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« Reply #120 on: September 20, 2015, 05:05:21 PM »

This Week in God, 9.19.15

First up from the God Machine is a follow-up report on a story we discussed last month, when Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was asked about his favorite Bible verse.
 
Trump’s clumsiness on matters of faith has been a point of concern for some voters before, but in an interview with Bloomberg Politics, the GOP candidate was willing to say the Bible is his favorite book, though he refused to say which parts of Scripture are important to him, saying it was “private.” (Asked whether he’s drawn more to the New or Old Testaments, Trump said, “Both.”)
 
This week, the Republican sat down with the TV preacher Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network, where Trump changed his mind about his willingness to share his favorite parts of the Bible.
In an exclusive interview with The Brody File at his golf course in Southern California, GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump heaps praise on the Bible and refers to the Book of Proverbs when discussing envy.
 
“There’s so many things that you can learn from it (the Bible). Proverbs, the chapter ‘never bend to envy.’ I’ve had that thing all of my life where people are bending to envy.”
There was some question at first as to what in the world Trump was referring to. The Washington Post noted it “wasn’t clear which verse the Republican front-runner was talking about: A search of several of the most-used standard versions of the Bible did not turn up any verse or chapter that urges people not to ‘bend to envy.’”
 
CBN’s David Brody reported that a Trump campaign official later clarified that the candidate was referring to Proverbs 24:1-2, which says, “Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them. For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.”
 
Whether Trump connects with Scriptural references to envy because he’s been envious of others, or whether he’s concerned about others being envious of him, remains open to some interpretation.
 
Also from the God Machine this week:
 
* Another horrible chapter in the international scandal involving the Roman Catholic Church and sexual abuses: “The Catholic Church has allowed priests accused of sexually abusing children in the United States and Europe to relocate to poor parishes in South America, a yearlong GlobalPost investigation has found.”
 
* This story, out of Arizona, seems like a lawsuit waiting to happen: “The Coolidge City Council is in hot water over a vote to consider allowing only Christian organizations to offer prayers before public meetings” (thanks to my colleague Laura Conaway for the heads-up).
 
* A city councilman in Alabama says he’s pursuing ordinances to ban saggy pants because God told him to pursue the policy (thanks to reader R.B. for the heads-up).
 
* And HBO’s John Oliver has decided to close his month-old tax-exempt religious ministry, which had been called Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption.
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/week-god-91915?cid=eml_mra_20150919
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« Reply #121 on: October 02, 2015, 05:06:58 PM »



This Week in God, 9.26.15

First up from the God Machine this week a look at the religious right movement’s largest annual event, which kicked off yesterday in Washington, D.C. In fact, the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year – which will reportedly be the largest summit to date.
 
So, what’d we learn from the right-wing gathering? For one thing, most of the Republicans running for president see the social conservative attendees as their natural base.
There is a lot of conservative star power shining out of the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington on Friday morning. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and Sarah Palin are just a few of the Republican Party’s luminaries headlining the Values Voter Summit, which is running through the weekend.
 
Mr. Cruz rallied the Republican base by reminding them of the anniversary of his filibuster, which he said “elevated the debate about Obamacare.” He also invoked former President Ronald Reagan, suggesting that a new wave of conservatism was nearing. “Morning is coming,” Cruz said. “Morning is coming.”
In all, eight White House hopefuls – Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal, and Lindsey Graham – will make their pitch to the far-right crowd. They’ll be joined by five House Republicans, another Senate Republican, another Republican governor, and a former Republican presidential candidate (Rick Perry).
 
It’s almost enough to give someone the impression that the lines between the GOP and the religious right movement have blurred to the point of non-existence.
 
Jeb Bush was invited, and was briefly listed as a featured guest, but he ultimately declined to attend.
 
As for yesterday’s opening day, we also learned that attendees don’t think highly of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio); the crowd didn’t appreciate Trump referring to Rubio as a “clown”; Ted Cruz, who sees President Obama as “a communist,” stands ready to assassinate the Iranian Ayatollah; and Mike Huckabee believes the United States may cease to exist if gay Americans continue to have equal marriage rights.
 
Day Two gets underway this morning. I’ll report back on Monday on the results of the Values Voter Summit presidential straw poll.
 
Also from the God Machine this week:

* A horrible scene in Kentucky: “When members of the Islamic Center in Louisville, Ky., arrived for prayer service Wednesday night, they encountered hateful anti-Islamic graffiti on the walls. The spray-painted phrases included ‘this is for France’ and ‘Nazis speak Arabic.’ Center spokesman Muhammad Babar says he filed a police report, and the FBI is involved in the investigating the incident, which is being called a hate crime.”

* An Alabama police chief this week “used her own money to purchase Bible verse decals for the department’s patrol vehicles.” The Bible verse from Matthew 5:9 states: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God” (thanks to my colleague Laura Conaway for the heads-up).
 
* As if Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) hasn’t already faced enough controversy, he’s now being accused of using his office to promote Christianity and of coercing employees to attend religious services.
 
* The Dalai Lama this week “canceled all of his U.S. visits for October because of medical reasons.” He is, however, in Minnesota, receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic.
 
* And TV preacher Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network aired another interview with Donald Trump this week, asking the GOP candidate what God means to him. In a rather clumsy exchange, the New York developer referred to God as “the ultimate,” adding, “There’s nothing like God.”
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/week-god-92615
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« Reply #123 on: January 25, 2016, 07:37:09 AM »

Jesus Doesn’t Look Like This Anymore...

A team of forensic scientists has attempted to create an accurate likeness of Jesus Christ. They contend that the widely accepted look of the religious figure would look nothing like the actual person if he existed.

“The handsome caucasian male, with flowing locks of light or dark-brown hair, kind, sometimes blue eyes, and neat beard is the Jesus Christ most of us know from religious paintings and church windows.

But now a team of forensic scientists have come up with what is now believed to be the most accurate portrayal yet of the Christian Messiah.

And, perhaps not really that unsurprisingly, considering where he originated from, Jesus has a much darker appearance than we are used to.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfoqAqjkOfo
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« Reply #126 on: January 29, 2016, 06:32:19 PM »

The msg says HELPING sick and poor.  It doesn't say supporting them for the rest of their lives.
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« Reply #127 on: January 30, 2016, 09:15:54 PM »

The msg says HELPING sick and poor.  It doesn't say supporting them for the rest of their lives.

Amen!
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