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Name-calling nation December 10, 2016 at 11:41 a.m.

So Slak prefers the BSMedia. Bullsh*t & Smear guys who fill his head with the BS he prefers and laps up. You don't fool anybody but yourself Slacker.

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Name-calling nation December 10, 2016 at 9:57 a.m.

Mike does like to wield the Broom of Forgetfulness to sweep things he wants us to not think about under the rug.
Kudos to PopMom!! Facts from her are far more meaningful and honest than the brain lint from Mikey.

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Study ties doctrine to church member gains, losses December 10, 2016 at 9:10 a.m.

Okay....the obvious seems to have eluded Terry Mattingly. Emphasis on doctrine reduces the need for the "true believer" to think. Just accept the dogma, stick with the traditional, and above all don't think critically about what the pastor tells you.
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Second, one of the main faults of the religion page is that it is NOT about religion but about churches. It is not about living the faith but about numbers. It is not about those who serve as exemplars of spirituality but those who sell their church the best. Today's church is as set in concrete and rigid form in both its doctrine and in its works as it is with its building structures.
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Third, the religious page is becoming more like a sports page -- best & worst teams, heroes and villains, what strategies win and which ones lose. Religion is more about the best competitors and the demagogue players who lead them. It cares little, if at all, about the actions of those away from the spotlight.

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Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI, video shows December 9, 2016 at 7:04 p.m.

This is where people who make death threats might be headed if you don't stop their nonsense.

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Pizza shop gunman says he regrets how he handled situation December 9, 2016 at 11:40 a.m.

So, it's dig up old dirt time. Let me add something that simply outdid any of this: the meme that Obama was not a US citizen and was a Muslim. More fake than a whore's confession before the conventioneers hit town.

Fake news suckers everyone of all political stripes. Tests and studies show this and one can easily access such info to confirm. So, it boils down to the maxim touted by the great American huckster, P.T. Barnum: "There's a sucker born every minute."

I would amend it to read "every second". The propaganda puppets talk with their masters' voices, they act with their masters' goading, and they believe without thinking what their masters tell them.

Thanks Becky for making the point about Trump people fueling this virulent fake news and adversely affecting an American business in the process. The political bullying needs to stop or this country is heading down the toilet with Admiral Dumba$$ Trump at the steering wheel,

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Christianity struggles Under Caesar's Sword December 3, 2016 at 8:05 a.m.

Nelson Jones gives the true picture of these statistics which conspiracy theorist Metaxas skews with his trademark one-sided opinions:

"Undoubtedly a serious finding. To some extent, however, the high figure for Christians is an artefact of the statistics. Christianity is the world’s largest religion by number of adherents, so it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to discover that the largest number affected by what might be described as persecution are Christians. That would be the case if members of all religions were equally affected by persecution. By the same logic, one would expect Muslims to be the second most persecuted group. And so Pew discovered: Muslims suffered harassment or restriction in 131 countries worldwide.

It’s almost certainly not the case that Christians are the most “persecuted” religious group in proportion to their numbers. Rather, they suffer along with other minority groups from, to take the most obvious example, the increasing prominence and, in some countries, power of strains of Islam that are uncomfortable with the very notion of religious pluralism. So, to an equal or even greater extent, are Muslims belonging to minority sects, such as the Shia in Saudi Arabia or the Ahmadi in Pakistan. Persecution against the Ahmadis, a sect not regarded by some orthodox as Muslim at all, has spread even to Britain, where recently a local newspaper in Luton was prevailed upon to apologise for the “hurt feelings” of Muslims after it carried an advertisement from the Ahmadi community.

If Christians are persecuted in many parts of the world, so are Muslims, Hindus, atheists, Buddhists and Jews. If Christians are persecutors in other (or sometimes the same) parts of the world: as are Muslims, Hindus, atheists, Buddhists and Jews. The fact that such a list of persecutors can include Buddhists, probably the faith least renowned for its zeal or intolerance, is a strong indication that by and large we are dealing with group rivalries, hatred of minorities, political struggles and only rarely a persecution based in the specifics of Christian theology."
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Metaxas blamed the Never Trump Republican movement on atheists, spouted the line that Clinton got secret radio messages during the debate, that Clinton was on heroin; Metaxas blamed Clinton for not correctly atttributing a quote she cited while refusing to correct a misquote he made in one of his books..

I find it disturbing that the religious page has dropped its standards so low as to put such a disreputable and clearly political evangelical propagandist in their religious forum. Especially one with a persecution complex!

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Hacksaw Ridge tale: Risking all for rights December 2, 2016 at 8:43 a.m.

I really hate the way Metaxas sullies Doss, a man who saved 75 soldiers from death no matter what their beliefs or nature, by comparing him to religious bigots, people who refused to help someone and treat them fairly.
Metaxas has robbed Doss of his dignity and sacrifice in order to make a cheap political point. Shame on this kind of thinking and reasoning. Sadly, it will only make America worse again.

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BRENDA LOOPER: Ill-defined words November 30, 2016 at 12:11 p.m.

Packoflies - hypocritical as usual. You got a case of the Hillary Hives anytime her name came up.
The election of DJT is not what bothers me although I have several issues with the way his campaign was conducted and the way Russia contrived to influence the outcome. No, what disturbs me is the overwhelming number of lies coming from DJT, his lack of character and moral fiber, his inability to behave with greatness while promising to make the country great, and his concern more with distractions than with his duties.
I will forever question the Republican party as a party of family values because they selected DJT. And, I must admit, that many of my conservative friends and classmates dislike DJT also. And several that voted for him are still holding their fingers crossed in hopes that he'll magically change his nature into something more mature and presidential. So far, their fingers remain tightly crossed and their frowns are deepening.
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Unless DJT changes soon, I will change the initials POTUS to POS, the latter being more appropriate to a reprobate than the former.

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Arkansas legislator says colleague considering bill to remove Clintons' names from airport November 29, 2016 at 8:07 p.m.

Somewhere there's an outhouse that needs naming and I'd like to submit the name of Jason Rapert for the honor. Fitting place for an a$$hole.

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Pence due play cast apology, Trump says November 20, 2016 at 8:06 a.m.

I think KC is probably correct and whip doesn't fel gays have the same rights he does. Neither of you owe me an apology.
Trump has better things to do than tweet on such matters. Republicans said that he would start being presidential -- he needs to do so now. Going off half-cocked with a tweet aint gonna cut the mustard.

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