Archive for ‘religion’

June 8, 2019

Why We Underestimate How Fast and Far Democracies Can Fall

The War Against Democracy, and Why We’re Losing It

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June 3, 2019

The True Religion & The Old Fry Cook

The fry cook was old. He had been around since Noah was a sailor. He was a man of un-muzzled thoughts, and one day he asked the smoke-choked clientele this […]

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May 22, 2019

Saanich to examine the way in which permissive tax exemptions are handed out

WATCH: Should churches pay property taxes if they don’t contribute to the wider community? That’s a question Saanich councillors are now dealing with. As Calvin To reports, a provincial organization says the current system sets a double standard.  Saanich councillors passed a motion Monday for staff to examine the way in which permissive tax exemptions are handed […]

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March 16, 2019

Can a Christian be Moral ?

Can a Christian be moral?  That question must sound absurd to a Christian, but the same absurd question is posed to atheists, often by Christians:  Can an […]

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March 5, 2019

What Do Churches Have to Hide? The Solution Is Simple.

Nonprofit organizations in the U.S. make a contract with society: you give us tax-exempt status, and we’ll open our books to show that we’ve spent our […]

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February 16, 2019

Can a Christian be Moral ?

Can a Christian be moral?  That question must sound absurd to a Christian, but the same absurd question is posed to atheists, often by Christians:  Can an […]

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September 10, 2018

How religious fundamentalism hijacks your brain, as explained by a…

If we want to inoculate society against the harms of fundamentalist ideologies, we must start thinking differently

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August 26, 2018

Here Are 10 Things Traditional Christians Got Terribly Wrong

When Christians get political, they often do so because they believe that they have God on their side. This is true whether they are progressive or conservative, and throughout most of American history there have been both. (You’d think that the conflicting claims about what God wants would lead to more doubting, but here we are.) Looking over the long history of people claiming to be speaking for God’s wishes, it quickly becomes evident that Christians are frequently on the wrong side of history.

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January 30, 2018

Why Do Evangelicals Worship Trump? The Answer Should Be Obvious

Why do white right-wing Christian evangelicals support Donald Trump? The answer is quite simple. Their agenda is his agenda. Trump and the Republican Party are working to take away women’s reproductive rights, and to extending special “conscience” protections to “Christians” who feel that their faith should somehow supersede the law. They view the poor, the disabled, and others as “useless eaters,” and are working to protect white privilege and the power of white right-wing Christians in all areas of American life.

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January 6, 2018

Memphis mega-church pastor admits he molested a minor days before his ‘True Love Waits’ workshop

Twenty years ago Memphis mega-church teaching pastor Andy Savage sexually assaulted a high school senior who was 17 years old. According to Fox 13, the Highpoint Church leader admitted to the act on his social media platforms. At the time, Savage was in college and working as a staffer at a Texas Baptist church now known as StoneBridge. He said in his statement that he apologized immediately and asked for forgiveness from the victim. “I…

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