Jul 23, 2014
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Selfie: If Jesus had been sent today…he would have had more than 12 followers…would have easily won the Euro-vision Song Contest…could have blogged his message, first-hand, to the world…and would have not been executed for speaking out against religious hypocrisy…

Selfie: If Jesus had been sent today…he would have had more than 12 followers…would have easily won the Euro-vision Song Contest…could have blogged his message, first-hand, to the world…and would have not been executed for speaking out against religious hypocrisy…

Jul 23, 2014
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Religious leaders cannot oppress minorities…without the complicity of willing followers…

Religious leaders cannot oppress minorities…without the complicity of willing followers…

Jul 23, 2014
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Religion…obsessed with enslaving and controlling women…and thereby…their offspring…

Religion…obsessed with enslaving and controlling women…and thereby…their offspring…

Jul 23, 2014
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Stop infant religious branding…

Stop infant religious branding…

Jul 23, 2014
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For too long…religion has been a socially accepted psychosis…as often…it is used to exercise bigotry and oppression, against minorities…and perpetuate enshrined, primitive standards of immoral behavior…

For too long…religion has been a socially accepted psychosis…as often…it is used to exercise bigotry and oppression, against minorities…and perpetuate enshrined, primitive standards of immoral behavior…

Jul 22, 2014
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The Coming Evangelical Collapse...

"I believe that we are on the verge- within 10 years- of a major collapse of evangelical Christianity; a collapse that will follow the deterioration of the mainline Protestant world and that will fundamentally alter the religious and cultural environment in the West. I believe this evangelical collapse will happen with astonishing statistical speed; that within two generations of where we are now evangelicalism will be a house deserted of half its current occupants, leaving in its wake nothing that can revitalize evangelicals to their former “glory.”

The party is almost over for evangelicals; a party that’s been going strong since the beginning of the “Protestant” 20th century. We are soon going to be living in a very secular and religiously antagonistic 21st century in a culture that will be between 25-30% non-religious.

This collapse, will, I believe, herald the arrival of an anti-Christian chapter of the post-Christian west and will change the way tens of millions of people see the entire realm of religion. Intolerance of Christianity will rise to levels many of us have not believed possible in our lifetimes, and public policy will become particularly hostile towards evangelical Christianity, increasingly seeing it as the opponent of the good of individuals and society.

The response of evangelicals to this new environment will be a revisiting of the same rhetoric and reactions we’ve seen since the beginnings of the current culture war in the 1980s. The difference will be that millions of evangelicals will quit: quit their churches, quit their adherence to evangelical distinctives and quit resisting the rising tide of the culture.

Many who will leave evangelicalism will leave for no religious affiliation at all. Others will leave for an atheistic or agnostic secularism, with a strong personal rejection of Christian belief and Christian influence. Many of our children and grandchildren are going to abandon ship, and many will do so saying “good riddance.”

This collapse will cause the end of thousands of ministries. The high profile of Christian media will be reduced, if not eliminated. Hundreds of thousands of students, pastors, religious workers, missionaries and persons employed by ministries and churches will be unemployed or employed elsewhere. [ ]. Visible, active evangelical ministries will be reduced to a small percentage of their current size and effort.

Nothing will reanimate evangelicalism to its previous levels of size and influence. The end of evangelicalism as we know it is close; far closer than most of us will admit.

Why Is This Going To Happen?

1) Evangelicals have identified their movement with the culture war and with political conservatism. This was a mistake that will have brutal consequences. They are not only going to suffer in losing causes, they will be blamed as the primary movers of those causes. Evangelicals will become synonymous with those who oppose the direction of the culture in the next several decades. That opposition will be increasingly viewed as a threat, and there will be increasing pressure to consider evangelicals bad for America, bad for education, bad for children and bad for society.

2) In what must be the most ironic of all possible factors, an evangelical culture that has spent billions of youth ministers, Christian music, Christian publishing and Christian media has produced an entire burgeoning culture of young Christians who know next to nothing about their own faith except how they feel about it. Coming generations of Christians are going to be monumentally ignorant and unprepared for culture-wide pressures that they will endure.

3) Evangelical churches have now passed into a three part chapter: 1) mega-churches that are consumer driven, 2) churches that are dying and 3) new churches that whose future is dependent on a large number of factors. I believe most of these new churches will fail…denominations will shrink, even vanish, while fewer and fewer evangelical churches will survive and thrive.

