Mark Twain shreds Republican Loy Mauch

I’m happy to be given an excuse to quote again from Mark Twain’s incisive essay on “Bible Teaching and Religious Practice.” I’m less happy that this excuse involves contemporary Republican lawmakers praising slavery. [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A’s Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry is a biblical law for biblical families: Sotah. [Read more…]

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Mark Twain on ‘Bible Teaching and Religious Practice’

Mark Twain: “The Church worked hard at it night and day during nine centuries and imprisoned, tortured, hanged, and burned whole hordes and armies of witches, and washed the Christian world clean with their foul blood. Then it was discovered that there was no such thing as witches, and never had been. One does not know whether to laugh or to cry.” [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A’s Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Solomon. [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A’s Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Jepthah. [Read more…]

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Ninevites are not ‘God’s children’

“And should I not be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 people who do not know their right hand from their left, and also many animals?” [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A’s Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Lot. [Read more…]

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Gatekeeper gatecrashes a wedding (stay classy, Get Religion)

The tribal guardians of evangelicalism want you to know that Jesus was “being literal” when he said “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” And if anyone ever says otherwise, well then, the guardians will just have to escort that person into exile. The tribe, after all, must be kept pure, even if that means using somebody’s son’s wedding as a pretext for an inquisition. [Read more…]

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