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  1. TheProgressivePatriot

    Congressional Bible Study Teacher Urges Officials to Oppose Marriage Equality as Matter of ‘Theology’

    I really have to wonder what is wrong with these people! My guess is that they are very miserable and loveless in their personal lives to the point where they hate the idea that others have found happiness. Another possibility is that they are living in an alternative reality, a sort of...
  2. midcan5

    'Is God A Liberal?'

    "Let us grant that there is indeed one God, that this God knows what is right and best for human beings...Let us grant every one of these points and proceed post-haste to construct a society founded upon God's authority rather than our own." "The only...
  3. TheProgressivePatriot

    Megachurch Pastor Preaches Climate Change Denial, Calls Earth ‘Disposable Planet’

    I am posting this in "Religion and Ethics" because, in my view, this preacher is displaying a astounding LACK of ethics. He is putting vulnerable and gullible people at enormous risk in order to maintain his control and power over them...
  4. ding

    Should Israel separate Church and State?

    Some people say Israel is a Jewish state, which gives some special privileges to ethnic Jewish people. Others say Israel is a theocratic republic. While some people say Israel has evolved from democracy to theocracy. And others have said Israel is a benevolent autocratic, religious...
  5. ding

    Is it safe to say Israel has forgotten G-d?

    This poll is about two years old. Reading some of the comments the poll was challenged as misleading because of the way the question was asked. I don't know if that is true or not. Judaism is enshrined in Israeli daily life through legislation. One comment on the poll likened Israel to a...
  6. Tom Paine 1949

    Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

    Fifty three years ago Martin Luther King delivered a speech at the Riverside Cathedral in NYC. It is often ignored, but for me it constituted his real final testament. It would be one year later to the day that he was assassinated. After his murder (and RFK’s) Nixon was elected. Most historians...
  7. anotherlife

    Which eastern religious thesis says that ...

    ... that every reality is like a process of dreaming by a higher reality, which in turn itself too is a process of dreaming by an even higher reality, and so on. And does that thesis claim a finite number of layers of realities or infinite?
  8. darwing

    China and Italy help each other, but there are always people who provoke the two countries

    Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying tweeted a video of the Chinese national anthem being played in Rome and people chanting Thank You China after a Chinese medical aid team arrived in Italy recently to provide material assistance and exprenience fo Italy’s epidemic prevention work...
  9. darwing

    Trump and Falun Gong are in the same boat . Entrap the people!

    Falungong said that people who believe in protecting president trump from the virus are crazy. Why not believe in science . Recently ,some media reported that President Trump was in close contact with people infected 2019-nCoV. In fact, these reports are nothing but panic-mongering. As we all...
  10. darwing

    We call on everyone and government departments to pay enough attention to protect our city

    Hello everyone, I am an ordinary citizen of Seattle. Due to Covid-19 virus, Seattle was recently called Wuhan in the US. I want to appeal to everyone to boycott Shen Yun together. They will be performing here on March 27. They have performed all over the world and just returned from places like...
  11. darwing

    Evil religions do great harm, cause public panic and force others to join the religion

    Yesterday I was intercepted by some guys who called themselves fanatics of the Almighty God on my way to the market. They claimed that COVID-19 is the punishment of the Almighty God,is the end of the world. People over the world will be martyred by being crucified upside down except those who...
  12. TheProgressivePatriot

    Mike Pence is a Dangerous Bigot and Theocrat

    While Trump is no champion of LGBT causes, Pence is a dangerous ideologue and theocrat who fervently opposes LGBT people. While Trump is driven by personal gain and what ever seems to be politically expediate at any given moment, Pence believes that he is pursuing a divine cause at the direction...
  13. TheProgressivePatriot

    Intercessor Prays That Michelle Obama Will Be Exposed as a Man

    Intercessor Prays That Michelle Obama Will Be Exposed as a Man | Right Wing Watch Prays That Michelle Obama Will Be Exposed as a Man All that I can say is WHAT THE HELL is wrong with these people? This guy is in serious need of getting a life. People who pursue and obsess about this sort of...
  14. ding

    Is man a religious being?

    Catholics believe that The dignity of man rests above all on the fact that he is called to communion with God. This invitation to converse with God is addressed to man as soon as he comes into being. For if man exists it is because God has created him through love, and through love continues to...
  15. midcan5

    Staying Safe in the Trump Era

    "If hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world." Nikola Tesla Tribalism and groupthink dominate parts of America today. It sometimes seems hate has a president. It started with birtherism and then Mexicans, Muslims followed and policies towards LGBTQ added to the...
  16. HaShev

    Atrocities throughout time that could have been avoided by obeying Judaic guidance rules/laws

    Our day and age our culture, Progressive leftists, Main Stream Media, many Liberals in the entertainment industry have become more and more lawless, supporting and protecting lawlessness and lawless ones. Throughout history our atrocities and inhumane events could have been prevented, not just...
  17. deanrd

    Do you believe that holy water has magical properties?

