Nitpicky? Hell yes.
Started by Recusant, April 14, 2019, 02:50:51 AM
Quote from: Anne D. on September 09, 2022, 01:57:22 AMIt works, unfortunately.
QuoteThe rising influence of Christian nationalism in some segments of American politics poses a major threat to the health of our democracy. Increasingly, the major battle lines of the culture war are being drawn between a right animated by a Christian nationalist worldview and Americans who embrace the country's growing racial and religious diversity. This new PRRI/Brookings survey of more than 6,000 Americans takes a closer look at the underpinnings of Christian nationalism, providing new measures to estimate the proportion of Americans who adhere to and reject Christian nationalist ideology. The survey also examines how Christian nationalist views intersect with white identity, anti-Black sentiment, support of patriarchy, antisemitism, anti-Muslim sentiments, anti-immigrant attitudes, authoritarianism, and support for violence. Additionally, the survey explores the influence Christian nationalism has within our two primary political parties and major religious subgroups and what this reveals about the state of American democracy and the health of our society.[Continues ...]
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 18, 2023, 09:19:13 PMI read that. What a revolting development. But as they age out and the younger, less religious come into their own, I'm hoping for it to die out, or at least diminish into cult status.
Quote from: Recusant on February 19, 2023, 01:27:34 AMQuote from: Dark Lightning on February 18, 2023, 09:19:13 PMI read that. What a revolting development. But as they age out and the younger, less religious come into their own, I'm hoping for it to die out, or at least diminish into cult status.That is the way I hope it goes as well. Not to be forgetting though, a cohort of home-schooled children learning to follow in the footsteps of their aggressively delusional parents.
Quote from: billy rubin on February 20, 2023, 04:17:50 AMlook up betrothal practices if you really want to see red
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 25, 2013, 08:18:52 PMIn Asmo's grey lump, wrath and dark clouds gather force.Luxembourg trembles.
QuoteOne author I read pointed out that he is the one that coined the word "betrothal" and brought it to public light. He starts out by saying that the system he prescribes is "God's plan." But then, after taking extensive liberties with the biblical text, he concludes by saying that he does "not know" if the things he has said are the will of God. His plan includes a scheme whereby the couple would be married, but then the daughter would continue to live at home while the father would reserve to himself the right to decide when his new son-in-law could actually come and carry his bride away—could be weeks, maybe months. It is supposed to recapitulate Christ in his betrothal and wedding to his bride, the church. It was pointed out to the listeners how "exciting" this would be for the father. I kept saying to the tape, "Get a life!"The Bible does indeed offer clear alternatives to the godless sport of dating, but you won't find them delineated in the