Christianity

God + torture = love?

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="405" caption="Photo © Jim Kuhn "]Photo © Jim Kuhn [/caption] I suppose I'm a bit of an atheist cliché. I have expressed on numerous occasions my distaste for the Judeo-Christian god as depicted in the Bible. (check out why God's justice is anti-American and God is immoral). But if we don't speak up about the inconsistencies we observe, they might go un-recognized by those who seek the truth. So in the name of critical thinking, I'll continue to challenge the Get Out of Jail Free card often handed to God even when our own reasoning indicates he's in violation of the most basic standards of morality. So, what about torture? This topic has been the focus of a steady buzz in past months, but only recently have I had much personal interaction with the topic. (more…)

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Freedom Rings (But Sounds Better Autotuned)

© alykat Dear United States of America, Today is the day we recognize your childhood rebellion against the overbearing parental units of foreign power. May it be a lovely time to recognize that you don't actually know everything and can be a bit of an obnoxious twat once in a while, but you're still totally awesome and I love you to bits.

--GG

In honor of the beloved values of liberty and freedom, I've chosen to feature three of my favorite songs by The Gregory Brothers. They adapted, mixed, and autotuned three pivotal speeches from the 20th century--making them more memorable than ever. I hope you love them too!
  • "Martin Luther King Sings" samples the civil rights leader's famous "I Have a Dream" speech given in 1963.
  • "John F. Kennedy backed by band from the future" brings new life to possibly the most stirring inaugural address of our history--given by former President John F. Kennedy.
  • "Winston Churchill backed by band from the future" (yes, a non-American!) is my favorite of the three adapted from the former British Prime Minister's 1941 Great Declaration against the Nazi threat.
The mp3s are available for free download. View a playlist of all three songs is below the cut: (more…)

Christianity

God’s Justice is Anti-American

Christians declare God’s perfect justice (Zephaniah 3:5; Psalm 37:28; 2 Thess 1:6-9). But how does God measure up against the imperfect American justice system? YHWH’s Justice You are guilty until proven innocent. The laws you are supposed to follow were collected over time thousands of years ago in another culture, Read more…