Why so many white evangelical Christians are incompetent scoundrels

Writer Samuel Johnson once said that “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” To be fair, he wasn’t criticizing love of one’s country, he was criticizing so-called “false patriotism,” which was really a cloak for self-interest. By calling a selfish or aggressive act “patriotic,” it somehow becomes heroic. It’s an appeal to emotions in order [Read More...]

The most dangerous people in the world

We’re often led to believe that the most dangerous people on the planet are those with the least to lose, the gun-toting, suicide-bombing militants who will stop at nothing to burn the world down. I’ve think we’ve got it wrong. The most dangerous people in the world aren’t those with the least to lose, it’s those with [Read More...]

This would be comical if it weren’t so ludicrous

Apparently, some troops stationed at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp–where prisoners have been routinely held without trial, abused and tortured since 2002–are upset about some nativity scenes displayed in two mess halls, which they say unfairly privilege Christianity over other religions. By placing these displays in prominent common areas, the impression is that one faith [Read More...]


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