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What I Learned About Christianity From The Druids...


...An Evangelical Christian Encounter with a European Native Religion

The author of this piece is, as stated in the footnotes, Michael T. Cooper is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries in the School of Biblical and Religious Studies at Trinity International University. His current research regards the resurgence of Paganism in the West. This paper is adapted from his dissertation entitled, “Prolegomena to a Christian Encounter with Contemporary Druidry: An Etic Perspective of a European Native Religion and its Relationship to the Western Religious Landscape.”

I thought this would be an interesting piece with which to round out the Blog Against Theocracy Blogswarm Weekend: "What I Learned About Christianity From The Druids"

Blessed Be...

Current Mood: Fascinating
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This has been making the rounds for a while ..

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]lihan161051)

but it's made the rounds to me:

The Great Global Warming Swindle
I'm not sure what to say.. )

Current Mood: cynical
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Creeping Theocracy


Official prayers in schools or at school events.
Ten commandments in courthouses and other government offices.
Handouts of (Christianist) religious literature in schools.
School field trips to religious revivals.
"Intelligent Design" in science classes.
Science and history texts being reviewed by thinly disguised religious bodies.
"Abstinence Only" as the standard for sex education.
Antiabortion terrorists being lauded and barely pursued.
"BattleCry" and other teen recruiting methods built around base emotion and violent imagery.
Pharmacists getting away with not doing their jobs because of "religious objections."
"Defense" of marriage initiatives and amendments, designed to deny rights to gays.
Gay bashing, discrimination and family rejection.
"Culture Wars" - waged by Christianists and their god warriors on the rest of us.
Police, teachers and fire department people judged to not meet "morals" standards, even if their activities are lawful.
Politicians derided as "not Christian enough".
Politicians who must parade their faith in order to get elected.
Churches and corporations teaming up to lobby.
Christianist wedge issue license plates, but no Jewish or Pagan ones.
Increasing emphasis in the corporate media on females who have lots of kids, and the whole "family friendly society" thing.
The constant crap about woman == mother even in the online world.
"Decency" laws and rules in the damnedest places.
Omnipresent Christian "witness" and Christianism in the military.
High ranking Generals making Christianist statements.
Series of books like "Left Behind".
Games where you have to convert or shoot the unbelievers - targeted at kids.
Eliminationist political blowhards and hypocrites like Coulter and Limbaugh getting serious discussions of what are essentially vicious crackpot ideas.
Bible quoting US Attorneys.
Companies that kowtow to Christianist groups like AFA.
Companies that have religious type hiring criteria.

I'm sure there's more that I've forgotten.

The point is, the military-industrial-religious complex wants to rule our nation. Are you going to sit back and let them??

Current Mood: angry
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States abstain from federal sex-ed funds


More are refusing grants to teach chastity, objecting to restrictions. )

Current Mood: pleased
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Religion. In the Genes?

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

Good Behavior, Religiousness May Be Genetic

Science Daily — A new study in Journal of Personality shows that selfless and social behavior is not purely a product of environment, specifically religious environment. After studying the behavior of adult twins, researchers found that, while altruistic behavior and religiousness tended to appear together, the correlation was due to both environmental and genetic factors.

According to study author Laura Koenig, the popular idea that religious individuals are more social and giving because of the behavioral mandates set for them is incorrect. “This study shows that religiousness occurs with these behaviors also because there are genes that predispose them to it.”

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