I’d pretend that I was a billboard

Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill establishing “the Bible” as their official state book. But they didn’t bother saying which Bible, so I don’t know if, say, Tobit counts as part of Tennessee’s official book. Also: Cotton Mather discusses lycanthropy; and why Jim Bakker shouldn’t worry about The Gubmint putting people in jail for “teaching the Bible.” [Read more…]

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Hand me down my walkin shoes

Jay Sekulow and Pat Robertson are among the many prominent anti-abortion Christians in the “pro-life movement” who never got the memo about the Standard Answer. They agree with Donald Trump’s first answer — women should be punished. Also: Another manufactured-home community buys their land; the Bible has a trajectory; religious liberty for racist landlords; and What Would Fred Rogers Do? [Read more…]

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Sunday favorites

Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Can you see anything?” And the man looked up and said, “I can see people, but they look like trees, walking.” [Read more…]

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Left Behind Classic Fridays, No. 75: ‘Dogs and cats sleeping together’

I realize we’re only four days into the Great Tribulation at this point in the book, but shouldn’t we already being seeing some signs of the imminent lawlessness that, the religious right keeps telling us, is bound to erupt at any moment? Without Christians and the conservative political agenda they support, the world is supposed doomed to chaos and cataclysm, so why isn’t that happening here? [Read more…]

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Olly olly oxen free

“Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth.” [Read more…]

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Holy Saturday

“Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love.” — Reinhold Niebuhr [Read more…]

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Left Behind Classic Fridays, No. 74: ‘King of Kings and Capo di tutti capi’

Originally posted January 20, 2006. You can read this entire series, for free, via the convenient Left Behind Index. This post is also part of the ebook collection The Anti-Christ Handbook: Volume 1, available on Amazon for just $2.99. Volume 2 of The Anti-Christ Handbook, completing all the posts on the first Left Behind book, is also now [Read More…]

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I search the world over for my angel in black

John Ehrlichman explains just what the Nixon administration intended when it launched the “War on Drugs.” It wasn’t about drugs. It was about hippies and black people. Plus: John Paul 2 was never “neoliberal;” wrong turns on the “Romans Road;” African Proverbs and old Cherokee stories; and Phyllis Schlafly is still not dead. [Read more…]

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