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Posted: Apr 25, 2018 - 11:41am

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lol! I have always thought that guy was hilarious. He definitely has a unique brand of comedy.
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Posted: Apr 25, 2018 - 11:37am

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I have always said that Fundamental Muslims and Christians have so much in common instead of being at each others throats they should just get a room.
 

 
 
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Posted: Apr 25, 2018 - 10:58am

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I have always said that Fundamental Muslims and Christians have so much in common instead of being at each others throats they should just get a room.
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Posted: Apr 23, 2018 - 3:31pm

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this may give you pause regarding the deification of political beliefs and their faithful representatives...

the original source article is behind a paywall, i may try and find it later

Government vs. God? People are less religious when government is bigger, research says

“If the benefits acquired in the religious exchange can be acquired elsewhere, religion becomes less useful,” researchers wrote. They added that, when it comes to the role religion plays in establishing predictability and control in society, “the power and order emanating from God can be outsourced to the government.”


 
“If a secular entity provides what people need, they will be less likely to seek help from God or other supernatural entities. Government is the most likely secular provider,” the researchers concluded.

Well that's the best argument for government services and probably why the right wing churches oppose government spending on social services. Drive the people to god through desperation. 

The headline is very misleading. The study isn't about big government, it's about government provision of services that provide security. You can have big government that does shit for the poor and middle class (suggesting USA examples is left as an exercise for the reader).
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Posted: Apr 23, 2018 - 10:16am

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this may give you pause regarding the deification of political beliefs and their faithful representatives...

the original source article is behind a paywall, i may try and find it later

Government vs. God? People are less religious when government is bigger, research says

“If the benefits acquired in the religious exchange can be acquired elsewhere, religion becomes less useful,” researchers wrote. They added that, when it comes to the role religion plays in establishing predictability and control in society, “the power and order emanating from God can be outsourced to the government.”
 
The correlation between dysfunctional or successful social safety nets and religiosity isn't new. Another source of such studies is Phil Zuckerman.

PS: Even Marx saw that a long time ago when he talked about "the opium of the people."
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Posted: Apr 23, 2018 - 9:52am

this may give you pause regarding the deification of political beliefs and their faithful representatives...

the original source article is behind a paywall, i may try and find it later

Government vs. God? People are less religious when government is bigger, research says

“If the benefits acquired in the religious exchange can be acquired elsewhere, religion becomes less useful,” researchers wrote. They added that, when it comes to the role religion plays in establishing predictability and control in society, “the power and order emanating from God can be outsourced to the government.”



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Posted: Apr 23, 2018 - 9:13am

In White America, Girls’ Clitorises Were Cut Off Because Christian Parents Feared Masturbation
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Posted: Apr 7, 2018 - 12:05pm

Crusading Christian DA resigns after being accused of trading light sentences for sex with defendants

A Christian prosecutor who regularly boasted of waging culture wars against liberals resigned this week amid allegations that he gave women drug dealers lighter sentences in exchange for sexual favors.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Bedford County District Attorney William Higgins stepped down from his position after he was charged by a grand jury of offering female convicts leniency if they met his sexual demands.

Per the Post-Gazette, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office charged Higgins with “obstructing administration of law or other governmental function, official oppression, recklessly endangering another person, intimidation of witnesses or victims and hindering apprehension or prosecution.”

“District Attorney Higgins traded his power and law enforcement authority for sexual favors and violated his oath to the people of Bedford County — compromising the security of his community and the safety of confidential informants,” state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement on the grand jury indictment.

As Patheos notes, Higgins in the past has not been shy about being a pro-Christian culture warrior, and has in the past boasted about being attacked by the American Civil Liberties Union.

“I guess I should take solace in the fact that the liberals are mad at me – again,” he said in 2014 regarding the case of a 14-year-old accused of desecrating a statue of Jesus. “If that tends to upset the ‘anti-Christian, ban-school-prayer, war-on-Christmas, oppose-display-of-Ten-Commandments’ crowd, I make no apologies.”


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Posted: Mar 29, 2018 - 3:58pm

An Easter Message Beyond Belief
by Rev. William Alberts
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Posted: Mar 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Original Snowflakes™
Sweet Jesus ice cream shops face boycott, as Christians call its branding 'hate speech'
Toronto-based chain recently expanded into the U.S., which has raised concerns, online petitions

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 - 11:55pm

Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight
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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 - 2:12pm

Cue the frothin' far-right...
'Christianity as default is gone': the rise of a non-Christian Europe
Figures show a majority of young adults in 12 countries have no faith, with Czechs least religious

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Posted: Mar 17, 2018 - 12:25pm

Oh Magog! Apocalyptic Christianity Returns to U.S. Foreign Policy
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Posted: Mar 7, 2018 - 1:48pm

Newt Gingrich tells Collier audience 'secular, atheist philosophy' is threat to Christianity

The secular philosophy of the left in Western society is at least as grave a danger to Christianity as that posed by terrorist groups such as Islamic State group and al-Qaida, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Saturday night in North Naples.

