Turning Away From Organized Religion in Record Numbers– WHY?

As Lynn Stuart Parramore (AlterNet February 28, 2015) writes: "Last year, for the very first time, Protestants lost their majority status...But the GOP doesn’t seem to show many signs of reducing the outsized influence of white evangelicals... the GOP really can't afford to tone it down, because while monied elites tend to be secular, selling free-market pillage to the people getting robbed is not a very effective strategy. So they still have to mask their agenda behind appeals to popular relig … [Read more...]

I Ended Up in the Greek Orthodox Church and Found I Was Just as Dumb as Before

(Tulips, Wind & Sun Oil on canvas 24 x 24 by Frank Schaeffer)In 1990 I joined the Greek Orthodox Church because, in the words of Umberto Eco, I aspired “to the construction of narratives capable of providing [me] with an explanation and a model, an exemplary image.” At first I missed the point of my escape from my evangelical past almost altogether. I argued the finer points of theology and church history with my long-suffering evangelical mother and sisters. (Dad was spared. He’d died … [Read more...]

Evangelical Sexy Virginity Panties For Jesus… and Romney

And so it's come to this: the American evangelical religious establishment is busting a gut to elect a pro-abortion Mormon multimillionaire predatory tycoon with multiple offshore bank accounts who may or may not have paid his taxes while protecting the money he's made from "harvesting" American companies by shipping US worker’s jobs overseas. (Yes, he’s pro-abortion. Just check out what he actually did as a pro-choice governor in my state -- Massachusetts -- and wait for the reality check the “f … [Read more...]


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