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Moderate Christians Condemn Hate Mail and Threats against Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Shocked by hate mail to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, Christians apologize, pray, say ‘not in our name—or the name of Jesus.’ After years of receiving graphic hate mail and threats laced through with Bible verses—including wishes that her children … Continue reading

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How Iron Age Literacy Spawned Modern Violent Extremism

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Why aren’t Muslim and Christian extremists extremely peaceful? The answer lies in the Iron Age setting of the Bible and Quran—when literate cultures replaced the Golden Calf with the Sacred Text. Diplomats, religious leaders, and peacemakers of many stripes keep … Continue reading

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Christianity’s Painfully Mixed Track Record on Slavery

Taken as a package, the Bible sends mixed messages about slavery, which is why Christian leaders used the Good Book on both sides—including in the lead up to the American civil war. Should a person be able to own another … Continue reading

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Did Thomas Jefferson Actually Call the Bible a Dung Hill?

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American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, who authored the Declaration of Independence and served as the third president of the United States, also took a pair of scissors to the Bible, publishing a thin volume of the parts he thought worth … Continue reading

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Why Right Wing Christians Think They are America’s Most Persecuted

A recent Pew study found that white American Evangelical Christians think they experience more discrimination than Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, Atheists or Jews. Really?! Christianity is the majority religion in the U.S. and many kinds of legally ensconced religious privilege are … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments That Would Have Changed the World

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The American Bible Society funds an annual “State of the Bible” survey, and this spring the Christian Post cheered some of their findings: “The Bible continues to dominate both mind space and book retail space as America’s undisputed best-seller.” According … Continue reading

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Eleven Kinds of Verses Bible-Believers Like to Ignore

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Bible-believing Christians play fast and loose with their sacred text. When it suits their purposes, they treat it like the literally perfect word of God, and, in a peculiar twist of logic, they quote the Bible itself to back up … Continue reading

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