Tuesday, May 12, 2015

US christianity being swept into dustbin of history

Tell me if you've heard this one before.
A Montana Catholic schoolteacher fired for having a baby out of wedlock can't sue because she led her classes in prayer and participated in other religious activities that prevent her from filing a discrimination claim, attorneys for the school said. Former Butte Central teacher Shaela Evenson is accusing the school and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena of pregnancy discrimination, sex discrimination and breach of contract. She was fired in January 2014 after diocese officials received an anonymous letter saying Evenson was unmarried and pregnant. Evenson became pregnant through artificial insemination and gave birth to a boy last year. It was the first child for Evenson and her partner, Marilyn Tobin. [Associated Press]
At the time of the firing the couple was not eligible to marry under Montana law.

Some get it. Some don't.
The Christian [sic] share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing, according to an extensive new survey by the Pew Research Center. This is the second time the Pew Research Center has conducted a Religious Landscape Study. The first was conducted in 2007, also with a telephone survey of more than 35,000 Americans. [Pew Research Center]
Christianic white supremacist, misogynist, pariah and witless GOP pawn, Steve Sibson, will compete with Tara Volesky, Kevin Kenkel and Twyla Mah for open Mitchell school board terms.

The city's election is scheduled for June 2.

Sibson is a 'special' case, if you get my drift. He reminds readers of Madville Times that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney answers to Santa Satan before country.

A perennial loser, Sibson suffers from paranoid delusions and acute depression.

Sibson's Religionist Right is resisting parts of Common Core because the standards stress human influence on climate change, genocide of indigenous by colonizers, gender equality and social justice.

Paul of Tarsus was hung over and had been smoking opium when he was overcome with it. Jesus of Nazareth was tempted by it in the desert after fasting. Joseph Smith was 18, drunkenly praying that God would forgive him for sins of debauchery when he got it. Wovoka witnessed a solar eclipse on peyote that compelled a generation of Ghost Dancers.

Metanoia, visions, angels, the Holy Spirit--God's work on Earth, Right?

Maybe it's all in your head.

Former NPR religion correspondent, Barbara Bradley Hagerty, went looking for the "God Spot," that place in the human brain that receives the Holy Spirit then compiled her results in a book she called The Fingerprints of God where she describes Temporal Lobe Epilepsy with a scientist's fascination in exquisite detail.

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