Tagged: Politics

Faith and Politics in a Post-Falwell World – Part II

In Part I, I discussed Brian McLaren’s point that the Christian right has left a bad taste in many people’s mouths.  In this post, I discuss another point he made – that Christianity must change to be effective in a post-modern, post-Falwell world.

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Faith and Politics in a Post-Falwell World – Part I

Brian McLaren, noted leader of the Emergent Church movement, has started an interesting two parter on Faith & Politics after the Religious Right.  He makes some good observations, but I think he is a little too dismissive of the accomplishments and virtues of the Christian...

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Should we execute pedophiles?

Though I am pro death penalty, I would like it very judiciously applied, basically only to first degree murderers.  But according to Proposals to execute pedophiles make headway in US, a growing movement is afoot to execute pedophiles.  Arguments abound on whether or not the...

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My peer group made me do it

I am glad that we are leaving the one-sided views of issues that demand a balanced view.  For example, we have long thought that criminals should be held entirely responsible for their behaviors.  Then we discovered that they may have biochemical reasons to act in...

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The real lesson of Virginia Tech

As a prime example of why I don’t like politicizing tragedies enter Joe Biden who gives the real reason for the VaTech massacre, Katrina, Iraq, Venezuela, Dafur, Don Imus being a moron, most likely the horrible sitcom Joey and maybe even Paris Hilton’s existence –...

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