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05/11/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
More Thunder on the Right: The Propaganda Ministry of Christian Broadcasting
Categories :: Religion Thanks to reader Steve Wolfson, who sent an expansive and riveting Columbia Journalism Review article on Christian evangelical broadcasting in America. Its reportage on the movement’s sheer numbers, cultivated by extraordinarily brash propagandists, is enough, however, to prompt one to...


05/05/05 :: By Drew Johnston
The Gospel According to Jeb
Categories :: Religion :: Sex :: Women's Rights

Republican morality, meet Christian morality. Oh, I see you haven't met.




04/19/05 :: By Tom Ball
Joseph Ratzinger New Pope, Ballots Burned, No exit Polls!!
Categories :: Religion

Remain vigilant as the Bush Administration spins the new Catholic Leader as a stalwart icon of Bush's neoconservative agenda citing their shared (I hate to use the term, but...) "Culture of Life". And remember this about Pope John Paul II:




04/14/05 :: By Tom Ball
A Pornographic Celebration of Death
Categories :: Religion

"Yeah," Bernie said, ramming a cookie into his mouth, "that's the difference between you and me. I think. I think the Pope fought everything Bush stands for with all his might -- he publicly called on world leaders, especially those on the UN Security Council, to thwart Bush's resolution on Iraq and to ward off the destruction he knew the Bush administration was planning. He even sent Cardinal Pio Laghi, a friend of Poppy's, as his special envoy to plead with Bush not to invade Iraq, but Bush told him it would all be over in the wink of an eye. Just trust me, Bush says. I think," Bernie continued, "as does investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, that the Pope, if not convinced, was at least fearful that Bush was the anti-Christ warned about in The Revelation.




03/24/05 :: By Drew Johnston
Audrey and Terri - A Study in Fraud
Categories :: Outrages :: Propaganda/Spin :: Religion

In 1981, Audrey Santo became a living relic after an accident left her permanently brain damaged. Today, we compare Audrey to our own living relic of political convenience.




03/23/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
An Eruption of Censorship
Categories :: Censorship :: Religion

The American Taliban has another notch on its belt.




02/07/05 :: By Tom Ball
Was Bush Prophesized in the Book of Revelations?
Categories :: Religion

People have been speculating on the emergence of an antichrist ever since there was a Christ. In similar fashion, people have been speculating the end of the world ever since people began to comprehend what 'the world' was.

So toss these two happy thoughts together and you get an uplifting prophecy from the book of Revelations that says the 'Antichrist' will appear, and he will mark the end of time.

Fortunately for us, the bible has a prophecy-hit-percentage of exactly ZERO .




01/21/05 :: By Drew Johnston
The Unbearable Gayness of Children's Television
Categories :: Blowhards :: Gay Rights :: Humor :: Religion

I don't get it. The media basically hands the reins of power to the "moral" Religious Right, and what do they do? They blow it by going after a cartoon character. I'm not surprised, though. They've done this before. Many times, in fact.




01/03/05 :: By Tom Ball
Christian Right Vs. Christian Left: Conversations with Conservatives
Categories :: Conservatives :: Framing 101 :: Religion

On the left, religion is met with a feeling of nurturance, tolerance and compassion. This is reflected in the lefts immediate reaction to the global disaster -- helping those in need in any way possible -- focusing on those most vulnerable.

On the right, religion is a vehicle of punishment, intolerance, and constant judgment as well as a convenient tool for rationalizing inhumane behavior. This is symbolized by the following conversation (paraphrased to account for imperfect memory):




01/02/05 :: By Stu Finkel
Will Their Hubris Finally Get Them?
Categories :: Blowhards :: Conservatives :: Religion For those of you not familiar with him, James Dobson is bigger and more important than either Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson have ever been. As head of Focus on the Family, he has spearheaded the Christian Right's drive...


12/24/04 :: By Delton Murphy
Happy Chiskwannakah!
Categories :: Hypocrisy :: Outrages :: Religion

Generally speaking, no matter how crappy or tumultuous the year has been, the Holidays often bring us short-lived cheer that carries us into the New Year.

Well, at least it used to...




11/27/04 :: By Bob Kendall
Do You Really Think George Bush is "Born Again"?
Categories :: Religion

The Bible does say, “By their fruits ye shall know them”, and it also says, “That which one sows, they shall also reap!”




11/25/04 :: By Tom Ball
Banned Declaration of Independence Story is Bogus
Categories :: Religion

Drudge breathlessly posted the headline warning, "Declaration of Independence Banned..." Once again, Drudge is a critical voice in the right-wing echo chamber, giving legs to a story that was picked up by both Reuters and the AP. Of course the 'story' was so incredibly one-sided as to border on an outright lie.




11/24/04 :: By Tom Ball
Bush Appointed Taliban-Style Fundamentalist Crackpot to the FDA
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Conservatives :: Fundamentalism :: Religion :: Women's Rights

In a brilliant display of contempt for the populace and women in general, Bush appointed a 'doctor' that prescribes scripture as treatment for symptoms of PMS, depression and other ailments.




11/08/04 :: By Bonnie Yarbrough
The Seal is Broken (Again)
Categories :: Religion

George W. Bush has broken the great seal separating church from state, the seal of “religious indifference” that de Crevècoeur in 1782 recognized as the distinguishing trait of Americans.




10/22/04 :: By Drew Johnston
The Deification of George W. Bush
Categories :: Conservatives :: George W. Bush :: Religion

The right-wing Christians in the conservative power structure are trying to make Bush into some sort of saint. Am I the only one that's disgusted by this?




10/20/04 :: By Stu Finkel
The Faith-Based Presidency, Laura Bush, and The Grand Inquisitor
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Philosophy :: Religion

George W. Bush's faith-based presidency is based on the fallacy that true belief depends on being unquestioning. Even Laura Bush's favorite author Dostoyevsky, himself an ardent Christian conservative, knew better: faith is based precisely on being free to not believe, and to believe nonetheless.




08/05/04 :: By Drew Johnston
A Delicate Issue: Point-Counterpoint
Categories :: Religion

This is an interesting story, one that will probably be popping up throughout the political community over the next few days. It's the kind of thing that sounds ridiculous at first brush, but it ends up being surprisingly complex. Here's a synopsis: A woman is fired from the telecommunications company she worked at after she broke a company policy forbidding pork products on the premises. The CEO and administrators were Muslims who followed the Koran's very strict regulations regarding pork (they won't even touch pork, or anything that has been touched by pork).




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  • The Gospel According to Jeb
  • Joseph Ratzinger New Pope, Ballots Burned, No exit Polls!!
  • A Pornographic Celebration of Death
  • Audrey and Terri - A Study in Fraud
  • An Eruption of Censorship
  • Was Bush Prophesized in the Book of Revelations?
  • The Unbearable Gayness of Children's Television
  • Christian Right Vs. Christian Left: Conversations with Conservatives
  • Will Their Hubris Finally Get Them?
  • Happy Chiskwannakah!
  • Do You Really Think George Bush is "Born Again"?
  • Banned Declaration of Independence Story is Bogus
  • Bush Appointed Taliban-Style Fundamentalist Crackpot to the FDA
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