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God’s Emotions Series Now Available as Podcasts, YouTube, Blogposts

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Thanks to requests from readers, God’s Emotions is now available in three media:  audio, video, or plain old written word. What suits you? Anger, disgust, jealousy, regret, grief, love . . . The Bible authors wrote as if God has emotions, … Continue reading

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Why Good Christians do Bad Things to Win Converts

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At Alternet: How the Fundamentalist Mind Compels Conservative Christians to Force Their Beliefs on You Evangelicals wear their religion on T-shirts and around their necks and on car bumpers and eye-blacks. They hand out tracts on college campuses and stage … Continue reading

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Righteous Abortion: How Conservative Christianity Promotes What It Claims to Hate

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One of the great ironies of American society is that America’s high rate of abortion can be directly attributed to conservative Christianity’s obsession with controlling and suppressing sexuality. The most effective way to reduce abortion is to de-stigmatize sexuality, improve sexual … Continue reading

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The Fragile Boundary Between Religion and Child Abuse

Valerie Tarico interviews Janet Heimlich, author of Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment. During eight years working for NPR, Heimlich never shied away from controversial topics. She won nine journalism awards, in part by doggedly exposing injustices in … Continue reading

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God’s Emotions 9: A Maker of Gods

Note:  This concludes the series, “God’s Emotions: Why the Biblical God is so Very Human.”  Parts 1-8  are available at this website, Awaypoint.wordpress.com. Man is, and always has been, a maker of gods. It has been the most serious and … Continue reading

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God’s Emotions 8: God Cares About What I Care About

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Note:  This is Part Eight in a series, “God’s Emotions: Why the Biblical God is so Very Human.”  Parts 1-7 are available at this website, Awaypoint.wordpress.com. You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns … Continue reading

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God’s Emotions 7: The Stepford Jesus (Love and Narcissism)

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Note:  This is Part Seven in a series, “God’s Emotions: Why the Biblical God is so Very Human.”  Parts 1-6 are available at this website or at http://www.awaypoint.wordpress.com. I am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody … Continue reading

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