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Are there really verses in the Bible that support abortion?

Are there really verses in the Bible that support abortion?


Via: heartland-american  •  Religion & Ethics  •  5 Comments  •  3 years ago

Many of us know the biblical case against abortion. But are there other verses that bring a different perspective on abortion? On the pro-life side, we note that Rebekah was told that two nations...
Russell Brand Interviews Westboro Baptist Church

Russell Brand Interviews Westboro Baptist Church


Via: tig  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  3 years ago

This is funny.   Just have fun with it.
A Man’s Perspective on Leggings

A Man’s Perspective on Leggings


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  316 Comments  •  3 years ago

A few weeks ago an Indiana mother wrote a letter to the Notre Dame University school newspaper, asking women not to wear leggings to Catholic mass. After sitting behind a group of girls in...
Beware the Wrath of the Suckling Lamb

Beware the Wrath of the Suckling Lamb


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

Whenever we point out that God is love , it’s not uncommon to hear at least one person chime in and say: “But God is also a god of wrath!” Is that true? I mean, we do have one verse in the...
Why Certain Words Are Left Out Of Our English Bibles

Why Certain Words Are Left Out Of Our English Bibles


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

Most Christians are unaware of the fact that this has gone on for centuries, and that some of these intentional mistranslations are intended to prevent people from knowing what the...
The age of Kayfabe

The age of Kayfabe


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

Paul Campos discusses the decadence of politics as “Scripted Reality” ritual . Professional wrestling is the main hook here, but he also discusses the scripted unreality-posing-as-reality...
Are Evangelical Christians Discriminated Against? The Dangers of Tribal Christianity

Are Evangelical Christians Discriminated Against? The Dangers of Tribal Christianity


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  85 Comments  •  3 years ago

Sigh. I always appreciate being reminded that evangelical Christians believe that they are the most persecuted majority in history, constituted by people who can’t tell the difference between...
Graham on why Dem Party 'turned its back on God'

Graham on why Dem Party 'turned its back on God'


Via: make-america-great-again  •  Religion & Ethics  •  75 Comments  •  3 years ago

With the 2020 election just around the corner, Rev. Franklin Graham asked and answered his own question Tuesday regarding the anti-Christian policies being pushed by every Democratic presidential...
There's no such thing as 'gay marriage,' says John Piper: 'It's dishonorable and shameful'

There's no such thing as 'gay marriage,' says John Piper: 'It's dishonorable and shameful'


Via: make-america-great-again  •  Religion & Ethics  •  89 Comments  •  3 years ago

The sexual union of two men or women is not “gay marriage” — it’s no marriage, biblically — and when they come to Christ, that former relationship has no binding authority, John Piper has said....
Sucking the Life Out of People

Sucking the Life Out of People


Via: don-overton  •  Religion & Ethics  •  0 Comments  •  3 years ago

As a culture we are obsessed with destructive monsters. I mean, how many vampire movies and TV shows do we really need? “Always one more” seems to be the answer. In the last decade or so, zombies...
Promise Keepers to relaunch men's ministry with first stadium rally in 20 years

Promise Keepers to relaunch men's ministry with first stadium rally in 20 years


Via: make-america-great-again  •  Religion & Ethics  •  5 Comments  •  3 years ago

After years of fading and stagnation, the once popular evangelical men’s ministry Promise Keepers is ushering in a “new era” with plans to host its first national stadium event in over two...
Alabama just unloosed an army of Raskolnikovs. This will not end well.

Alabama just unloosed an army of Raskolnikovs. This will not end well.


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  9 Comments  •  3 years ago

Paul Jennings Hill was a real-life Raskolnikov. Like the protagonist of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Hill was consumed by both pride and doubt. He longed to believe that he was...
At the Altar of the Gun: High School Shootings and the Sin of Blood Atonement

At the Altar of the Gun: High School Shootings and the Sin of Blood Atonement


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  65 Comments  •  3 years ago

Last night, my 8-year-old sat down with an atlas and an open browser and decided where he’s going to live when he grows up (Nashville); where he’s going to college (Vanderbilt); and what he’s...
Was Jesus a Real Person?

Was Jesus a Real Person?


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  16 Comments  •  3 years ago

Without googling it, would you know what a CVDP is? Would you immediately know what the CMIP and AMIP are? They are, respectively, a tool for analyzing climatological models and the...
Equality Act – a 'wrecking ball' on religious liberty

Equality Act – a 'wrecking ball' on religious liberty


Via: make-america-great-again  •  Religion & Ethics  •  159 Comments  •  3 years ago

The Equality Act continues to draw strong criticism and warnings from advocates of traditional and biblical values – and voters are being encouraged to get hold of their representatives on...
Making Values Great Again: The Only Way America Can Survive

Making Values Great Again: The Only Way America Can Survive


Via: make-america-great-again  •  Religion & Ethics  •  395 Comments  •  3 years ago

Ever since 2016, there has been a lot of talk about “making America great again.” If you’re a conservative you probably believe that America is great and used to be even greater. You want to...
ACLU HISTORY: THE SCOPES 'MONKEY TRIAL'

ACLU HISTORY: THE SCOPES 'MONKEY TRIAL'


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

In March 1925, the Tennessee state legislature passed a bill that banned the teaching of evolution in all educational institutions throughout the state. The Butler Act set off alarm bells...
The Gospel of American Jesus

The Gospel of American Jesus


Via: don-overton  •  Religion & Ethics  •  4 Comments  •  3 years ago

The Beatitudes5 Now when American Jesus was invited to speak at Harvard Business School, he went up to the podium. Future American leaders leaned in, 2 and he began to teach them. He said: 3...
Out Of Your Mind - A Philosophy Of The Origins Of The Universe

Out Of Your Mind - A Philosophy Of The Origins Of The Universe


By: john-russell  •  Religion & Ethics  •  22 Comments  •  3 years ago

I'm going to post some passages, here and in the comment section,  from a series of lectures given by the new age philosopher Alan Watts in the 60's and 70's, which were then accumulated into a...
Co-opting Jesus for unholy purposes

Co-opting Jesus for unholy purposes


Via: make-america-great-again  •  Religion & Ethics  •  27 Comments  •  3 years ago

Democrats have been working hard to spin their version of Jesus. Here's just one example: Many of the party's presidential hopefuls proclaim, without irony, that anyone who thinks marriage...
No, God Does NOT Despise Anyone

No, God Does NOT Despise Anyone


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  133 Comments  •  3 years 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...
Which Came First, Vengeful Gods or Complex Civilizations?

Which Came First, Vengeful Gods or Complex Civilizations?


Via: bob-nelson  •  Religion & Ethics  •  1 Comments  •  3 years 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...
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  •  3 years 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  •  3 years 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  •  3 years 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...
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