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Christian Extremism

Whose Extremism?

Nelson W. Cunningham | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Nelson W. Cunningham

Donald Trump is very clear on the subject: If President Obama doesn't use the words "radical Islamic terrorism" to discuss the brutal killings in Orlando, "he should immediately resign in disgrace!"

Justifying Indecency in the Name of God

Tim Rymel | Posted 06.16.2016 | Religion
Tim Rymel

Growing up in a Christian home, and then becoming a Christian minister for 25 years, I'd been horrified by a lot of things, but my Christianity, as misguided as it was perhaps, was about God's love.

"Self-Radicalization" and Responsibility For Violence

Cecelia Lynch | Posted 12.14.2016 | Religion
Cecelia Lynch

If we're going to talk about self-radicalized shooters, and it's unfortunate that we increasingly have to, we need to be egalitarian, and identify as "self-radicalized" all those disconnected individuals who commit mass murder in the name of Christianity, Islam, white power or any other ideology or creed.

Preventing and Dealing with Outbursts of Religious Violence

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.24.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

It is hard to find a major religion or secular ideology that has not been used by some of its adherents to justify violence against others.

Jesus Christ, Michelle Bachmann And Other Lunatics

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

One's faith tradition must not in itself be used to wholly define or dismiss a person, especially a person who is passionate about his/her faith.

Both Sides Now: Debt Ceiling Fight "Psychotic"? ID Laws "Jim Crow"?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg Arianna & Mary debate whether voter ID laws declare war on fraud or voters, and is the debt ceiling a manufactured crisis? Can O'Reilly complain about "Christian Extremism" after fretting "Muslim Extremism"?

Muslim "Terrorists," White "Lone Wolves," and the Lessons of Oslo

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.28.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

As the facts of Breivik's ideology slowly broke through, mainstream news showed momentary compunction. That emotion was quickly overtaken by a second and equally familiar theme in coverage of political violence: the often-deceptive "lone wolf" trope.

Is Anders Breivik A 'Christian Terrorist'?

Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion

By David Gibson c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) The mass murders in Oslo have raised a host of agonizing questions, but few have such an ancie...

Confronting Religious Extremists, Combating Hatred

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

What's the best strategy for dealing with a Christian extremist who spews hatred at every turn? How about when the person in question has a national platform?

Burning Holy Books Will Not Burn The Hatred In Human Hearts

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 12.16.2011 | Religion
Father Alberto Cutié

I am convinced we will all be better off when we put our efforts into burning and eliminating so much of the hate that exists in too many human hearts.

Christian Extremism Is a Matter of U.S. National Security

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rahim Kanani

In just under seven minutes on AC360, Rev. Benham managed to deeply offend, disgrace and degrade the religion of Islam and all its 1.4 billion adherents -- many millions of whom live here in the United States, and of whom I am one.

The Sci-Fi Roots Of Modern Fundamentalism | Jeff Sharlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Two two-bit radio preachers bringing you the news--on scripture time. Prophecy; ancient patterns revealed; the Russian scheme foretold. The end, nigh....