Shooting Jesus Fish in a Barrel

This is a week old, but I haven’t gotten around to it. It doesn’t feel entirely necessary to document every stupid thing uttered by the Christian right because there are so many and it’s too easy to take them on, like shooting Jesus fish in a barrel.  Ha ha – is that original? Checking, no: …

Faultlines – Evangelizing the Military

Part One (Must watch – unembeddable). More: Why Is the Military Spending Millions on Christian Contractors Bent on Evangelizing US Soldiers? About a year ago, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) began an investigation into just how much money the DoD spends on promoting religion to military personnel and their families. What prompted this interest …

Atonement Theology

Very good piece (emphasis added): In 1098 Archbishop Anselm of Canterbury summarized the theological propaganda of the crusades. Anselm claimed the crucifixion of Jesus was willed by God to save the world. His idea, now called “substitutionary atonement theology,” claimed that the only purpose of the incarnation was for Jesus to die. Humanity’s sinfulness had …

Ron Paul, Christianist

Ron Paul: The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers. On the contrary, our Founders’ political views were strongly informed by their religious beliefs. Certainly the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, both …