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Interview and book


Interesting interview from the author of a pretty good book:


The book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1560257970/sr=8-1/qid=1139917993/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-7715334-3867924?%5Fencoding=UTF8

Current Mood: working
Current Music: Spocks Beard
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A house divided against itself cannot stand

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]multiclassgeek)

Interesting article of Dispensationalism/End-Time prophecy here, from the Dallas Times


"Every generation of prophecy interpreters has seen the events of their own day as somehow fitting the signs of the end," says historian Boyer. - And he's not wrong.

Current Mood: tired
Current Music: U2 - City Of Blinding Lights (IMH)
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Part II of my strategy series: Party-crashing!

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]amethyst_hunter)

This part will be long because of its activity-centric content, so I'm splitting it into bits. This post is mainly in regards to political parties.

ACT II, Part I: Enforcement: If The Fabric Won’t Work With You, Don’t Work With The Fabric (AKA the ‘Legally Blonde’ Rule) )

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A question from a non-christian


I understand that the purpose of this community is to discuss and possibly combat the theocratic right.

Although from my understanding of the theocratic right, it appears to be their view that any Christians in this type of community who agree with the purpose of this community are equally as non-christian as the non-christians in this community, if not more so.

And that there are people out there who group the entirety of Christianity in the same group. (I do not)

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to counteract the impression, as well as act for positive change in this theocratic right/Dominionist dominated country? (I'm in the US, and non-christian...)

If this post is not allowed, I do apologise and will delete it ASAP.


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LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]another93)

Thy Kingdom Come
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006. From America’s Providential History, by Mark A. Beliles and Stephen K. McDowell, published by the Providence Foundation. The authors hold courses and seminars based on the book that were attended by more than 25,000 people in 2004. Originally from Harper's Magazine, February 2005.
Sources read more )

Current Music: A23 - King of Insects
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US right responds to anti-Muslim cartoon controversy

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]vanar_en_daeor)

Found this article in my surfing and thought it might be of interest.


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America's Moral Decline and the Rise of False Christianity

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]brigidsblest)

by Karen Horst Cobb

“This is the year God wants to make you a millionaire.” The visiting evangelist stomped back and forth on the stage of the rented school building. His “hallelujahs” and “praise God” crescendos were followed by jumping up and down. Sweat ran down his face as he proclaimed that the church members would not need to be afraid if the economy collapses and their neighbors houses are foreclosed upon because they are blessed and will have all of their needs met. The service ended with the explanation that the first step to becoming a millionaire is to pledge $200 of “seed faith money” to the church .

Read on... )

The original article can be found at: http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0216-20.htm . There are a number of good links to other articles in text there which I cannot reproduce here, so I recommend reading it there, as well.

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Something from academia

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]charlayne)

There are times my education comes in handy. This last couple of weeks my English history professor has had us reading John Locke's "A Letter Concerning Toleration, 1689". I've been going over it and it has some very valuable things to say about the separation of church and state (though not in those words, he's talking about government, princes, magistrates, and church; same diff in my opinion...)

If you want to read up, here's the link to it: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1651-1700/locke/ECT/toleraxx.htm)

Locke is prized by many of those who love the "philosophy of American Founders" thing and the quotes you can pull out of this document to use on people who want to say that the Church should run the state (or vice versa) may make their little heads just explode. I recommend letting them read this with a warning to keep duct tape on hand to fix the cranial cavity.

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As suggested in an earlier post,

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]wyldraven)

I have created a Wiki site for a recommended reading and viewing list for this community. It can be found at http://dark-christian.clanxanadu.org/.

Currently the site is password protected, mostly because it has been suggested that Dominionists might decide to vandalize the site and destroy what it contains. I personally am inclined to open it and let this community maintain the list, and trust the Wiki concepts.

But for now, it remains locked. I invite discussion on whether that should remain so.

Moderators: If my use of the community name is deemed inappropriate, let me know and I will immediately generalize and remove such references.

EDIT: The consensus is in... It is now open for editing.

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a reposting, with a reprieve from the community's keeper


I posted this very old poem by Carl Sandburg in this community, yesterday, but later noticed that it had been deleted by [info]sunfell's co-mod with the e-mailed note, "Not Appropriate." Okay . . . well, here you go, again, with [info]sunfell's blessing. Bear in mind that my reason for posting this poem is not to "attack" our current President but instead to point out that GWB is not the first U.S. President who has wrapped himself in the Shroud of Turin to get more votes. The World War One era and the early 1920's are, in a way, more complicated when considering the political puffing of Christ's corpse, in that some figures, such as William Jennings Bryan, had opposed America's entry into the First World War but were also Protestant fundamentalists. As far as copyright issues, this poem was written and originally published in the early 1920's. I might be wrong, but I believe its copyright has lapsed.

God's Children

I hear Billy Sunday
And the Kaiser and Czar
Talking about God
Like God was some pal of theirs,
Like the rest of us was in the cold outside,
Like they had been drinking beer with God,
Like as though they know whether God
Calls for a short beer or a gin fizz
Or whether God sleeps in a Y.M.C.A. dormitory
And never goes near a booze bazaar.

When I listen to Billy Sunday
Holler out loud
How God "hates a quitter,"
How God "hates a mutt,"
I can't help it---I feel just like God was some cheap dirty thing
born from a fiddler's bitch and kicked from one back door
to another.

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