Category: Christianity

Never been more proud

  Kudos for Trump’s speech   Dear editor: After President Donald Trump gave his remarkably great speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “In over 30 years in my experience with the U.N., I never heard a bolder or more courageous speech.” Many well-respected conservative leaders praised that speech as being …

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Hands-off relationship with the truth

Sebastian Gorka, the West Wing’s Phony Foreign-Policy Guru By Bob Dreyfuss, August 10, 2017   The Breitbart News headline, back in November 2014, rang like a five-alarm fire bell: MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OVERRUNS NATIONAL CATHEDRAL IN DC. Its author, Breitbart’s national-security editor, was Dr. Sebastian L. v. Gorka, who currently occupies a top White House post …

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Self-deception started early

Howard Zinn’s July 4 Wisdom Stands the Test of Time By Howard Zinn, July 4, 2017     On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in song that God must single out America to be blessed. Is …

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We expect people to die.

The destruction of the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul is another example of the ‘culturecide’ we’ve become so used to By Robert Fisk, Thursday 29 June 2017 12:45 BST   Over the years, I’ve almost lost count of the priceless treasures of art and antiquity which I’ve seen with my own eyes – and which now …

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The very DNA of American Christianity

Why did this powerful church group struggle to denounce white supremacy? By Daniel José Camacho, Saturday 17 June 2017   Condemning white supremacy and the alt-right movement shouldn’t be hard. But the Southern Baptist Convention – the nation’s largest Protestant denomination– had its doubts about whether to do so this week. During the annual meeting, …

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Fundamentalist religiosity

Why Religious Zionism Is Growing Darker By Tomer Persico, May 16, 2017 5:41 PM   At a gathering of religious Zionist public figures two weeks ago, Deputy Knesset Speaker Betzalel Smotrich talked about his diplomatic plan, which he dubbed “The subjugation plan.” The purpose of the plan, he said, was “to erase all Palestinian national …

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Mother of all Hypocrisy

If Trump cares so much about Syrian babies, why is he not condemning the rebels who slaughtered children? By Robert Fisk, Monday 17 April 2017 12:15 BST   It was the Mother of all Hypocrisy. Some dead Syrian babies matter, I guess. Other dead Syrian babies don’t matter. One mass murder in Syria two weeks …

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