Posts tagged "religion and culture"

Bible Porn

Erik Hanson: “Once, when I was eight, I knelt down at my bed alongside my mother, admitted I was a sinner, and asked Jesus Christ into my heart. Once, when I was eleven, I stood up at a Bible campfire and promised my peers and elders that I would earnestly strive to bring my unsaved...

29 July 2004 Daily Links

A report by the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis found a correspondence between national prosperity and religion — more specifically, belief in hell – Reuters reports. “‘A belief in hell tends to mean less corruption and less corruption tends to mean a higher per capita income,’” stated the report, which was based on data from the...

The Only Truth that Mattered

“As my father describes it, encountering his daughter en route to self-asphyxiation was enough to startle him to his senses. The next day, he moved out of the apartment and into a closet-sized studio at the Zen Center, deciding that Buddhism would be his salvation. He participated in the sesshins held there, extended periods of...

21 July 2004 Daily Links

Barry Goldwater biographer Rick Perlstein attends a Bush campaign party to meet those who see W. as a great man; nay, a god: “I ask Tom what role he sees in America for nonbelievers. ‘Well, if people are of an opinion that their God is supreme and are willing to burn your house down to prove it or...

13 July 2004 Daily Links

An Australian man accused of trying to hijack a commercial aircraft to crash it into the Walls of Jerusalem National Park in northern Tasmania, yesterday told a court that he believed he was on a mission from God and that the hijacking would rid the world of the Devil. Read more Danish pastor Thorkild Grosboell faces an ecclesiastic...

08 July 2004 Daily Links

The Solid Rock Cruisers, a Christian car club based in Auburn, Washington, will hold their annual “Believe in the Son” car show this Saturday. “‘It’s as if (Christian stores) have been playing college football, and at halftime, they came back to the field to see–whoa!–the NFL has showed up, and is interested in playing on our field,’”...

09 June 2004 Daily Links

10:50 am: A story by Deb McCown in The Washington Times illustrates a potential rift in the alleged Republican religion lock. What matters more to conservatives — freedom of faith, or small government? The issue at hand is a Montana church under fire from liberal groups for violating the state’s election laws by devoting a service to politics and petitions (against...