A tipping point is being inexorably reached. Sometimes reality trumps ideals. Take the nice liberal fiction that the only problem between the rest of us and radical Islam is a series of misunderstandings or bad Western actors. Consider just one day's (today's) New York Times headlines. ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape, ISIS Affiliate in Egypt Says It Has Beheaded Croatian Prisoner and Nigeria: Boko Haram Is Said to Have a New Leader.Here's how the sweeping and terrifying ISIS Enshrines a Th … [Read more...]
Watch out Democrats running for office in 2016. Don’t leave the denunciation of rape for God up to Fox News and the Tea Party haters
A Facebook friend sent me a note and a link to one of my dad's old speeches he'd given in 1982 at Coral Gables Church. I spoke there too back in the bad old days of my far right activism. I re-watched the talk. Dad mentioned the projects we'd worked on together several times. It was good to hear his voice. But... while so much of what Dad said was so well said, there is so much I've grown to fear and disagree with.It all boils down to this: apologetics. Dad was relying on a … [Read more...]
Join Me At the Wild Goose Festival (again) my Favorite Yearly Event Let’s Have a Beer (or three) Together!
Will you join me (again) at the Wild Goose Festival (my favorite event!) July 9-12http://wildgoosefestival.org/festival-2015/speakers-2015/Speakers 2015WILDGOOSEFESTIVAL.ORGWild Goose Festival Spirit. Justice. Music. Arts.Facebook Twitter VimeoAbout Festival 2015 Get Involved Contact Donate TicketsSpeakers 2015© 2015 Wild Goose FestivalWild Goose Festival Spirit. … [Read more...]
CALLING ON ALL MEMBERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO WALK OUT OF CONGRESS WHEN NETANYAHU WALKS IN TO SPEAK: BOEHNER’S/NETANYAHU’S/ISRAEL’S INSULT TO AMERICA MUST BE ANSWERED
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to address a joint session of Congress in order to insult President Obama. Billionaire GOP donor, extremist Zionist Sheldon Adelson who cooked this bad idea up, Netanyahu and Boehner are the enemies of peace, of Jews of Israel and of America. With friends like these Israel needs no enemies. They seem bent on doing the impossible through their really bad idea to insult our president: They seem bent on turning all non-Republicans against Israel.Netanyahu and … [Read more...]
This Thanksgiving Share Your Story with Me on my Facebook Page about Your Deliverance from Fundamentalist Certainty & I’ll Publish It
Go to my Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16 and tell me about what happened to you in the Evangelical, Roman Catholic, Atheist, Muslim, Jewish (other) worlds of fundamentalism and why you left, changed, went in a new direction, rebelled, moderated your views...I WILL PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT MADE ON MY Facebook PAGE IN MY THANKSGIVING BLOG Here ON PATHEOS.COM(Note I'll only publish the comments made on my Facebook page not ones made here... SO please go the … [Read more...]
The Worst Idea since ISIS: American Evangelical Ex-Military Mercenaries Heading To Iraq to Fight ISIS “For God” Yes, it IS Happening!
Can you think of a worse idea than evangelicals, who believe they are serving God by killing Muslims, fighting Muslims who think they are serving God by killing Christians?The US government should crack down as hard on both the evangelical free-lance American mercenaries going to Iraq to fight ISIS and on American Muslims heading overseas to fight for ISIS. These people who want to fight in the name of Jesus or Allah are all a threat to us.On BBC Radio 4 (Newshour, October 20, 2014) a … [Read more...]
WARIf Republicans gain the Senate majority in November, President Barack Obama will face pressure from Congress to send ground troops into Iraq and Syria."Frankly, I know of no military expert who believes we are going to defeat ISIS with this present strategy," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said at a Pacific Council on International Policy conference on last Saturday."We may be able to 'contain,' but to actually defeat ISIS is going to require more boots on the ground, more vigorous … [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...]