Category: Religion

Pat Robertson’s Defective Hotline to God

On his television program “The 700 Club,” TV preacher Pat Robertson said God preordained a big victory for George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. But in view of some previous messages that Robertson claimed to receive from God, his statement could be taken with a grain of salt.

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Science Classes Should Not Teach Creationism

A bill introduced in the Ohio General Assembly would require public schools to teach competing “theories” about the origin of life. This bill is a thinly veiled attempt to put biblical creationism in science classes, where it has no business being.

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Don’t Do What Jesus Would Do!

As a guide for choosing attitudes and behavior, many Christians encourage people to ask, “What would Jesus do?” But Jesus’ teachings can harm individuals and communities. This article first appeared in the January/February 2001 issue of Freethought Today, which is published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.)

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Christianity and Women

Promise Keepers, a fundamentalist Christian men’s group, considers the Bible to be the inerrant word of God. Not surprisingly, then, the group uses Bible verses to support the subjugation of women.

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Posting the Ten Commandments on Public Buildings

In arguing to have the Ten Commandments posted on public buildings, a national group claims that the Commandments “transcend religious differences.” They apparently are unaware of the strong disagreements many religious people have over the Commandments.

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