Why Are Muslim Countries and the Southern Evangelical USA Bible Belt the #1 PORN Users?

The Muslim country (Pakistan), which has banned content on at least 17 websites to block "offensive" and "blasphemous" material, is the world's leader in online searches for pornographic material. Meanwhile IN THE USA- the Southern Bible Belt (Garter Belt?) is the #1 PORN  user in the USA. Birds of a feather..?...According to Google surveys and Gallup Polls, Southern evangelicals in the USA and conservative Muslims--in places like Pakistan and Iran and Saudi Arabia --stand united in th … [Read more...]

“The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,” written by Alex Malarkey and his father, Kevin Malarkey, is a hoax but it proved God is gay — Surprised?

Let's combine the news that The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven is a hoax with Franklin Graham saying gays can't go to heaven and the evangelical theology of damnation-- and see where it leads... Share(Courtesy of Tyndale House Publishing)"The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven," written by Alex Malarkey and his father, Kevin Malarkey, a Christian therapist in Ohio is a hoax. But the Rev. Franklin Graham says Heaven is real anyway and gays can't go. In … [Read more...]

Race and Evangelicals…

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...]

Richard Dawkins v. Islam (Is he right?)

"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...]

The Evangelical FAIL on Mental Health: 100+ of my FB Friends Tell Their Shockingly Poignant Stories

Pastors, teachers, mothers, fathers, grandparents, psychologists, counselors-- everyone: ignore these unedited shockingly poignant stories of the failure of Christians to address mental health issues at your peril. On December 23, I posted this question on my FB page. Please read the revealing responses that follow. Then "like" my FB page and join us in our many ongoing robust discussions you will only find on my page...Is Mental Illness Caused By "Unrepentant Sin"? How Did … [Read more...]

Here’s Why Atheists Can (Should?) Enjoy Going to Church this Christmas (Listen to my Interview on Faith and Atheism)

Listen to the Interview on why atheists can enjoy going to church by "clicking" HERE December 16, 2014 Host: Josh Zepps  Fox News’ "War on Christmas" is already in full swing, as Bill O’Reilly wasted no time jumping into battle this year to defend the holiday from the great secular menace. However, it looks like Bill might be able to leave the trenches a little early this year; according to a new Pew survey, just over 70 percent of Americans believe that Jesus was literally birthed … [Read more...]

Does Christmas Make You Sad?

Does Christmas Make You Sad?If so-- why?Me? Yes and No... I think that for many reasons it's a time when my sense of mortality, passing time, and loss gets tangled with hope and leaves me both happy and sad.What about you?Comments? Please come to my Facebook Page and join the discussion/leave a comment/share and thought...Here's a detail from a painting of mine ("Roses Scattered From The Sky," oil on canvas, 12 x 12)  that expresses something of my ambivalence... both joy and … [Read more...]

Many religious fundamentalists feel under siege by the secular world and harbor a deeply paranoid sense of victimhood

Maryland and six other states  have articles in their constitutions saying people who don’t believe in God are not eligible to hold public office.  I thought that fight was over. It isn’t. As reported in the New York Times  Rob Boston, director of communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State said, “Right now we hear a lot of talk from conservative Christians about their being persecuted and their being forced to accommodate same-sex marriage. But there’s nothing in … [Read more...]


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