Tag Archives: Christianity

If only Avatar was more Christiany

Allison Kilkenny 30 Replies

Ross Douthat is peeved. You see, there’s a pantheistic trend in Hollywood films, and where there could be talk of Jesus and The One God, there is only Kevin Costner dancing with wolves and Lion King metaphysics.  The most recent example of this is James Cameron’s Avatar. Full disclosure: I have not seen this film [...]

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Christian leaders unite to teach youth intolerance

Allison Kilkenny 6 Replies

A group of 145 evangelical, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian leaders have signed a declaration saying they will not cooperate with laws that “could be used to compel their institutions to participate in abortions, or to bless or in any way recognize same-sex couples.” Citing Martin Luther King, Jr. as their inspiration for “civil disobedience,” [...]

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Does Your State Forbid Atheists From Holding Public Office?

Allison Kilkenny 2 Replies

Pharyngula It’s an ugly little open secret that Arkansas, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas have constitutions that explicitly forbid atheists from holding state office. These laws are archaic and unenforceable in principle — they were all ruled unconstitutional in 1961 — but of course they’re still in effect across all 50 states [...]

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