It's OK with me for God to give the fundamentalists a different version of His story if what I've heard from Him simply doesn't work for the way they're wired, but I'll be damned if I'm going to let their gospel be the only one that atheists like Bill Maher get to hear.
With Super Bowl XLVIII fast approaching and the wealth concentration issue more on people's hearts and minds than it was three years ago, I wonder if upon reflection Bill Maher still advocates the "NFL brand of socialism" for America?
For Maher and too many likeminded people, anyone who doesn't view the government as a benevolent force for good is a tinfoil-hat-wearing kook who believes all civilian life is the target of a massive conspiracy.
Pundits on the right have characterized the Affordable Health Care act as a Robin Hood program, one that takes money from the rich and middle class to...
When A&E suspended Phil Robertson, it chose profits over Phil Robertson. When A&E reinstated Phil Robertson, it chose profits over gay people. The network never cared about gay people, and it never cared about Phil Robertson.
The only people I can recall, or find via research, that Palin, Hannity and Beck have defended using the freedom of speech argument, are the ones that got into trouble for making comments against blacks or homosexuals. Could that really be possible?
Polemic sells. I've made a profit off it for years, and I'm not sorry. But while some of it may be thoughtful or amusing, we must recognize inflammatory speech as nothing more than a rhetorical vessel and stop allowing it to dominate our entire discourse.
Those who abuse the Gospel and distort the truth may be publicly called out on the incongruence of their lives. For those of us who strive to walk in the steps of Christ -- please don't call us progressive; call us simply "Christians."
In her spirited one-woman show, "DiffiCult to leave," Roslyn Cohn uses song and narrative to recount her Scientology experiences. Alternatively hilarious and moving, the show is a first-hand account of the before and after of life in a cult... perhaps the largest, and most powerful, cult in contemporary times.
No doubt we do have a "liberal media" but it consists mainly of professional comedians. Except for the brilliance cast by a tiny fraction of periodicals, by an edge of the Internet, and by a few TV shows, the liberal media consists largely of jokers who help us to laugh so we won't cry.
As hotels vie for supremacy in what some industry insiders refer to as the "battle of the beds," many are rethinking their priorities, knowing that the difference between a good and bad night's sleep could -- and should -- tip the scales when it comes to where a guest chooses to rest her head.
Everything Republicans say can't or won't work, California is making work. And everything conservatives claim will unravel the fabric of our society has only made California stronger. And all we had to do to accomplish that was vote out every single Republican.
Why not provide an opportunity for Nugent to demonstrate his humanitarian side? In other words, why not turn lemons into lemonade (or perhaps more aptly, feral hog entrails into pulled pork sandwiches)?
I've come to realize over the past few years that real opportunities are few and far between. No matter what the situation, they all require one simple thing: you need to see them when they come.
In the worldview of the religious, there is a theological escape-hatch that will engage so as to avoid the most catastrophic of predicaments.
Now, I'm a big fan of Jim Wallis and I appreciate that he moved the conversation away from Maher's attempted divisiveness and back to caring for the poor and immigration reform in this country. At the same time, I think the question Bill Maher was raising is an important one, too.