For Once ROSS DOUTHAT Writes the Truth and Nothing But the Truth

WHEN the long, grim history of Christianity’s disappearance from theMiddle East is written, Ted Cruz’s performance last week at a conferenceorganized to highlight the persecution of his co-religionists will merit atmost a footnote.  ROSS DOUTHAT The Middle East’s Friendless Christians Senator Ted Cruz’s stunt at a conference on religious persecution has only increased his co-religionists’ isolation. SUNDAYREVIEW | OP-ED COLUMNIST New York Times The Middle East’s Friendless Christians … [Read more...]

God’s Covenant in the Promised Land was not Made With Those Who Drop Fragmentation Bombs Over the Hovels of Gaza– A Passionate Call to Conscience

"God’s iron requirement to stand with the oppressed occurs as well in the Hebrew and Greek bibles. Those who turn away from righteousness—be they Jew, Christian or Muslim—violate that covenant. They are not God’s people..." Read more of this passionate guest column first printed in  Truthdig by Chris Hedges.By Chris HedgesGod’s covenant in the Promised Land was not made with those who pilot F-16 fighter jets that drop 1,000-pound iron fragmentation bombs over the concrete hovels of Gaza … [Read more...]

TOP TEN LIST OF WHAT ISRAEL MIGHT DO TO LOSE AMERICAN “PRO- LIFE” EVANGELICAL’S SUPPORT FOR CONTINUING “MILITARY ACTION” AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF GAZA

(John Hagee greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)With apologies to David Letterman, here’s my TOP TEN LIST of things Israel might do that would erode Evangelical American support for Israel’s war on the people of Gaza. (Hold the email, I believe in Israel's right to exist as much as any Middle Eastern messed up country anyway, and so forth... but, that said... maybe existence at ANY moral cost isn't what it's cracked up to be... as any Native American could tell you … [Read more...]

Gaza.. Ukraine.. Putin.. Israel.. Islam.. Christians.. Jews.. Evangelicals & God = Death

The Israelis are turning Gaza into a killing field. In the Ukraine Russian-backed thugs murdered a plane full of women and children. In both cases religion is to blame.Putin would not be in power if not for the lick-spittle slavish backing of the utterly corrupt homophobic authoritarian Russian Orthodox Church.  Palestinians would be living in peace were it not for the crazy idea that some Bronze Age “god” “gave” land to one of the many Middle Eastern tribes that once fought over that part of … [Read more...]

Jesus Was Not a “Bible Believer” let Alone an Evangelical

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...]

One Look at American Christians and I Figure Jesus Must Have Hated Women– Right?

My friend’s attitude pissed me off. I shouted, “Are you kidding me? Taking care of my grandchildren is the only thing I’ve ever done I feel entirely happy about! Anyway, Jesus liked hanging out with women and kids too! So fuck you!" Let me explain... I’d just picked up Lucy and Jack at kindergarten and preschool when a friend called. Jack goes to preschool three days a week and Lucy goes to kindergarten five days a week. My grandchildren attend in the morning and my wife Genie and I take care … [Read more...]

With “Citizens” Like the Evangelicals Rooting for Armageddon, America Needs no Traitors

As I explain in my  book And God Said, "Billy!", exclusionary religion -- in other words all religions that identify people as “saved” or “lost,” or of the right tribe or race, or that demand the holding of correct doctrinal beliefs -- is a killer. Religious faith needs to be put back in the category of personal subjective experience where it belongs. Religion that claims to be "The Truth" (a la Billy Graham delusional evangelical-type thinking) is an exercise in exclusion, in dividing the human … [Read more...]

Just How Stupid and Dangerous are Billy Graham, the Tea Party/Evangelicals and the Political Leaders Like Benjamin Netanyahu Playing the “End Times” Game?

 Once in a while I read something that is so blindingly dumb I assume its a parody. But when you dip into the evangelical world of paranoia and end time fantasy that Billy Graham and most evangelicals live in, even the Onion couldn't outdo the reality of what the broken brains of the religiously deluded churn out. Do they believe this crap?I don't know because it's so mixed up with fundraising. I hope its just a scam. If this many people are really this stupid we're in serious … [Read more...]


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