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'War on Christmas' Comes to the Fore

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

This year's holiday season has seen a notable influx in secular and atheist billboards and bus banners sarcastically challenging the veracity of the Christmas story. One in New Jersey reads: "You KNOW it's a myth. This season, celebrate reason."

The Christian Right in Context, Part 1: The Long View

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

The Christian Right has claimed from its inception that others -- liberals, secularists and humanists -- were eroding the values of the nation that they sought to affirm and protect. In that claim we find the seeds of the current American crisis.

A Third Way For The 'Christian Nation' Debate

Gabe Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gabe Lyons

Rather than being engaged in a divisive cultural war in the hopes of turning back time, Young Christians are engaged in pressing social concerns that benefit the common good -- not just the Christian good.

Have Riches and Privilege Made Americans Un-Christian?

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

What ails me to the bone and marrow is that most of my fellow citizens would wear a Jesus cross proudly beneath their flag lapel pin. They boisterously call for our return to being a "Christian nation."

The Myth Of A 'Christian Nation'

Religion News Service | By A. James Rudin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By A. James Rudin Religion News Service (RNS) The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan is credited with saying that "everyone is entitled to their own o...

Taking on the GOP's "Fairy Tale Politics"

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Obama needs to combat the GOP's Fairy Tale Politics so that voters understand how we got into this mess and that it simply is too risky to go back to Neverland.

Why The Ten Commandments Are Un-American

Alex Wilhelm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alex Wilhelm

Out of the Ten Commandments, most are not enforced, and several fly directly into the face of our national spirit, so be glad that we live in the country that we do, not the country that Palin imagines or wishes that we had.

Glenn Beck Goes After HuffPost For Mocking A T-Shirt Quoting Washington -- But It's A Fake Quote!

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

Mr. Beck, I would never call a quote from George Washington ridiculous, but I will call the one on that t-shirt what it is -- a fake! Even your new pal David Barton tells his followers not to use this quote.

Educating for Democracy: Does a President Have to Have a Religion?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joel Shatzky

Why is it necessary for a president not only to have to "prove" his religious beliefs but have them at all? Does being a "believer" make a president that much more likely to be a good leader?

Private Faith in Public Life

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We really need to stop this ridiculous argument about being a Christian nation. If there should be any doubt, let us listen to the founding fathers themselves.

Sarah Palin's Christian Nation and the Road to Providence

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Sarah Palin's recent claim that she is a "real American" suggests that she may have spent too much time on her porch in Alaska. I have outlined an itinerary for the former half-term Governor.

"No Immigrants. No Catholics": The Other Morse Code

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

In the midst of the ongoing immigration and "Christian nation" debates, it is always instructive to look at America's past for clues to the present.

This Jew Says 'Sorry Sarah, America is Not a "Christian" Nation

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Sarah Palin apparently hasn't heard of Separation of Church and State.

Christian Nation

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

In both theological and foundational American texts, slaves are A-OK. Those six-packs of tube socks may not always be $2 if we don't learn how to compete globally, the Christian way.

No, Mr. Beck, Congress Did Not Print a Bible for the Use of Schools

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Rodda

David Barton, the pseudo-historian from Texas who's probably more responsible than any other individual for spreading the erroneous belief that America was founded as a Christian nation, has now teamed up with Glenn Beck.

An Open Letter to the Texas Board of Education From a Survivor of Its Public School System

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As someone who received nearly my entire education -- grades 2-12 -- in the Texas public schools system, I must admit that I don't understand what all the fuss is about.

Highlights in the History of a 'Christian Nation'

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kenneth C. Davis

Calling America a "Christian Nation" is simply another myth. History and Christianity deserve the truth -- which after all, the Bible tells us, "will set you free."

Homeopathy And The Christian Nation

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

I say there are two factors that contribute to a good blog. First, good writing; second, you have to annoy somebody. I promise to do at least one of...

Madness in Lancaster, California

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Last week, the mayor of Lancaster, R. Rex Parris, declared in his State of the City that Lancaster was an up and coming "Christian community," and the residents of the city should be proud of that.

What if the Right was Right? A Reflection on the "Christian States of America." (Updated)

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

I am not saying that Jesus was a Stalinist or even a communist, just that it's very clear from his teachings that he believed that people were happier and healthier when they shared with each other.

America Is Not a Christian Nation and Evangelicals Are Not Hard Right

Randall Balmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randall Balmer

Nothing demonstrates the internal diversity of evangelicalism in America better than an important new book by Richard T. Hughes, "Christian America and the Kingdom of God."

Arthur Delaney

Obama: U.S. "Not A Christian Nation Or A Jewish Nation Or A Muslim Nation" (VIDEO) | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a press conference in Turkey, President Obama casually rebuked the old chestnut that the United States is a Judeo-Christian nation. "One of the gr...