Millions of Americans willfully suffer under the illusion that religious faith brings health, wealth and- I kid you not- Super Bowl victories. A recent study by the Public Religion Research Institute found that one-third of the United States believes that God plays a role in determining which team wins the Super Bowl.
|By: Peterr Monday January 7, 2013 6:30 pm|
SCOTUS made one of their periodic announcement of the schedule of arguments for upcoming cases for which they had granted a hearing, and I could not help but hear God laughing in the background. Let me draw your attention to this portion of the announcement, via SCOTUSblog…
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday September 9, 2012 9:30 am|
Polls show Mitt Romney lost badly to President Obama in the Battle of Conventions. Obama appears to have gained ground during the GOP convention and to have widened his lead over Romney during the Democratic convention.
So what does Romney do? He doubles down on culture war lies, implying over the weekend that Obama plans to remove the word “God” from the nation’s coins. Call it coining lies. I have to ask once again, should Romney somehow manage to win, why would anyone grant his victory legitimacy?
|By: Lisa Derrick Friday March 16, 2012 3:33 pm|
Everyone knows the Internet was created for two reasons: Lolcats and to allow free expression of everything else. Yet if elected, Rick Santorum promises something very un-American: To ban pornography on the Internet. That sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey–forget about it. (And teh kittehs may be next).
|By: Attaturk Monday November 14, 2011 1:30 am|
Thank goodness the GOP is rife with candidates claiming a direct line to the Almighty.
|By: Peterr Tuesday September 20, 2011 9:27 am|
From USA Today comes news of a survey by a group of Baylor researchers on the values and beliefs of the American public. The study examines the intersection of personal faith/religious expression and economic beliefs, views on gays and lesbians, spirituality and mental health, and other issues.
What leaped out at me from the USA Today write-up was the confusion that many folks on the conservative end of the religious spectrum have.
They’re worshiping Milton Friedman and calling him Jesus. Sorry, folks, but there is no commandment that reads “Thou shalt pull thyself up by thine own bootstraps.”
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday June 21, 2011 8:00 pm|
I have family in Tennessee. Tennessee is home to lots that is good about America: barbecue, blues, jazz, Elvis, the St. Jude Memorial Research Center/Children’s Hospital, not to mention some gorgeous scenery and important history. But gods have mercy on us, they are crazy there. And it is just getting worse. …
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday July 5, 2010 5:00 pm|
Sean Tracey’s documentary The Jesus Guy takes a look at a bearded peripatetic preacher who dresses in a white robes and engages people on street corners, in auditoriums and schoolrooms. Tracy caught up with “What’s Your Name?” (real name Carl) after his appearances on 20/20 and Good Morning America and follows him during his three year mission ministering in New Jersey.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday May 31, 2010 5:00 pm|
Why are we here on earth? What the meaning of existence? What is man’s purpose? What started the Universe? Where was God during the Holocaust? What is Truth? Should people have sex before marriage? What is the best way to find happiness? Where is the afterlife? Where are the voices in my head coming from? [...]
|By: Laura Flanders Monday May 19, 2008 5:00 pm|
Tonight on GRITtv, The Nation‘s Betsy Reed, the MediaChannel’s Danny Schechter and Air America’s Lionel consider weigh in on the question: whatever happened to the “Gotcha Press”? We also ask Austin Dacey: in a religion-soaked campaign, how can secularists compete?