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Bait and switch via technology

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

I found this one on the Houston Chronicle site this morning.

Another case of religious groups trying to make sure that women are talked out of their abortions.


dogemperor [userpic]
Does God want you to be rich?

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

CNN's featured story of the moment is a summary of Time Magazine's latest cover story. It deals with the rising popularity of the "prosperity gospel" in the United States:

A booming movement that began with Evangelical Christians holds to the belief that a God who loves you does not want you to be broke. In a Time poll, 17 percent of Christians surveyed said they considered themselves part of such a movement, while a full 61 percent believed that God wants people to be prosperous.The movement's renaissance has infuriated a number of prominent pastors, theologians and commentators.
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Not sure if this is relevant

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

I notice they state the accusations, and who is making them, say they're 'untruthful' but really doesn't have any solid defense. I really want to know how they actually think these accusations aren't true.

Who Is Funding Attacks on Christians?

Bankrolling Hostility

By Chuck Colson
Christian Post Guest Columnist
Sat, Sep. 09 2006 06:34 AM ET

The full-page ad in the New York Times featured head shots of Jerry Falwell, James Dobson, and Pat Robertson. Above them, in giant type, were the words, “Meet America’s Most Influential Stem Cell Scientists.” The ad charges evangelicals with trying to turn America into a theocracy and outlaw scientific research.

This ad was one of many hysterical, vicious, and untruthful ads paid for by a group called the Campaign to Defend the Constitution, or “DefCon.” But far from defending the Constitution, DefCon, which does not have to report who they are or who is paying for these ads, is an extreme left-wing group intent on demonizing religious conservatives.

Promoting embryo-destructive stem-cell research is just one of its causes. DefCon also supports abortion, special rights for homosexuals, a radical animal-rights agenda, and force-feeding school kids an uncritical view of Darwinian evolution.

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UK TV Documentary on "End Times" theology

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

Summary from http://thecustard.tv

The Doomsday Code Saturday 16 September 2006, 7pm, Channel 4 – Tony Robinson investigates The Book of Revelations, St. John’s terrifying vision of the end of the world featuring The Anti-Christ, The Great Tribulation and the Battle of Armageddon. And he meets people who believe Israel will fight a nuclear war with the armies of Islam; millions of believers around the world will be spirited up to heaven in the blink of an eye; the Secretary General of the UN will turn out to be the Anti-Christ; and that the world will end after the Battle of Armageddon.

I have a feeling I'm going to be out of the house when this is on, so I thought I'd flag it in the hope someone else could watch it and summarise.

I happen to like Tony Robinson, both as an actor and a presenter, and I've never known him to be anything less that fair when dealing with religious topics (as he has done in the past). I'm also thinking that this could be very interesting, especially as a talking point for those of us in the UK who want to start raising awareness of the Dominionist agenda...

Current Mood: hopeful
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