Friday, July 31, 2015

Mixing Religion with Nationalism leads to Religious Terrorism

There are terrorists in every religion, mainly whenever a religion gets wrapped up in politics, such as being a "Muslim country", or mixing Judaism with modern day Israel, or mixing Christianity with the United States. None of these actions are the fault of the religion itself, and definitely not as a whole. However, it can be tied to bad theology, specifically that of the doctrine of Religious Nationalism, an extremely conservative view to fight for "God and Country".

This will only fuel the fights to continue on for more generations and does not glorify Christ, Elohim, nor Allah!

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Grand Bargain - Live and Let Live

Does anyone really think the blame always lies 100% elsewhere? The pizza place, ABC-57, the backlash with death threats, the backlash against the backlash on FOX News about which side is more intolerant... How will any of this bridge a divide? Yes 'the left' (I doubt all of them) wants everyone to accept their beliefs. But, is it possible that 'the right' (also not all of them) wants to see this entire country follow Christian morality? Because if it was established as a Christian nation, there is justification to make it follow all of the Christian moral code, or one's idea of what that code entails. If it was meant to have no established religion, then we were founded as a pluralistic nation. It is therefore unfair to say this is a problem only of 'the left'.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

What Can Taco Bell Teach Us About Diversity?

So with other political issues going on today...

War on Christmas
War on Religion
War on Drugs
War on Marriage
War on Terrorism
War on Women

...who knew a Taco Bell ad could encourage those of us who feel disenfranchised by our own "Routine Republic", not in changing up our breakfast habits, but our habits for how we treat others?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Should RFRA Opponents "Boycott Indiana"? - Part II

I wrote a post yesterday, "Do Christians Have the 'Right to Discriminate'", about why I think the RFRA is the theologically wrong direction to go and why I think Christians serving customers that they don't agree with is not a violation to the practicing of their faith.

Today, I wanted to point out a few reactions by the opponents to the RFRA that have responded in a way that I think will be just as harmful to Hoosiers as the RFRA will be to Hoosiers.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Do Christians Have the "Right to Discriminate"? - Part I

I came across this blog post recently, which responds to the RFRA ("right to discriminate") bill in Indiana. The point is correct (despite the unhelpful headline), but the examples are hard to take as valid examples because they mostly focus on the Old Testament. I get why the post would focus on books like Leviticus and Deuteronomy, as many Christians arguing against homosexuality seem to hover on these books, but Christians do not view things through a monolithic lens.