The Republican from Georgia addressed about 300 people at The Ritz-Carlton for the annual Speaker Event dinner of the Ave Maria School of Law.

“The rise of a secular, atheist philosophy” in the West is "an equally or even more dangerous threat” to Christianity than terrorist organizations that will kill Christians if “they don’t submit,” Gingrich said.

He said religious institutions such as the Ave Maria School of Law in North Naples can serve as “centers of resistance“ to those “two horrendous wars underway against Christianity.”

The secular philosophy dominates universities and is embraced by newspaper editors and Hollywood, Gingrich said. It represents “a repudiation of everything we’ve learned about the importance of the spiritual world,” he said. (...)


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Posted: Mar 6, 2018 - 10:46pm

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(...) So that's the story of the koolaid.  
 
My condolences

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Posted: Mar 6, 2018 - 10:19pm

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Ok, 'fess up. Who gave them the Kool-Aid?

Such a fussy G-d.
 
What mysteriously springs to mind is this.


 
The oven is fine. The cooktop can only be lit with a match, (new sparkers cost more than it's worth) which is a real first-world problem, but we bought it 2 decades ago when it was an emergency so we just got whatever the store had and really have been underwhelmed with it so it's going to find a happy home somewhere else. The Bosch washer dryer set was bought used for $250 so we can't really complain but we will. I've repaired the washer 2x on simpler stuff but now it won't drain/spin except on a couple of settings, and not at all if the water is warm. So we've been using cold water to wash, which is okay usually but now even that is going. Analysis says this is also at least two bits of computer chips/sensors that would cost hundreds. So it's toast. The dryer stopped heating last year, and never really did heat well. I take it apart for a cleaning once in a while and Sunday while I had it open, stuck a multimeter on it to confirm that the heating element ($300, no longer available) was toast. It was. But while I was cleaning the heating element, I managed to break one of the little coils so now it trips the breaker, killing both it and the washer that plugs into it with a German cord and German voltage too I dunno.

So that's the story of the koolaid.


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Posted: Mar 6, 2018 - 10:03pm

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We're shopping for appliances because they all decided to crap out together like some Jim Jones cult.

TIL about Sabbath Mode.
 
Ok, 'fess up. Who gave them the Kool-Aid?

Such a fussy G-d.
 
What mysteriously springs to mind is this.

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Posted: Mar 6, 2018 - 9:50pm

We're shopping for appliances because they all decided to crap out together like some Jim Jones cult.

TIL about Sabbath Mode.
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Posted: Mar 4, 2018 - 4:35pm

Cold-War Fascism, and Neo-Moonies: The Bizarre Story Behind the AR-15 Church Ceremony
(...) In a 2016 video posted to Hyung-jin’s YouTube channel, President Donald Trump’s son Eric can be seen speaking at the opening of the Tommy Gun Warehouse in Greeley, PA, a business owned by Kook-jin Moon’s Kahr Firearms Group. Afterwards, Hyung-jin is seen socializing with Eric Trump and assorted militiamen as his wife and church co-leader, Yeon Ah Lee-moon, engages in animated conversation with Eric’s wife, Lara.

Like his father, Rev. Hyung-jin is an ultra-right anti-communist extremist. Clad in camouflage jackets, a bullet crown, and black Carhartt overalls, Hyung-jin nurses a single-minded obsession with the divine power of firearms, martial arts, and the “Rod of Iron.”

In a February sermon, Hyung-jin uses the language of the alt-right in a three-hour rant in which he comes off as a macho, spoiled rich-kid — not unlike Eric Trump or Donald Trump, Jr. Speaking in a rapid, clipped tone, he offers “Bro”-accented fulminations to parishioners about how they’re “little babies” and “little beta-male wimps, beta-girl, beta-women wimps,” “dumb idiots” who have “clearly never been beat up by MMA guys” or “high-level alpha-guys” like him who can “see right through your crap.”

The latest neo-Moonie stunt provides ample reason for looking into the strange history of the Moon sect, which was born in the neo-fascist national security and foreign intelligence circles of Asia at the dawn of the Cold War. (...)


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brutal
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