    Russian priests spray holy water from plane to stop 'alcohol use' and 'fornication' Priests tipped the water out from a large chalice in an attempt to heal those suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. A married couple that claims the husband was miraculously cured of alcoholism also was...
  18. TheProgressivePatriot

    U.S Supreme Court Rules to Allow a 40 Foot Christian Cross to Remain on State Property

    Here is an interesting First Amendment church-state issue that was recently before the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) It’s a contentious issue but even a partisan hack like myself, who is skeptical of all things religious, can see both sides of- Sort of. Supreme Court Allows 40-Foot Peace Cross on...
  19. Tommy Tainant

    Gay people exist because pregnant women have @nal sex, bishop says

    Gay people exist because pregnant women have anal sex, bishop says | Metro News A religious leader says people turn out to be homosexual because of problems transferred to a fetus during pregnancy. Speaking at a primary school in Akaki, Cyprus, the bishop claimed that being gay is passed on...
  20. TheProgressivePatriot

    Every Child Deserves a Family Act Introduced in Congress

    Yes, another important measure introduced in the Democratic controlled House of Representatives, and most likely-after passage by the house-will go to die in Mitch McConnell 's graveyard known as the Senet . This one is of vital importance to children who do not have a permanent home. I know...
  21. TheProgressivePatriot

    Christian TV Host Warns That Liberals Will Put Conservatives In Concentration Camps

    Christian TV Host Warns That Liberals Will Put Conservatives In Concentration Camps ___________________________________________________________________________ Folks, I am going to be right up front. I believe the First Amendment rights of free speech and freedom of religion. However, all...
  22. AsianTrumpSupporter

    Do you think Biblical descriptions of angels and demons are about aliens?

    It makes sense to me that descriptions of angels and demons were how ancient people described and made sense out of being visited by angels and/or demons. I'd consider myself a deist for most parts. I was raised Christian, but I stopped going to church at a young age. I've still always believed...
  23. deanrd

    Who commits more sexual assaults? Catholics or Baptists?

    Hundreds of Southern Baptist leaders, volunteers accused of sexual misconduct in bombshell investigation A bombshell investigation by the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News found that over the last 20 years, about 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced...
  24. deanrd

    Republicans are the last people who should be trying to school us on ethics and morals.

    We have the most lying president in the history of the world, a man who boasts about sexual assault and who has unprotected sex with porn stars, elected by Republicans as president of the United States. And this is the party that spends endless amounts of time trying to school the rest of the...
  25. TheProgressivePatriot

    More Evidence of the Real War on Christmas

    It's true! There are people out to destroy Christmas and everything that is good about it. Here is an example. A Pagan in Louisiana put Santa hats on dragons! Oh my fucking God.!! Who would not be outraged???!! 'Demonic cult!': Louisiana neighbor goes off when woman puts Santa hats on dragons...
  26. midcan5

    'America’s New Religions'

    This is interesting and while I disagree in part, it is still worth a read. Political cults are filling the space left by the decline of organized faiths. "And so we’re mistaken if we believe that the collapse of Christianity in America has led to a decline in religion. It has merely led to...
  27. ding

    Has Religion been a Force for Good (ding vs Karl Rand)

    Karl Rand has argued that religion does not teach civility and points to (his words) "last decade’s exposure of those in ministry being rampant pedophiles while the church actively covered their tracks and gave them shelter." An accusation I will address during the debate. Given my experiences...
  28. JGalt

    Anyone else carry concealed to church?

    If you do, why? If you don't, why not? I carry in church because I carry everywhere else. Being in a church doesn't mean there's any less chance of being caught in an active-shooter situation.
  29. AveryJarhman

    Matthew Alper, 'The "God" Part of the Brain'

    #TheLargerIssue #Fatherlessness #ChildNeglectMaltreatment #MentalHealth #Solutions Beginning at 10:58 Matthew Alper, author of 'The "God" Part of the Brain', and my favorite radio personality, the late Art Bell, discuss people's beliefs in God or Gods. I am curious to learn if fellow USMB...
  30. TheProgressivePatriot

    Five Founding Fathers Who Would Be Rejected by the Religious Right Today

    Here is a good read that I came upon that I want to share with all, but especially those who insist that the United States was founded as a Christian Nation. I am hard pressed to imagine how that view can be reconciled with the information in this piece. All opinions are welcome Here are 5...

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