Moral Contradictions

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

News clip roundup

Here are a few links worth checking out:

- CBS correspondnet breathing on ventilator: So... combined with the US government's propaganda media organization going without a Baghdad correspondent for 6 months, how is the liberal unpatriotic media supposed to report the dearth of good news in Iraq if they're being killed?

- Bush troubled by reports of Iraq killings: Or as the headline should read "Bush angered and ashamed by reports of a massacre that could further undermine our effort."

- Taken out of my church by the religious right: A must-read article as scenes like this have been and are way too common. Folks, it's all about control - dissent is suppressed, theology is substituted for cultural conservatism, and our faith is hijacked by those who refuse to shed our base human instincts and believe the entire Bible. Congregational churches are run as democracies, not military dictatorships. There is a difference between "Christians" and "Christianists".

- Left Behind Game - Visit their website and view the preview movie. My wife tells me that the theology behind the Left Behind series (I couldn't stomach the books because of the shabby writing, much less the garbage theology) isn't cut and dried as these folks make it. This "Christian" video game will do more harm in the name of Christ then good.

There is a difference between the Salvation Army folks and the Christianista Crusader Army, and it's a shame to watch folks fall into lockstep as dissenters are pushed out.

3 Comments:

  • Hmmm, somehow I've missed your posts; and yes, how nice it is to see someone call the Pharisee Christian wing on their crapola.

    By Blogger Howling Latina, at Wednesday, May 31, 2006 5:50:00 PM  

  • I read the post from KOS about leaving the church.

    Our local church has resisted but some of the decisions made by the people at the very top of our structure have angered me (and many other Methodists as well).

    What really bothers me is all of us being tarred with the same "she's Christian so she must be a fanatic" brush. Not true of many of us.

    By Blogger Granny, at Wednesday, May 31, 2006 9:16:00 PM  

  • Please, please, go to "Slacktivist"
    http://slacktivist.typepad.com/ and read his wonderful, touching, biting and terribly funny reviews of the first Left Behind book. It has taken the book apart, sometimes a few lines at a time, sometimes a half chapter, and has been going on for nearly three years. Sometimes he uses the poor theology as basis for a sermon on real Christian theology. I particularly liked the post about Huck Finn. Dec 22, 2005, The Rise of the Anti Huck.

    If you miss this, you have missed a wonderful experience.

    The drawback to the LB archives is that they are archived in reverse order. Start at the beginning and have a wonderful time. It will take one or two to get you hooked but then plan on adding one addiction to your life until you catch up.


    If you have questions, feel free to e-mail me at noskcire@kci.net

    Jon Erickson

    By Blogger jon erickson, at Friday, June 02, 2006 2:23:00 AM  

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