Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

August 31st, 2021 - 2:36 pm § in Health, Religion

The anti-maskers’ “image of God” argument

A Catholic school in Michigan sued to overturn a state mask mandate, arguing that “God created us in His image, we are masking that image.” An Ohio GOP state legislator refused to wear a mask using a similar argument. Across the U.S., people claiming to be Christians tender arguments lik[...]

August 23rd, 2021 - 1:51 am § in Misc., Religion

Aliens go to Hell

Creationist Ken Ham (bio here), who built the “Noah’s Ark” theme park in Kentucky (details here), doesn’t think there’s life outside of Earth. And if such life exists, they’re not entitled to salvation. “Jesus came to save us, not to another planet to save another race of beings,[...]

August 2nd, 2021 - 4:14 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, Religion

You can’t appeal laws that don’t exist

“Justice Stephen Breyer denied a request … from a Maine church that sought to block the state from enforcing or reinstating Covid restrictions in the wake of the Delta variant surge,” CNN reported on Monday, August 2, 2021 (read story here). To be clear, the church was appealing re[...]

July 10th, 2021 - 8:52 pm § in Christianity, Donald Trump, Politics, Religion

Is politics costing evangelical pastors their following?

Last week, a report issued by the Public Religion Research Institute, a respected polling organization (background info here), contained a stunning statistic: The percentage of Americans who identify with evangelical churches has dropped from 23% to 14% since 2008, a decline of nearly 40% in a dozen[...]

July 10th, 2021 - 5:49 pm § in Religion, Science

Who cares if photons from 6,500 light years away accelerate like crazy?

“Scientists have long known the Crab Nebula [is] a very energetic astrophysical object …. But recently, [they] discovered it is even more energetic than they thought. Using an array of state-of-the-art detectors on … the Tibetan Plateau, a team … detected light particles with[...]

June 18th, 2021 - 1:52 pm § in Biden, Christianity, Politics, Religion

It’s a bad idea for Catholic bishops to sanction politicians

“The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops … has voted to proceed with drafting a formal statement on the meaning of communion, which will include whether President Biden and other politicians should be denied the rite based on their stance on abortion,” The Hill reported on Friday, [...]

June 8th, 2021 - 2:04 pm § in America, Politics, Religion

Idaho’s far right wants to renounce federal funding despite what that will do to their state

As elsewhere, a civil war is raging within Idaho’s GOP — between far right and even farther right. There are very few Democrats in Idaho. It’s a place where Ammon Bundy is fixin’ to run for governor (although he probably won’t be elected). The current fight is between p[...]

May 29th, 2021 - 3:37 pm § in Health, News Media, Politics, Religion

Report from the asylum: What the crazies are up to now

Anti-vaxxer car attack against vaccine site Video: Fox guest blames mass shootings on vaccines Pastors who preach lies about Covid-19 Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 16th, 2021 - 6:09 pm § in Christianity, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism, Religion

Trump left white evangelicals holding toxic trash

“How can you defend White evangelicals?” asks Diana Butler Bass (photo, right), a writer and scholar on religion and culture (bio here). You can’t. Rallying behind a “messiah” who has no morals, is a cheater and liar, a serial adulterer and bankrupt, with the governing [...]

May 12th, 2021 - 8:45 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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