty, each in his own denomination, of making people stop just talking superficially of God's will, and actually fulfill God's will, and not let God's word be desecrated.


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My Fellow Republicans Have Trampled Our Principles

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by Nancy Argenziano

Make no mistake this is not about “liberals vs. conservatives,” or Republicans vs. Democrats, It’s about what is right, and what is wrong. The legislation and policies of Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leadership are wrong.


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Why Do Conservatives Presume That God Wants Them to Run for President? (He Probably Doesn't)

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By Bill Berkowitz

Many GOPers refer getting a "call" from God to run for President. Is it crass pandering to the religious right, or their massive egos?

GOPers Receiving "Call" from On High to Run for Presidency

Over the years, while many have heard and heeded "the call," few have emerged victorious, which means that either they didn't really get the call, or the caller was more trickster than heavenly messenger


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Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen in the World?

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By Katherine Smith, PhD

Disclaimer: The author believes we are living in a “Matrix.” The argument for the existence of an alternate reality is both a priori (“prior to”) and a posteriori (“posterior to”).


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Between conflict and reconciliation

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Muslim-Christian strife has no foundation in the Quran. Nader Habib reviews a timely book by Laila Takla

Each time I tried to start reviewing this book, there would be another act of sectarian violence that shattered the nation's equilibrium, and mine too. If anything, this goes to show the immense value of books such as Laila Takla's Christian-Islamic Heritage (Dar Al-Shorouk: 2010) when it comes to addressing relations between Egypt's Muslims and Christians.


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More Baptists, Rapists and Pedophiles - OOOPs I Repeat Myself

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Former York County pastor's arrest, travels spark nationwide sex-assault search

W.Va. investigators are looking into the past of the Rev. Matthew Jarrell to see if they can connect any unsolved crimes to him.

By TED CZECH


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Hypocrite of Day Award Goes to

Whited Sepulchers

by Don Monkerud

When it comes to hypocrisy, few can keep pace with Newt Gingrich, ace “fiscal conservative.” He maintains a $500,000 Tiffany account for his pompadour-styled third wife, whom he married after a secret six-year affair when he was married and she was a Congressional underling.


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High School Student Stands Up Against Prayer at Public School and Is Ostracized, Demeaned and Threatened

Whited Sepulchers

When a high school atheist tried to stop prayer at his graduation, he was harassed and kicked out of his house. But the atheist community stepped in.

By Greta Christina


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Religion May Cause Brain Atrophy

Whited Sepulchers

Leesha Mckenny

Faith can open your mind but it can also cause your brain to shrink at a different rate, research suggests.

Researchers at Duke University Medical Centre in the US claim to have discovered a correlation between religious practices and changes in the brains of older adults.


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I Was a Right-Wing Evangelical Pastor -- Until I Saw the Light

Whited Sepulchers

The fundamentalist political movement is the beginning of a cultural revolution that will take our nation to a very dark place.

By Jason Childs

I was a Liberty University-trained evangelical pastor. I was sure that I was right and that every other person not of my faith was going to burn in hell forever. I was taught that we as Christians should take this nation back, only to find out later that we never had it to begin with.


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OOOOPs.... Rapture Failed (Again) Christians Proven as Liars (Again)

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Don't get on buses, planes, cabs, subways, trains, that have Christian drivers or pilots

Harold Camping of Family Radio predicts that the rapture will take
place on May 21 2011

That means that believers will literally lift off from the earth and meet Jesus
in the air.



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Where Is REAL Christianity When We Need It Most?

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By Mark R. Crovelli

The Christian churches must do their best to stop Christians from killing and robbing other people. One shudders to think that the Christian Churches even need to be reminded of something as fundamental as this.


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Christians Aim to Destroy All Things Public

Whited Sepulchers

The Right has pushed for the state to hand over its public duties to private companies, including military operations, prisons, health care, public transport, and all the rest.

By Frank Schaeffer

Ironically, at the very same time as Evangelicals like Dad and I were thrusting ourselves into bare-knuckle politics in the 1970s and 80s, we were also retreating to what amounted to virtual walled compounds. In other words we lashed out at “godless America” and demanded political change—say, the reintroduction of prayer into public schools—and yet also urged our followers to pull their own children out of the public schools and homeschool them.


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Centuries of Lying in the Name of Christianity

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by Walter C. Uhler

The Bible is a book that has been read more and examined less than any book that ever existed.
– Thomas Paine

Professor Bart Ehrman has done something that more than 99 percent of American Christians have failed to do. He has devoted much of his adult life to a serious study of the New Testament.


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10 Great Things About America That Drive Conservatives and the Religious Right Insane

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Religious Right groups and their allies in the Tea Party claim to respect American values, but much would change if they had their way.

By Rob Boston

Religious Right groups and their frequent allies in the Tea Party talk a good line about respecting American values, but much would change if they had their way. They seek not to restore our country to some Golden Age (that never existed anyway) but to recreate it – in their own fundamentalist image.


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Sneaky Ways the Christian Right Has Subverted Our Politics

Whited Sepulchers

The rapid rise of the Tea Party and its burgeoning alliance with the Religious Right are further proof of the staying power of theocratic movements in American politics.

By Rob Boston

In late February, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner (R-Ohio) flew to Nashville to address a gathering of the National Religious Broadcasters, a group of mostly far-right television and radio personalities. While there, he took some time to chat with a reporter for TV preacher Pat Robertson’s “700 Club.”




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(Mis)Using G-O-D

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by Richard C. Cook

2011 is the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

The most misused word in the English language may be the one spelled G-O-D. It is a word used freely and frequently by hundreds of millions of English-speaking people who belong to the Christian churches, and even as a curse word by many people.


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31 Interesting Questions

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Looks like Jesus in the arms of a Roman soldier

In a world where nobody seems to be telling the truth anymore we are often left with more questions than answers. Instead of just telling us the facts, everything seems to be about getting "the spin" right these days. For example, the Osama Bin Laden "death story" has already been changed by the White House multiple times. Fake Osama Bin Laden death photos (like the one above) have been flying all over the Internet.


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America has turned into an immoral swampland

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America: "The beautiful" or "The mother-in-law with the booming voice"?

By Mike Whitney

What does the assassination of Osama Bin Laden have in common with Guantanamo Bay?

They're both intended to send a message that the United States has sunk deeper into savagery and abandoned any commitment to conventional norms of behavior. That's the message, and we hear it "loud and clear".




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