By Bo Gardiner. Excerpts from the full article at Patheos.
Are astrology and other New Age beliefs a kind of religion for those without religion? Real or not, should that religious stature grant them greater respect and less scoffing? The stars say yes in a New York Times op-ed this past week by writer Krista Burton. Does she make a good case?
“Wonder Girl” is one of countless popular YouTuber astrologers offering daily life advice.
The NRA would love to claim the iconic Matt Dillon of Gunsmoke, U.S. Marshal in Dodge City, as a figurehead.
A fan of the series, I remembered a scene where Matt muses on his feelings about guns, and after a little research, found the moment.
Wild blue phlox and Virginia bluebells carpet the banks of the Roanoke this evening, the air intoxicating with phlox perfume and rushing water.
Will the centuries of Abrahamists declaring jihad on disbelievers never cease?
Here’s what THIRTY-SIX THOUSAND “loving” American Christians did this Sunday morning: they spread a near-literal declaration of war on nonChristians, sharing on Facebook a war cry from Rev. Franklin Graham:
With the election drawing closer… as Christians we realize there’s another battle going on—it’s a battle for the soul of our nation… The forces of godless secularism want to remove the name of God and His Son Jesus Christ from the public realm… ‘take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day…’ Have you put on your armor?
The bigoted rhetoric is nothing new: Graham is finishing up his war campaign in all 50 states to stoke fear in the Christian majority and dehumanize the “wicked” nonChristian minority.
Graham doles out charity to the victims of religious strife, while ensuring there will ever be more with his drumbeat of religious hatred.