Our numbers, our churches and our influence are going to dramatically decrease in the next 10-15 years. And they will be replaced by an evangelical landscape that will be chaotic and largely irrelevant.

4) Despite some very successful developments in the last 25 years, Christian education has not produced a product that can hold the line in the rising tide of secularism. The ingrown, self-evaluated ghetto of evangelicalism has used its educational system primarily to staff its own needs and talk to itself. I believe Christian schools always have a mission in our culture, but I am skeptical that they can produce any sort of effect that will make any difference. Millions of Christian school graduates are going to walk away from the faith and the church.

5) The deterioration and collapse of the evangelical core will eventually weaken the missional-compassionate work of the evangelical movement.  Look for evangelical ministries to take on a less and less distinctively Christian face in order to survive.

6) Much of this collapse will come in areas of the country where evangelicals imagine themselves strong. In actual fact, the historic loyalties of the Bible belt will soon be replaced by a de-church culture where religion has meaning as history, not as a vital reality.

7) A major aspect of this collapse will happen because money will not be flowing towards evangelicalism in the same way as before.”

from http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/my-prediction-the-coming-evangelical-collapse-1

Jul 22, 2014
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Religious torture devices were originally designed to prevent unlawful, unbiblical…and godless orgasms…
The original use of the crucifix…was to prevent “wandering hands”… Little Timmy above, will now be safe and sound, until his wedding day…
It is also quite obvious what the original intent of the “straight” jacket was…gay rehab…!
Also… check out the Tug Toner - the latest exercise equipment revolution…  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jby0I-zLj9c
Fighting a losing battle   http://stopmasturbationnow.org/

Religious torture devices were originally designed to prevent unlawful, unbiblical…and godless orgasms…

The original use of the crucifix…was to prevent “wandering hands”… Little Timmy above, will now be safe and sound, until his wedding day…

It is also quite obvious what the original intent of the “straight” jacket was…gay rehab…!

Also… check out the Tug Toner - the latest exercise equipment revolution…  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jby0I-zLj9c

Fighting a losing battle   http://stopmasturbationnow.org/

Jul 22, 2014
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"A study just published in the March issue of the Social Psychology Quarterly confirms what many liberals and atheists have told us for years. Those who hold to conservative religious beliefs are just not as smart as their liberal and atheistic counterparts.

Based upon data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health and the General Social Surveys, two VERY large studies of American youth, Satoshi Kanazawa found the following:

1a. Average IQ of very liberal youth – 106
1b. Average IQ of very conservative youth – 95

2a. Average IQ of those young adults “not at all religious” – 103
2b. Average IQ of “very religious” young adults – 97.

It would then follow that the average liberal atheist is quite a bit smarter than the average religious conservative.

…a one percent increase in IQ corresponds with a 1.4 percent drop in church attendance. Clearly the idea that the smarter you are the least likely you are to be religious…

…Kanazawa, the author of the original study, uses an evolutionary argument to explain the difference…

Regardless of the reasons for the difference, there is a problem. One of the concerns that Michael Spencer spoke of in the “Coming Evangelical Collapse”, was the Christian shunning of higher education. He writes:

"Despite some very successful developments in the last 25 years, Christian education has not produced a product that can hold the line in the rising tide of secularism. The ingrown, self-evaluated ghetto of evangelicalism has used its educational system primarily to staff its own needs and talk to itself. I believe Christian schools always have a mission in our culture, but I am skeptical that they can produce any sort of effect that will make any difference. Millions of Christian school graduates are going to walk away from the faith and the church.""

from http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/are-liberals-and-atheists-smarter

Jul 21, 2014
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Religion is pseudoscience…unprovable…and factually indefensible…!
Fantasy…masquerading as fact…

Religion is pseudoscience…unprovable…and factually indefensible…!

Fantasy…masquerading as fact…

Jul 20, 2014
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"Use reason, compassion, and common sense to find solutions to human problems…promote universal values such as integrity, benevolence, fairness, and responsibility…"
From http://kevinbingham.tumblr.com/post/56374796457/secular-humanism-secular-humanism-is-a

"Use reason, compassion, and common sense to find solutions to human problems…promote universal values such as integrity, benevolence, fairness, and responsibility…"

From http://kevinbingham.tumblr.com/post/56374796457/secular-humanism-secular-humanism-is-a

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