Discussing politics with Fundagelicals is often challenging to the patience and intelligence of non-Fundagelicals. The religious right has created so many "alternative facts" about history that political mythology has replaced political science. Fundagelicals love to claim that the United States was founded as a "Christian nation." They use this claim to further their agenda of … Continue reading Was the United States Founded as a Christian nation?
In 1980, my Christian school showed a documentary made by Films For Christ Association. The documentary was called Footprints In Stone. I still remember the opening sequence. A group of men were building a dam to stop the flow of water in a river. The exposed riverbed showed footprints in limestone. They triumphantly pointed out … Continue reading Dinosaurs and humans lived at the same time.
In 1976, Christian Life Magazine printed a scary article. In the article, they claimed that a supercomputer that took up an entire three-story building and was self-programmable was designed to track the buying and selling of every person on earth. This supercomputer was called "The Beast" and was located in a building at the headquarters … Continue reading The Beast of Belgium
Satan, rock-n-roll, and liberal Hollywood are three things Fundagelicals love to rant about. I grew up listening to my Southern Baptist preacher warn against the evils of rock-n-roll and attended a private Christian High School that warned about the demons infesting the music industry, movie industry, and Magic 8 Ball industry. Thanks to Right Wing … Continue reading Demons, Rock-n-roll, and Hollywood: A Fundagelical Conspiracy Trifecta!
Since I'm on the topic of Noah's Ark and all the urban legends surrounding it being found, I might as well talk about all the creative fiction that gets added to the Noah and the ark story to help it make sense. Fundagelicals take the story as literally true, and that leads to questions. If … Continue reading Adding Fiction To The Bible To Make It Literally True
Fundagelicals have come up with a lot of Christian urban legends. One reoccurring legend that pops up with a new twist every few years is that Noah's Ark has been found. Fundagelicals love this particular story, with all its variations because it "proves" the Bible is true. Too bad when it is fact-checked, the evidence … Continue reading They Found Noah’s Ark!