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Megachurch man molested 4 year old girl – how is this news?
I’m being facetious there. It’s always news. It’s always important to know about. And it’s always a tragedy for the victims and their families. Florida televangelist Bob Coy had resigned years earlier over his use of pornography and now the … Continue reading
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Atheist Scruples: Church costs too much! Tear it down!
Actually, that headline is just for the clicks. This is a big issue in terms of history and traditions versus practicality and costs. The gracious old church where you worship is an inspiration, but the declining church membership can’t support … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, culture, Question of Atheist Scruples Tagged architecture, atheism, churches, cities, heritage, history, money, Question of Atheist Scruples, schools 1 Comment
“God loves sex,” according to new Church billboard
This is a case of a billboard doing what a billboard is supposed to do: drum up business. In this case, the business is a church, and the choice to add sex into the mix is a good way to … Continue reading
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Catholic diocese buys Crystal Cathedral
Purchase price, $57.5 million: In a letter to the court, Schuller, 85, said he could not abide the thought that Chapman University, which had tried to buy the 40-acre facility, might someday use the cathedral for non-religious purposes, the Los … Continue reading
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Hanging a For Sale sign on the doors of Crystal Cathedral
It’s come down to crunch time for the Schullers. The name of a potential buyer is set to be released on October 31st. Among the top contenders for the church campus are the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, which is … Continue reading
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Coming soon to Canada: Rate your Pastor
Sometime in the spring there may be a site available for Canadians to have a say in how well or poor their pastors are doing. Germany is ahead on this with their “Hirten Barometer — Shepherd Barometer, in English” and … Continue reading
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If you didn’t know already, I’m obsessed with Jesus art.
My interest is on several levels. Sometimes I post about it because it gives me an opportunity to rail against censorship. Other times I remark on it because I want to mock it. Today, I’m just impressed by Stephen Sawyer. … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media, religiosity Tagged art, beliefs, bible, churches, jesus, skepticism 4 Comments
Go to a drive-thru church? I’d rather have a hamburger
But in Lucas, Texas, people are more than willing to head for the Sanctuary Under the Sky. Dotty Claybrook said the direct contact with nature appeals to her. She’s turned off by mega-churches and open groups, and prefers a more … Continue reading
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A good motto for anyone: “Drop the hate, have a doughnut”
We’d all be fat, but happier maybe… Anyway, that was what Seattle pastor Mark Driscoll offered the Westboro Baptist Church when he found out they’d be picketing at Mars Hill Church’s Federal Way campus in Auburn, Washington. USA Today quotes … Continue reading
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Atheists should never stop attacking prayer (part 2)
This was going to be part of part 1 but I changed my mind once I realized how long it would wind up being. The following opinion piece is by Pastor C.A. Cowart, of Winter Haven, Florida. Recently I was … Continue reading
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