Thursday, March 24, 2011


Who is the God in “In God We Trust”, Peaceful Pirate Atheists at the Creation Museum, Religion May Become Extinct in Nine Nations…

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Spirituality News & Posts:

1. Gustav Niebuhr: Congress Considers “In God We Trust”… But Who Is This God?
“The God whose name shows up on our currency and is at the heart of the proposed legislation is, I’m inclined to believe, a national deity, considered by Americans as our special guardian. In other words, this is not the biblical God, but a deity invoked by politicians who close their speeches with a ritual plea, “God Bless America.”

2. Rev. Jonathan Weyer: Raiding the Creation Museum with Peaceful Pirate Atheists
“I didn’t see any T-shirts like, “God sucks” or “Ham blows.” In truth, while standing in line, I didn’t even hear any real snickers. All the Pirate Atheists looked curiously about them, pointing out certain features and marveling at museum grounds. No one seemed to be brandishing their intellectual swords or sneering at the Christians who entered the museum.”

3. BBC: Religion May Become Extinct in Nine Nations, Study Says
“A study using census data from nine countries shows that religion there is set for extinction, say researchers. The study found a steady rise in those claiming no religious affiliation. The team’s mathematical model attempts to account for the interplay between the number of religious respondents and the social motives behind being one.”

4. Julie Ingersoll: Radicalization Not Linked to Religion
“According to the Brennan Center study, 40% of the terror plots that have been thwarted by law enforcement have been discovered, at least in part, thanks to tips from Muslims. Yet surveillance, infiltration, and even what community members consider entrapment has left them feeling targeted as criminals and suspicious of law enforcement.”


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