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MEMBERS ONLY: Thank God For Tony Perkins And His Trump Mulligan

The Banter Long Read: As a militant atheist, I generally don’t keep my rock bottom opinion of religion to myself. I do, however, reserve most of my criticism for the religious right because they’re not just everything wrong with religion, they dial it up to 11. They’re so cartoonishly evil, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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What Is The Point Of Christianity?

Peace and blessings to you all from our Lord, Jesus Christ. As most ROK readers are doubtlessly aware, Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the Western world today. Criticize Islam and you will be branded a “xenophobic white supremacist.” Criticize Judaism and you become an “anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi bigot.” Criticize Christianity, however, and you might […]

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Bantercast Episode 24: How to Choose a Religion

In today’s show, Ben and Michael discuss how to choose a religion. Are you interested in Buddhism? Does Christianity make sense to you? Do you even need a religion in the first place, and why isn’t atheism enough? We grapple with the deep questions and help you figure out which (if any) spiritual …Continue reading […]

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This Proud Nazi Republican is Now Having Divinely Inspired Dreams

Remember Paul Nehlen, the Republican candidate looking to unseat Paul Ryan? He’s the nice businessman from Wisconsin who recently decided to come out of the Nazi closet and tell Trump’s voters that he thinks Jews are a dangerous threat to the vaunted white race. But Nehlen is not content to just be …Continue reading Continue […]

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Trump is Inflaming the Israel/Palestine Conflict Because He Needs a War

If you’re not already aware of it, on Tuesday Trump announced that he’s going to move the United Stated embassy to Jerusalem and officially recognize the city as the capital of Israel. This is the diplomatic and religious equivalent of a nuclear first strike, intended to incite widespread …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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10 Fictional Religions From Movies and TV That Don’t Involve Jedi or the Force

Many scifi and fantasy books explore religious themes: Octavia E. Butler’s Earthseed, Philip K. Dick’s Mercerism, etc. Onscreen, there’s no bigger spirituality movement than Star Wars’ Force. But there’s more to religion in genre movies and TV than the Jedi… so much more. Have you heard the good news?Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Bantercast Episode 17: Michael and the Mongolian Shaman

After a two week break, Ben and Michael are back with a brand new episode of the Bantercast. In today’s show, Michael discusses his experience meeting a Mongolian Shaman and Ben talks about his crazy trip to the Amazon Jungle. It’s a thought provoking show with insight into the world’s oldest …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Religious Employers May Not Be Able to Take Away Your Birth Control After All

Back in October when the president signed an executive order about birth control coverage, we thought—and he probably thought—that it would allow religious employers to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees. Notre Dame thought that too. But it appears all of us were wrong.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Can Christianity Be Made More “Muscular”?

Several articles on this website pertain to how weak, effeminate, and ineffectual modern religion is, particularly Christianity, and that’s certainly true, but what if I were to tell you that this crisis of effeminate religion has already occurred, and physical culture was a major weapon in combating this? The 19th Century Crises of Abrahamic Religion […]

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Trumpism Didn’t “Corrupt” White Conservative Evangelicals, They’ve Always Been Horrible People

There’s an entire cottage industry of conservative pundits who are shocked, shocked, I tell you!, that America’s right wing is full of racists, hypocrites and all around horrible people.One of these newly woke pundits is Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post whose entire job these days seems to be …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: How Close Are We to a Religious Military Coup?

The Banter Long Read: Half a century ago, conservative Christian Republicans were aghast at the idea of a Catholic, John F. Kennedy, being elected president because they were worried that he would put his religion before the Constitution. But that was before the American right wing made its deal …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Jesuit “Secret Rules” Is One Of The Best Manuals On Intrigue And Power Ever Written

This piece is about an antiquated manual of how-to-take-over-when-you-are-a-minority: the allegedly Jesuit Secret Rules, written in the course of the 16th century. It is a short, highly synthetic piece, amounting to roughly 40 pages in English translation. The “Society of Jesus” is said to have been created in 1534 by the Spanish nobleman and almost […]

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The Jesuit “Secret Rules” Is One Of The Best Manuals On Intrigue And Power Ever Written

This piece is about an antiquated manual of how-to-take-over-when-you-are-a-minority: the allegedly Jesuit Secret Rules, written in the course of the 16th century. It is a short, highly synthetic piece, amounting to roughly 40 pages in English translation. The “Society of Jesus” is said to have been created in 1534 by the Spanish nobleman and almost […]

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