"The look at trends in Christianity began with studies by Christian groups whose minister-members were all noting how much older their populations were. Too many churches were closing, and they wondered if their ex-members were all going to the…"
"Hi all as a new member who has been lurking for the last few months, I found the site from a friend in the US who escaped religion, on a recent visit to her was surprised at how tied into daily lives is Religion, I'm british myself…"
"I suppose it would be wonderful if a more realistic mindset could be applied to national policies and human interests. So, it would be great if disbelief took the lead over religion.However, such a phenomenon -- if it ever happened -- is not a…"
Indocrination begins early with all children. However African Americans have a close relationship with their congregations. Their famlies attend church, participate in church activities, and with the indocrination is the need to advertise…"
After reading the article, I think this might have been a political campaign power play. The article said that 96% African Americans can help him get elected because they outnumber Causcasians. There is a large group of religious African…"
"Yep. The black evangelical churches were right up there with the Morons LDS church (which only recently began to allow black members to serve in the priesthood) in getting Prop. 8 passed in California...the TV ads were complete BS, and NObody…"
"North Carolina became the 31st state and final Southern state to amend its constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Campaigns by religious groups supporting the ban were instrumental in the victory, organizers…"
"Well, IRS regs provide that as long as you do not endorse a candidate, you can speak of current issues all you want from the pulpit. Of course, this leads to the elevation of people I call (after A.A.) "enablers since the evangelical…"
"I've said it before, and I'll say it again. What's good for the white churches that politicize their conservative congregations is good for the black churches that do the same with their liberal congregations. Take away their…"
"I am definitely not qualified to speak on this subject but with that said I will have a go at it. I would like to see all people on this earth free from the bondage of religion. However, black churches have served a vital role in the…"
"Churches, from the very beginning, have tried to keep the pew-sitters as ignorant as possible. In the days when the Catholic crutch was the only xian church, most people were unable to read the buybull for themselves. Until Gutenberg.
"I've never understood why an educated descendant of American slaves, who knows their history, would bother to pay lip service to any of the Abrahamic religions. They were all up to their necks in the trade.
IMO, anyone of any…"
"Yikes! That's more than disturbing. It's the churches that want to keep us in the middle ages or worse, banning gay marriage, snooping in our bedrooms, keeping women's mouths shut. I think Annie Laurie will have something to say on…"
Hi, Jennifer! See, I told you it could take me forever to respond. We met at the AA Conference in Bethesda. I loved your Megalodon tooth necklace, and you reminded me of it when you posted a comment on my wall. How are you? Been to anymore conferences, since then?
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