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No, God Does NOT Despise Anyone

No, God Does NOT Despise Anyone


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  131 Comments  •  an hour ago

... apparently, there are many who actually do believe that God hates the wicked and despises sinners. Who? You ask. Well, people like pastor, author and Bible teacher R.C. Sproul, for example....
Which Came First, Vengeful Gods or Complex Civilizations?

Which Came First, Vengeful Gods or Complex Civilizations?


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  3 days ago

One of the mysteries of human development is how we were able to create tight-knit civilizations and densely packed urban areas without plunging into utter anarchy. Smiting, researchers...
House Hearing on White Nationalism Missed the Boat on Christian Nationalism

House Hearing on White Nationalism Missed the Boat on Christian Nationalism


Via: don-overton  •  Religion & Ethics  •  0 Comments  •  5 days ago

Since taking over the House, Democrats have rightfully begun to focus on the rise of hate crimes during the Trump era (and white backlash to the Obama presidency). However, Tuesday’s House...
Hell is a slander against God, and against the victims of evil

Hell is a slander against God, and against the victims of evil


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  29 Comments  •  6 days ago

The money-changers had it coming because, Jesus said, they had turned a house of prayer into a den of thieves. They were profiting from others’ poverty and ripping off the poor — just the sort of...
YOGA DOES NOT MAKE INMATES GAY, SAYS RUSSIAN PRISON CHIEF AS CLASSES ARE REINSTATED

YOGA DOES NOT MAKE INMATES GAY, SAYS RUSSIAN PRISON CHIEF AS CLASSES ARE REINSTATED


Via: john-russell  •  Religion & Ethics  •  4 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

Russian prison authorities have reinstated yoga for inmates after dismissing a claim by a religious scholar that the practice could make them gay. Both a Moscow pre-trial detention center for...
‘I cut people,’ a megachurch pastor threatened as she preached. Her target? The local newspaper.

‘I cut people,’ a megachurch pastor threatened as she preached. Her target? The local newspaper.


Via: hal-a-lujah  •  Religion & Ethics  •  21 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

Hope Carpenter was met with resounding applause before her monologue at Relentless Church in Greenville, S.C., on Sunday. The crowd was excited about their guest pastor — after all, she’d led the...
Justice Neil Gorsuch says no-one can sue to stop the government from establishing religion

Justice Neil Gorsuch says no-one can sue to stop the government from establishing religion


Via: don-overton  •  Religion & Ethics  •  11 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Theocrat Gorsuch says no American can challenge a Christian religious display on government property. One inherent danger of allowing a religious minority to install a puppet controlled by...
Why does the Bible endorse slavery?

Why does the Bible endorse slavery?


Via: cb  •  Religion & Ethics  •  265 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

Hebrew society condoned slavery until about 160BCE. The Exodus and Deuteronomy verses had the goal of making it more humane. Slavery between Hebrews was more like indentured servitude. If a...
Religious Right Radio Show Host Sympathizes With New Zealand Shooter

Religious Right Radio Show Host Sympathizes With New Zealand Shooter


Via: don-overton  •  Religion & Ethics  •  64 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

After last week’s horrific murder of 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, I knew that it would only be a matter of time before someone in the Religious Right said something...
Unbelievable

Unbelievable


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  70 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

“Christian radio” host Rick Wiles says that liberals are intent on putting white Christians into concentration camps. “Pastor” and “Christian radio” host E.W. Jackson says that the Green New Deal...
White Christian Nationalism May Not Be Religious, But It Is Christian

White Christian Nationalism May Not Be Religious, But It Is Christian


Via: don-overton  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

After my recent post on the terror attack in New Zealand, several Christians reached out to Religion Dispatches and directly to me asking why I conflated white terrorism with Christian...
If the Bible condones slavery, how did anti-slavery proponents use the Bible to justify their position? [II]

If the Bible condones slavery, how did anti-slavery proponents use the Bible to justify their position? [II]


Via: cb  •  Religion & Ethics  •  390 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

