Tagged: religion in politics

God Punishes Gays? Really?

God Punishes Gays? Really?

  Some people find satisfaction in other people’s misfortune. They interpret it as God’s punishment for doing something they disapprove of. Tony Perkins (at right) is one of those self-righteous people. He has become...

Blasphemy in Politics

Blasphemy in Politics

  Men and women far more learned than I have debated for centuries the idea of the “unforgivable sin.” According to the Gospels, if you commit blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, you will not be forgiven. But...

Beware the Rise of a False Prophet

Beware the Rise of a False Prophet

I am convinced that Rick Santorum is going to win the Republican nomination. And I am not saying this just because he came first last night in Alabama and Mississippi. He’s on a roll. He...

The Catholic Bishops’ Sacrilegious Hoax

The Catholic Bishops’ Sacrilegious Hoax

My mother died a devout Catholic. My father’s sister, my Aunt Bell, was devoted to Mother Church. I have many loved ones who are comforted and succored by the Church of Rome. I have...

Religion and Politics – a Miserable Mix

Religion and Politics – a Miserable Mix

I understand that America’s “religious conservatives” can’t agree to support just one Republican presidential candidate because the Catholics want to back Rick Santorum and the Evangelicals want to back Newt Gingrich. It’s puzzling because Gingrich...

Trying to Understand the Religious Right

Trying to Understand the Religious Right

At this time of year, Christians honor the Savior, a gentle Nazarene who preached love and forgiveness, and who resisted the temptation to claim power and wealth while on earth. I am no theologian,...

When Christ is Missing from  “Christianity”

When Christ is Missing from “Christianity”

The signs will soon start popping up, “Jesus is the Reason for the Season,” and there will be ads urging us to “put Christ back in Christmas.” Who puts up these signs? Who pays...

Religious Extemists Seek Control of Both Major U.S. Political Parties

Religious Extemists Seek Control of Both Major U.S. Political Parties

Zealots in the “religious right” movement are seeking to control both major political parties, so they can impose their extreme views on the people of America. That became blindingly clear to me when the...

Religious Crusaders Are Imposing Their Views on America

Religious Crusaders Are Imposing Their Views on America

I have warned before that America is in danger of becoming a theocracy, but in those blogs my complaint was against evangelical extremists. Now,  I wonder whether the Roman Catholic church might not represent...