Numbers from one poll showed that, “religiously unaffiliated Democrats were more than twice as likely to have attended a rally within the past 12 months compared with their religious peers” and were “significantly more likely to have contacted an elected official or to have donated to a candidate or cause” or “bought or boycotted a product for political reasons or posted political opinions online”.
They’re also far more likely to be angry over Trump than Democrats who do have religious beliefs. Studies may label them secular, but they are animated by all the convictions of a political religion.
Political participation gives their lives meaning. It offers them the opportunity to save the world. Republicans are not just political opponents, but religious foes who threaten the planet’s survival.
And what do their political beliefs tell them about the traditional great questions answered by religion?
86% believe that people’s outcomes are beyond their control. 75% believe that outcomes are caused by luck and circumstance. 94% are convinced that government should take more responsibility for people.
They believe that life is arbitrary and meaningless, except for the order imposed by government.
Government is their god and politics is their religion. Political power is their creed and their cult.
If you don’t believe in God you’ll believe in anything.
Source: The Left’s Religious War Against America
If black people weren’t visiting national parks or living in sufficient numbers in Utah, it was evidence that national parks and Utah were racist. Racism was no longer something to be discovered by witnessing its presence, but by noting the absence of some ideal multicultural diversity statistic. Civil rights shifted from lifting state sanctions that mandated discrimination against black people to imposing state sanctions that mandated discrimination on behalf of black people. Like the segregationists, they were abusing government power to impose the version of the ideal racial balance that they wanted to see.
Source: The Religion of Racism
After many labeling the sign as “anti-LGBT” expressed outrage, the church did not buckle or apologize to observes who were offended by the sign, arguing that it is called by God to warn sinners and lead them to repentance.
Truth hurts. Good for the church for not buckling.
Source: Church sign reads ‘LGBT is hate crime vs. God, repent,’ draws protest
This week it was a CrossFit executive who was fired. Next week it could be you.
Make no mistake: this is about power. There are powerful lawmakers and cultural influencers who want to shut Christians up—to make it illegal for us to speak openly about the biblical view of marriage and sexuality. They truly believe that Christianity is not only hateful, but harmful. Something that should be classified as hate speech so that the full force of the American legal system can be used to snuff out public Christianity.
Source: They’re Here, They’re Queer, and Now They’re Coming for Christians — and for Our Jobs
American Progressives are the purest form of true believers, because they have disconnected their beliefs from practical considerations. Therefore, they are immune to facts and reason. When you examine the language they use to describe politics and the culture, you see the extreme mysticism. Obama does not even really know what “left behind” means, but he is sure it is a bad thing. For him, it is a purely a spiritual issue to be thought of in those terms. Practical considerations simply have no salience for him.
Progressivism, Liberalism, Socialism, whatever you want to call it, is a false religion.
These are not churches so much as leftist political agitators.
3. “Tax and budget policies that reduce disparities between rich and poor, strengthen democracy, and provide greater opportunity for everyone within the common good.” Is this what Jesus taught? Did He complain that the people under Roman rule needed a fairer tax code?
Any church that is a member of the NCC is a fake church. Ditto for the World Council of Churches.
Source: The False Teachings of the National Council of Churches
But there is no Republican part of the Bible. Or Democratic. There are only those who adhere to the Bible and those who reject it.
Source: Don Surber: Politico discovers “the Most Republican Part of the Bible”
“If you have to, there are religious rules for beatings that must be obeyed. Guys, the goal of the beatings is rebuke in a way that does not cause injury.”
Source: WATCH: Palestinian TV issues Quranic guidelines for wife-beating | The Times of Israel
We have drifted a long way from the Founding Fathers’ clear intent about the relationship between the free exercise of religion and government. People are no longer free to apply their religious beliefs to their businesses, as the vendetta against Hobby Lobby demonstrates. The Obama administration went to court to force the Little Sister of the Poor to provide contraceptive coverage to their workers. Bakers were forced to bake cakes for gay weddings in violation of their religious beliefs.
Source: Articles: Church, State, and Melania Trump
Fort Collins Temple at dusk 10/27/2016. Photo by Cruithni.
There is no reporting on what precipitated the razzing from students. How do they know she’s an atheist? Almost certainly because she told them. Many atheists use disparaging language to describe the religious beliefs of others, and it wouldn’t surprise me a bit if that were the case here.
Source: Blog: Atheist teacher claims to be ‘bullied’ by middle school students
In that way of thinking, the purification of the German natural environment required the elimination of defiling, alien human elements such as the Jews, leading ultimately to the Holocaust. A similar extremism can be found among those environmentalists today who seriously entertain the idea of taking drastic measures to reduce human population in order to preserve the natural world.
Source: Articles: The Perils of Religious Romanticism
So you want to write about your faith—maybe you have an LDS blog, maybe you’re keeping a journal, or maybe it’s something else entirely. If you’re struggling with what to write about and want to keep
Source: 100 LDS Journal Starters For When You Don’t Feel Like Writing | LDS Living
Please understand that what happened to Street Cakes wasn’t about lesbians getting their wedding cake. If those lesbians wanted a cake in Oregon, they could have enriched God-alone-knows how many different bakeries. Instead, this was about destroying Christians’ right to withdraw voluntarily from a competitive marketplace in order to protect their religious sensibilities.
Source: The Bookworm Beat 10/23/16 – the culture war edition and open thread – Bookworm Room
When societies fail to teach morality and train the hearts of men to embrace and emulate virtuous behavior, they produce “Men without Chests,” individuals who are intelligent but behave like animals – men who don’t practice the virtues and are controlled by their appetites. Such men will lose their humanity, prophesied Lewis; they will no longer be human.
Source: Articles: Men without Chests Threaten Civilization