Famine in the Bible is more than a curse: It is a signal of change and a chance for a new beginning

Joel Baden, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Yale Divinity SchoolApril 21, 2021·6 min read As the coronavirus spread rapidly around the world last year, the United Nations warned that the economic disruption of the pandemic could result in famines of “biblical proportions.” The choice of words conveys more than just scale. Biblical stories of devastating famines are familiar […]

LGBTQ Students Sued the Dept. of Ed. for Funding Their Bigoted Christian Schools

BY HEMANT MEHTA MARCH 31, 2021 Dozens of students representing 25 different Christian colleges and universities have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education for giving federal funding to faith-based schools that discriminate against LGBTQ people. It’s an attempt to force the Biden administration to stop giving money to these bigoted Christian institutions. “The Plaintiffs seek safety and […]

Whistleblower: Australian Politicians Have Sex in the Parliament Prayer Room

BY HEMANT MEHTA MARCH 23, 2021 There’s a sex scandal involving Australia’s Parliament that’s getting a lot of attention mostly because of how lurid the stories are. In addition to separate claims of sexual abuse, there are images circulating of a government staffer masturbating on a female lawmaker’s desk (with a Parliamentary rule book in the background), […]

Lying Creationist: Evolution Says Dinosaurs Farted Themselves Into Extinction

BY HEMANT MEHTA  MARCH 15, 2021 Matt Powell, the hate-preacher and Creationist who appears to have dedicated his life to making atheists look smart, has done it again. Fresh off of his humiliating video claiming scientists believe in surfing monkeys, he’s now pretending dinosaurs farted themselves into extinction. I know this because his latest video is called […]

The Long, Slow Death of Religion

MARCH 15, 2021 BY JAMES A. HAUGHT By James A. Haught By now, it’s clear that religion is fading in America, as it has done in most advanced Western democracies. Dozens of surveys find identical evidence: fewer American adults, especially those under 30, attend church — or even belong to a church. They tell interviewers their […]

Jesus Saves (From What?)

 MARCH 19, 2021 BY KEITH GILES After reading and re-reading the New Testament, I’m now fully convinced that our view of salvation isn’t what the authors of the Gospels or the Epistles had in mind when they used this term. As I’ve mentioned in a previous article, the phrase “He saved others but he cannot save […]

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