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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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Trump’s “Closest Spiritual Advisor” is Completely F*cking Insane

Televangelist Paula White is apparently Donald Trump’s closest spiritual advisor and a staunch defender of the president who believes that Trump genuinely “is a Christian,” who “accepts Jesus as his Lord and savior.” Which makes all the sense in the world when you take 30 seconds to listen to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Bantercast #8: Noor Tagouri – Sex Trafficking and Heroin Addiction in America

In today’s episode of the Bantercast, Ben and Michael talk to Noor Tagouri, a Muslim American woman who made history by becoming the first woman to wear hijab in Playboy magazine. Noor Tagouri is a journalist at Newsy and has been on the road documenting heroin addiction and sex trafficking in …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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How to Encourage Your (White) Pastor to Speak Out Against White Supremacy 

Events in Charlottesville broke on Friday night and Saturday, and by late Saturday night a good number of America’s priests and ministers were scrambling to re-write whatever homilies and sermons they’d prepped for the next morning. I came across this tweet, by Traci Blackmon, the executive minister of…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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3 Reasons Why Christian Parents Are Raising Slutty Girls And Beta Males

I grew up in the Church of England (aka Anglicanism), a church that, among other heresies, permits female ordination and gay marriage. This is perhaps unsurprising given the Church’s speckled past; King Henry VIII’s sinful polygamy caused England’s 1534 split with the Church of Rome. Because it’s [insert current year]! God will understand. The creeping […]

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White British Lord Sentenced To 3 Months In Prison For Mocking Colored Guyanese Woman

The West has reached a stage in its decline at which private individuals are able to criminalize other private individuals by taking offence at them. The obvious problem with this is that, although practically anyone can find someone to offend them for some reason, only those who are reputable and within reach of the law […]

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How to Talk With Religious Conservatives About LGBT Rights

Discussing LGBT rights in conservative religious communities can be particularly challenging, both for people who are newly out and for those of us who simply wish that everyone would just hurry up and get with the civil-rights program. One can feel that those who reject the rights of LGBT people on religious grounds…Read more… Continue […]

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