The Christian Reich

Christianity began as a truly benevolent and heartfelt religion based on charity, love, and acceptance.   Jesus himself, as portrayed in the Bible at least, was the epitome of all of these things.  He was almost enamored by the outcasts of society and shunned...

Evangeliculled

Evangelicals, especially the Word of Faith segment of the Religious Right, speak a different language.  If you have ever seen and chuckled over Tom Cruise’s acronym, Xenu-speak peppered video about Scientology, you have unwittingly seen and chuckled over many Evangelical’s thoughts and feelings about...

The Gas About Religion and State

The Gas about Religion and State Like it or not, humans are predictable, no matter what you are hearing from mass media these days. Politics and religion are two of the most consistent and predictable behaviors of all. Can you remove politics from religion? No....

Spirituality: The New Religion for the New Age

  By DG Mattichak Jr Only fifty years ago spirituality in the West was Christian. The vast majority of us thought of ourselves as Christian and attended church regularly. Up until that time Western concepts of spiritual revolved around saving your soul through living a good...

Like Talking to a Brick Wall

In the very early days of my religious zealotry, I invited a Southern Baptist friend to visit one of the charismatic services at my Word of Faith church.  Like every baby Christian I was red hot for Jesus and out to save the world. ...

The Epitome of Christian Hypocrisy & Homophobia

Watch this "pastor, Reverend Welton Gaddy, from a North Carolina church tell his congregation not to vote for "baby killer" Obama and how he would get rid of all of the "queers" in a very Adolf Hitler fashion.  

The Kids Aren’t Alright: The Next Generation of the Christian Right

Meg Butler On the small burgundy shag pulpit at the front of the Truth Tabernacle Church in Greensburg, Indiana, several toddlers stand in line, waiting for their turn to speak into the mike. Up next is a blonde little boy, “aw”-inducingly cute in his navy...

Generation X Becoming Less Christian, Less Republican

Members of Generation X – the 35 million Americans born between 1965 and 1972 – have become less Christian and less Republican over the course of their adult lives, a new study by Trinity College shows. Striking declines in the number of Catholics and...

Does God Exist?

"I don't believe in God. I believe in something, just not in God". When questioned about their belief in God, a lot people seem to have a very narrow view of what God is supposed to be, inextricably linked to organized religion. When they cannot...