Will Religious Freedom Continue to Ring?

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If America persecutes Christians so badly, she should try living in Pakistan, Iran, or North Korea. THEN she can grouse  & kvetch about persecution & ” oppression “, etc.

Oddly enough, in half a heartbeat, these same folks would start a theocracy where no differing opinions, views or expressions thereof would be tolerated. But Christians should be given a free pass, I guess…..

Trust me, any group would get the same ” no confidence ” vote from me – Religious, extreme Dawkins atheist, neo – Conservative, Uber – Liberal or extreme vegan. Religious extremists get little to no sympathy from me even in the U.S. Bible Belt anymore than any other group.

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Is the Bible Literally True? No, Of Course Not!

A nice, objective opinion, which means that a lot of Religious Right zealots will be madder than a Baptist in a brothel, a wet hen, a poked bear, you get my drift about this. My own relatives, for instance, who are very religiously AND politically ultra – conservative come to mind. In fact, I may send this little Op – Ed piece just to stir them up. I owe them. 🙂

I was RAISED religious, but as I grew older, I started to think more critically about such matters. Christian scripture has been through many, many hands over many, many lifetimes, & humans are fallible beings, so therefore the Bible is NOT 100 % infallible after being interpreted & re – interpreted by all those different hands.

Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, printed his OWN version of ” The Good Book “. I’m not sure of the contents, but if I recall correctly, his version omitted much of the Old Testament ( Which so many Religious Right followers tend to follow rather than the teachings of Jesus, strangely enough ), & so many different publishing houses have published different versions of the Bible that it can, IMHO, no longer be referred to as the ” inerrant word of God ” ( Which probably means that Samson probably DIDN’T slay a thousand with the jaw – bone of an ass, or that the Earth / possibly the entire universe was not created in a period of 6 literal 24 – hour days, or that Jesus was not born on 25 December ( more likely towards the early Spring ) ). Bishop Usher added the part about the Earth being created 6,000 years ago.

Is the Bible historically accurate, & if so, how much ? I don’t pretend to know, & my time machine is being re – tuned. 🙂 They obviously didn’t fact – check during those days. So my answer would very likely be a firm ” NO “.

Just some thoughts on a lazy Sunday afternoon, as I am getting used to this relatively  Dell Inspiron computer.

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The Donald Trump Trainwreck

Well.  I must’ve been mistaken. Or half – awake. Or BOTH. I thought I read a Beliefnet piece taking up for The Donald being persecuted for his faith ( although I think that he believes that he’s God. 🙂 ). Personally I think his whole campaign has been a multi – gazillion dollar publicity stunt.

Hey – if he wants he can move Trump Towers, Trump Plaza AND his casinos airlifted & shipped a section at a time to an island in the Pacific ( he could do Nauru Island a WORLD of good. Look up Nauru to see what I mean. Or Pitcairn. ) or someplace in the Caribbean.

His ego would take up 2 / 3rds of the space.

I also believe that Ann Coulter is a secret liberal who fakes being a raging hyper – conservative. 🙂

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A Christian Case Against Donald Trump

I’m not going to question ” The Donald’s ” personal beliefs or their strength or sincerity, but I would NOT vote for him if he were the only choice in the USA. Nor any Republican.

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