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Exploring the Creation-Evolution Controversy


For those of you who are interested in further exploring the Creation vs. Evolution controversy, here's a Talk Origins website that covers the subject quite thoroughly.


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Purgatory Without End


The Economist asks, "Why is America so prone to wars of religion?"

IN 1782, a French immigrant named Hector St John de Crèvecoeur predicted that America was destined to be a much more secular place than Europe. In America “religious indifference” was rapidly becoming the rule, and “the strict modes of Christianity as practised in Europe” were being lost. “Persecution, religious pride, the love of contradiction, are the food of what the world commonly calls religion,” he argued. In America, their absence meant that religious passion “burns away in the open air, and consumes without effect.”

Suffice to say that de Crèvecoeur has not found a place alongside Alexis de Tocqueville as an anatomist of the American soul. In Europe religion doesn't rise to the level of burning away “in the open air”; in fact, it barely smoulders. Most European politicians would rather talk about sexually transmitted diseases than their own faith in God. The hugely bulky European constitution doesn't mention Christianity.Read more... )

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Another interesting blog


I found another interesting progressive Christian blog that I think you might enjoy:

Off The Beaten Track

And the Occult Investigator steps in with a scriptural challenge.

"19 Do not put out the Spirit’s fire; 20 do not treat prophecies with contempt. 21 Test everything. Hold on to the good. 22 Avoid every kind of evil."

1 Thessalonians 5:19-22

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Christian activist group goes after Ford Motor Co.

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Not-so-bright ideas


Has anyone heard about thie Witch Wars Defense Manual being sold by Ed Hubbard of "Witch School"? Has anyone read it?

I need to get a copy, because the PR and the accompanying blog 'clang' when I ping them. The copy and the whole intent doesn't sit quite right with me.

(PRWEB) June 1, 2005 -- While many Americans are becoming worried and fearful of the recent Christian Evangelical Movement's actions to consolidate political and judicial authority over the United States, some have more to fear than others. Among the Christian Conservatives stated goals is to 'wipe out Paganism in America.' This goal seeks to deny legal and Constitutional recognition of all non-biblical faiths as non-religions and corrupt.This has direct consequences to a growing faith of Wicca, whose followers are know as Wiccans and often use the word Witch to describe themselves. But Wiccans are not being silent. Author Ed Hubbard has been speaking out, and has published the book 'Witch Wars Defense Manual.' The book explains the underpinnings to the current Christian march to power, and how bad it is going to get before it is all over.

Now, I know that a lot of Pagans get pissed off when this subject is raised, seeing it as 'scaremongering'. And done the way Hubbard is doing it, it is. I guess I should shell out the money to get this manual, and give it a proper Sunfellian critique. Otherwise, we'll be marching right into the lion's den.


UPDATE: The author himself, bless his little cotton socks, has offered to send me a free copy. I took him up on it. I warned him that he'll get it back all full of little sticky notes. So, we'll see what happens. Review to come.

Crossposted to [info]sunfell

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