Monthly Archives: October 2012

Why I hope Conservative Christians Will Fight Gay Marriage Tooth and Nail

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With marriage equality battles in front of the voters in four states, the faithful are out in flocks to defend traditional matrimony.  I don’t know exactly what traditional means in this context. It certainly doesn’t mean biblical, or it would … Continue reading

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Test Your Knowledge of Wild, Weird, and Outright Wacky American Religious Beliefs

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Americans in past generations lived in a sea of religion inherited largely from the Middle East by way of Europe, with home grown refinements. Most still do. When Americans venture off the continent, one of the things many find fascinating … Continue reading

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Does Romney’s Religious Devotion Make Him More or Less Trustworthy?

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Mitt Romney may be a member of a religious minority, but conservative Christians are working hard to think of him as “one of us.” Romney himself is hoping that they will take his religious devotion as a sign that he … Continue reading

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9 Clues That Reproductive Policy Is Economy Policy

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Anybody who says that talking about reproductive rights is a distraction from talking about economics is not running the numbers. A study of 9000 women showed that access to free contraception radically dropped the rate of unintended pregnancies, two thirds … Continue reading

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The Same God? Twelve Beliefs the Mormon Church Might Not Want You to Know About

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This decade has been called, “The Mormon Moment,” the time that America’s largest home-grown religion finally comes into its own as a part of the Christian tapestry. Even some LDS quirks seem to be turning into positives.  Shifting sexual mores … Continue reading

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Jesus loves Me. He Can’t have a wife!

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Was Jesus married? The question is ancient—perhaps as old as the question of his divinity. On September 18, at a conference in Rome, Harvard historian Karen L. King, unveiled an ancient scrap of papyrus  with Coptic script in which Jesus … Continue reading

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Was Jesus Married? A Religion Scholar Decodes the Clues

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 Guest editorial by Dr. Tony Nugent, symbologist and religion professor. A 4th Century papyrus fragment, now being called The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, has reignited the controversy over whether Jesus was or was not married. While many scholars believe the … Continue reading

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