Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

February 25th, 2021 - 3:43 pm § in Politics, Religion, Science

What science says about gender

While a battle over transgender rights plays out in Congress, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene — after being barred from serving on congressional committees for her past terroristic comments — is drawing attention to herself by going around saying, in effect, “boys are boys, and gir[...]

February 7th, 2021 - 5:38 am § in Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: In Berlin: One Building, Three Religions

Berlin’s “House of One” — read more here.[...]

February 4th, 2021 - 12:00 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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December 10th, 2020 - 11:31 am § in Christianity, Jews, Religion

A Hannukah Surprise

Of Hannuka and the Ojibwe It was a treat to open Al Jazeerah this morning and read about Anton Treuer and his fight , very much in the spirit of the Maccabees, to restore his people’s heritage.  I was so excited, I called Anton.  How fine it is on the day of memory of our […][...]

November 30th, 2020 - 3:14 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Religion

Pastor says Trump foes should be shot by firing squads

Law & Crime reports (here), “A far-right pastor and conspiracy theorist who was once banned from YouTube for hate speech … [has] some thoughts about why … the Trump administration was moving to make firing squad executions a thing again in a lame-duck session. Rick Wiles believ[...]

November 28th, 2020 - 2:05 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Religion

Retired colonel with Ph.D. in history couldn’t pass a 9th grade civics test

Douglas V. Mastriano (photo, left) is a retired Army colonel with big political ambitions and small understanding of democracy. Born in 1964, son of a Navy lifer, he graduated from a tiny Baptist college in Pennsylvania (info here) and received an Army commission at age 22. (His bio — read it [...]

November 21st, 2020 - 1:33 pm § in Biden, Christianity, Politics, Religion

Catholic bishops forget that Biden is President-elect, not Pope-elect

This article contains news and liberal commentary. Joe Biden is about to become America’s second Catholic president. JFK was the first, and when Kennedy ran for president in 1960, his religion was controversial because some people worried electing him would put the Church in charge of our gove[...]

November 16th, 2020 - 11:45 pm § in Biden, Christianity, Donald Trump, Politics, Religion, Schools & Colleges

What a Trumper thinks of Biden voters

The author of this Facebook post (photo below) was a dean and professor of business at a private college, Virginia Wesleyan University, but no longer works there. Read story here and here. As for me, a Biden voter, if this man has any standards I’d like to know what they are, because the man h[...]

November 8th, 2020 - 4:08 am § in Hypocrisy, Religion, The Ave Scene


Is Pope Frank for Real? In 2012, the Vatican accused U.S. nuns of taking up  such “radical feminist themes” as social welfare and political action.  The Romans saw  income inequality as a distraction from Roman Catholicism’s issues of contraception, abortion and same-sex marriage. There[...]

November 7th, 2020 - 1:20 pm § in Christianity, Donald Trump, Politics, Religion

Paula White’s rant for the ages (video)

Don’t miss this classic rant by Trump’s spiritual adviser! Question, though: Is God on her side? She isn’t the first person to blithely make that assumption (details here). Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]