Capitalism as Religion: How Money Became God

https://youtu.be/ao-Sahfy7Hg “Where’s the management section?” a man asked the nearest bookseller. My hometown Barnes and Noble’s business and management section is extensive, patronized by the employees in the numerous office parks nearby. The man handed the bookseller a list of titles on a Post-It. She smiled and pointed across the store, but stopped him short. … Continue reading Capitalism as Religion: How Money Became God

Coronavirus Is God’s Vengence Because Homosexuals and Freaks

by David Rosen edited by O Society March 27, 2020 Steven Andrew is pastor of the USA Christian Church in San Jose (CA) who warns, “Obeying God protects the USA from diseases, such as the coronavirus.” He goes on, Bible thumping, “Our safety is at stake since national disobedience of God’s laws brings danger and diseases, … Continue reading Coronavirus Is God’s Vengence Because Homosexuals and Freaks

How Come So Many Kids Lose Faith and Don’t Believe in Our Society?

On spirituality, anti-intellectualism, and existential struggle by Gail Post edited by O Society Feb 15, 2020 A troubling online comment highlights the complicated intersection between spirituality and science. Written by a family after touring an air and space museum, they proudly announce their children's response to depictions of the solar system's formation. "We let it go in one … Continue reading How Come So Many Kids Lose Faith and Don’t Believe in Our Society?

Roots of Our Religious Fanatacism

A religious fanatic is someone who can't change their mind and won't change the subject. The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help determine public policy. As our current president promises to “Make America great again,” this moment is … Continue reading Roots of Our Religious Fanatacism

Onward Christian Fascists

https://youtu.be/0Vua7LwiAQ0 Onward Christian soldiers!   Marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus   Going on before. Christ, the royal Master,   Leads against the foe; Forward into battle,   See, His banners go! At the name of Jesus   Satan’s host doth flee; On then, Christian soldiers,   On to victory! Hell’s foundations quiver   At the shout of praise: … Continue reading Onward Christian Fascists

Christianity Today: Trump Should Be Removed from Office

“Well, I think many. I mean, you know, when we get into the Bible, I think many. So many,” he responded. “And some people—look, an eye for an eye, you can almost say that. That’s not a particularly nice thing. And we can learn a lot from the Bible, that I can tell you.” ~ Donald … Continue reading Christianity Today: Trump Should Be Removed from Office

Middle Schoolers Have the Power to Shift Conservative Parents’ Views on Climate Change

New research finds after middle schoolers complete a climate change curriculum, their parents also become more concerned about the phenomenon. High levels of parental trust in their children often leads to these parents being willing to listen to or accept their child's views on complex topics. by Tom Jacobs edited by O Society September 24, 2019 … Continue reading Middle Schoolers Have the Power to Shift Conservative Parents’ Views on Climate Change

Harry Potter Books Removed From Tennessee School Because Exorcist Says They Contain Real Spells

by Holly Meyer edited by O Society September 3, 2019 The students at St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville can no longer check out the popular Harry Potter book series from their school's library. The seven-book series depicting the magical adventures of a young wizard and his friends was removed from the library because of their content, the Rev. … Continue reading Harry Potter Books Removed From Tennessee School Because Exorcist Says They Contain Real Spells

Left Behind: Futurist Fetishists, Prepping, and the Abandonment of Earth

https://youtu.be/MUOODCHc-XU by Sarah Roberts and Mel Hogan edited by O Society September 1, 2019 “You know, I hear all these rich guys, for some reason they love space. So they’re rich. I said, ‘let them send the rockets up. What the hell do we have to do it, right?'” ~ Donald Trump, Aug 15 2019 … Continue reading Left Behind: Futurist Fetishists, Prepping, and the Abandonment of Earth

Why People Hate Religion

by Timothy Egan edited by O Society September 1, 2019 You don’t hear much about Sister Norma Pimentel in the secular press. She’s not a wacko, a hypocrite, a sexual predator or a political operative. Her life’s work, she says, is guided by seeing “the presence of God” in migrant children in the shelter she … Continue reading Why People Hate Religion