[This topic was so interesting and me so busy that I could not reply to all the comments on the topic before the other article was moderater closed.] Disclaimer: This article is an answer from a...
Jesus Was a Socialist

Jesus Was a Socialist


Via: don-overton  •  Religion & Ethics  •  0 Comments  •  one month ago

Thanks in no small part to folks like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, everyone is talking about socialism these days. Unfortunately, many Christians seem to be under the impression...
Phil Robertson: 10 lies the devil is using to 'destroy' America

Phil Robertson: 10 lies the devil is using to 'destroy' America


Via: donald-trump-fan1  •  Religion & Ethics  •  127 Comments  •  one month ago

“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson has come out with a new book that aims to “blow the lid off the lies that are destroying” America. The conservative Christian reality TV star spoke with The...
100 Bible Verses about Donald Trump

100 Bible Verses about Donald Trump


Via: don-overton  •  Religion & Ethics  •  0 Comments  •  2 months ago

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents,...
Here are Evangelical Christianity’s 10 biggest gaslighting tactics

Here are Evangelical Christianity’s 10 biggest gaslighting tactics


Via: don-overton  •  Religion & Ethics  •  2 Comments  •  2 months ago

Some stuff people tell you messes with your head if you buy into it. Maybe it’s self-contradictory. Maybe it doesn’t line up with what you know about yourself or the world around you. Maybe it...
The Way We Never Were: Calling Out Evangelicals For Hypocrisy Misses the Point

The Way We Never Were: Calling Out Evangelicals For Hypocrisy Misses the Point


Via: don-overton  •  Religion & Ethics  •  3 Comments  •  2 months ago

One mainstay of our current political discourse is the injudicious use of the term “hypocrisy” to call out one’s political opponents. Charges of hypocrisy are ubiquitous across the political...
Reading Genesis From a Different PoV

Reading Genesis From a Different PoV


Via: drhunk  •  Religion & Ethics  •  47 Comments  •  2 months ago

I saw the post of the bible being read from the Christian perspective so wanted to give a reading with a different perspective.  The Vidoes in this series get better as they go on but all...
A Terrifying Number Of Trump Supporters Believe God Made Him President

A Terrifying Number Of Trump Supporters Believe God Made Him President


Via: don-overton  •  Religion & Ethics  •  203 Comments  •  2 months ago

According to a brand new Fox News poll, 55 percent of white Evangelical Christians – one of Trump’s strongest voting blocs – believe God wanted this president to beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016...
Reading Genesis From a Different POV CH: 4-5

Reading Genesis From a Different POV CH: 4-5


Via: drhunk  •  Religion & Ethics  •  4 Comments  •  2 months ago

Kain, Able, First Sacrifice, First Murder...Bronze age?????
Reading Genesis From a Different PoV Part 5

Reading Genesis From a Different PoV Part 5


Via: drhunk  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  2 months ago

Time to kill everyone so soon?
Reading Genesis From a Different PoV Part 3

Reading Genesis From a Different PoV Part 3


Via: drhunk  •  Religion & Ethics  •  8 Comments  •  2 months ago

Genesis Part 3 today.  Discussing the fall of Adam and Eve and the rise of Agriculture.
Reading Genesis From a Different PoV Part II

Reading Genesis From a Different PoV Part II


Via: drhunk  •  Religion & Ethics  •  11 Comments  •  2 months ago

Picking up where we left off this video covers Chapter 2 of Genesis.
How Does the Bible Define Faith?

How Does the Bible Define Faith?


Via: cb  •  Religion & Ethics  •  226 Comments  •  3 months ago

Faith is defined as belief with strong conviction; firm belief in something for which there may be no tangible proof; complete trust, confidence, reliance, or devotion. Faith is the opposite of...
Past and Future - The Hope of the High Holy Day Season

Past and Future - The Hope of the High Holy Day Season


By: enoch  •  Religion & Ethics  •  13 Comments  •  3 months ago

As with all great religious heritages there is a natural flow to the Jewish calendar. The days from Rosh Ha Shanah (Birthday of the World) to Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) are known as Yomim Ha...
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