In this silly 2016 election cycle, remind yourself of what true leadership, kindness and intelligence looks like. President Obama will be regarded as one of our greatest leaders. History will be kind to this man because he was kind to history. WATCH!Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peaceAvailable now on Amazon Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaefferSee Frank’s pa … [Read more...]
President Obama Compared to Trump in PICTURES– How Will History Judge? Hint: the Pictures Tell the Story!
History will be kind to President Obama as the man who compassionately restored America after the disastrous W Bush Presidency... in spite of Republican obstruction. It will be harsh to the Republican Party and to Donald Trump who represents so vividly where an Ayn Rand-type faith in wealth at all costs combined with hate, fear and the adulation of power (not to mention love of racism), leads.Imagine 20 years from now how these pictures of our moment of 2016 Trump-time madness will compare … [Read more...]
When Will the First Trump-Related Killing Happen With Evangelical’s Support as Trump “Purifies” America for God?
There will be a Trump-event related murder. It's only a matter of time. That's because Trump is following the 1930s fascist playbook. He is being successful because of the evangelicals craving for moral order. Trump-incited violence is a recurring theme at Trump events. Protesters are beaten, shoved, kicked and verbally abused with racial slurs. Trump encourages supporters to attack protesters. Trump says they should "hit back" more often, and has offered to pay legal fees if they attack prot … [Read more...]
Here are just a few of Donald Trump's favorite Bible Quotes, he often uses them. I'm sure that is why so many evangelicals are voting for him. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 * Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3 * Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conce … [Read more...]
David Barton is a dangerous fabricator of "facts" now used by the far right GOP/Tea Party to rewrite American history. For instance, drawn in part from the writings of Christian Reconstructionists, that narrative recasts modern-day Republicans as the racially inclusive party, and modern-day Democrats as the racists supportive of slavery and postemancipation racist policies. No kidding. You need to know about Barton and what he represents. Lucky for us Julie Ingersoll has literally written the … [Read more...]
Was Jesus “Christlike?” — The Christian God has been twisted into something not unlike that of radical Islam
"The Christian God has been twisted into something not unlike that of radical Islam." So says Brad Jersak. We first met because we were both interviewed for the movie "Hellbound?" Then we became friends. Now Brad has an important book out--A More Christlike God--that challenges the received lazy "wisdom" of both conservatives and liberals, atheists and believers about Christ. Here's my interview with Brad on this important and beautifully written book. Q: Tell my readers a bit about your back … [Read more...]
Jesus certainly was not a “Bible believer,” as we use that term in the post Billy Graham era of American fundamentalist religiosity that’s used as a trade-marked product to sell religion. Jesus didn’t take the Jewish scriptures at face value. In fundamentalist terms, Jesus was a rule-breaking relativist who wasn’t even “saved,” according to evangelical standards. Evangelicals insist that you have to believe very specific interpretations of the Bible to be saved. Jesus didn’t. He undercut the scri … [Read more...]
To Obama Haters: The Actual Evidence of Obama’s Achievements Shows You’re on the Wrong Side of History— Again
There are Obama haters aplenty, have been from Day One: Snooty left wingers have offered advice he should have, could have, would have followed to success if the president had just listened to his white betters in the media. Hate-filled right wing bigots have jostled to be the loudest claiming Obama isn't a "real American," not one of us, from somewhere else, a liar, a communist, a Muslim, the anti-Christ... and that's just a start.Economists have lined up on all sides to predict … [Read more...]