Pope Francis must have been reading my new book that extols the virtues of embracing tolerance and paradox over what I call "certainty addiction." The pope said, "Religious fundamentalism, even before it eliminates human beings by perpetrating horrendous killings, eliminates God himself, turning him into a mere ideological pretext."The pope denounced the religious fundamentalism that inspired the Paris massacres and ongoing Mideast conflicts, saying the attackers were enslaved by "deviant f … [Read more...]
Pope Francis Denounces Religious Fundamentalism — Is the Pope an Atheist Who Believes in God… Like Me?
Want Muslims to “speak up” about terror, rights and values? Here’s PROOF They DO! So Get Lost Fox News!
The Muslim mayor of the second largest city in the Netherlands has some words for those who don't support freedom: Get lost. Ahmed Aboutaleb, the Muslim mayor of Rotterdam, recently sat down with Dutch news program "News Hour" to speak about the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris by Islamic extremists. * (Ahmed Aboutaleb born August 29, 1961, is a Moroccan-Dutch politician of the Labour Party, de Partij van de Arbeid (PvdA). He has been the Mayor of Rotterdam since January 5, 2009. ) … [Read more...]
Just how racist are evangelicals? What was the real reason for the "Christian School" movement? Here's a guest post by David Moore. David N. Moore, Jr., ThD, is a pastor, educator and ecumenical teacher. This article is (reprinted from the Huffington Post by permission) and explores these questions... from the point of view of an African-American theologian and teacher... and father.On Martin Luther King Day: Questions for Evangelicals by David Moore"You can take the day off. I com … [Read more...]
AP photoGeorge W. Bush turned out to be the greatest facilitator of Islamic terror in history. He opened the door to Christians being pushed out of the Middle East. Are French Jews next?After the murder of 12 people at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine a siege at a kosher supermarket, expanded the attacks in Paris to a specifically anti-Jewish attack. Even before this latest anti-Jewish attack Jews have been leaving France (7000 last year to Israel) in fear of their live … [Read more...]
"New" atheist Richard Dawkins used Twitter to expound on Islam's propensity for violence following the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Here's what Dawkins Tweeted in messages to his 1 million followers. Is he right?Richard Dawkins ✔ @RichardDawkins FollowThey shouted “We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30710883 … Some useful idiot will claim it had nothing to do with religion. Richard Dawkins ✔ @RichardDawkins … [Read more...]
Watch This Daily Show CLIP with Jon Stewart on The Obama-Hating Republican Party Being Run by Liars Then Read Krugman and DEAL WITH IT!
Are Republicans in Congress just racists or are they fools? Maybe they just believe that facts have a liberal bias. I dare any Republican to "answer" Jon Stewart and Paul Krugman who have proved this here. These aren't conjectures but facts. Watch the clip then read Krugman's summing up and then admit it: The Republican Party is being run by fools or worse-- Period.Paul Krugman writes in the New York Times "we’re looking at a political subculture in which ideological tenets are simply no … [Read more...]
We’re living in an acquisitive capitalist society that is fundamentally anti-family and fundamentally uncomfortable with just enjoying being human. We’d rather shop than live, acquire than love and stare into a screen than hold each other. The pressure parents put on kids of seventeen, eighteen and nineteen to get into the “right schools” is stressful and cruel. So please forgive me while I preach a little about the joy of children and grandchildren, because plenty of sensible people will tell yo … [Read more...]
I say the Nicene Creed. I say the words “I believe” this and that. I say these words in good conscience, because saying I believe in God is not the same as saying I know what those words mean. I don’t. Words fall short. I don’t know what words such as “Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father” mean. Then again I don’t know what the words “I love you, Genie” mean either. I say those words with all sincerity to my wife of forty four years, too … [Read more...]