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Fire and Brimstone

The People v. Goliath$

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

If money can buy elections, Montana's Senate race ended August 7 when the Democrat's candidate resigned. If a vibrant young working class candidate can corral the democratic process sufficiently, it began August 16.

The Selfishness Of Salvation

Frank Fredericks | Posted 07.25.2013 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

If my main reason for serving God and living righteously is out of fear of eternal damnation, then how authentic is my devotion?

Is God's Justice Different Than Ours?

John Shore | Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion
John Shore

If it's true that by justice God means something diametrically opposed to our understanding of that word, what, then, are we to make of Jesus when he talks about love?

Give 'Em Hell

John Shore | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Without hell, there'd be nothing to save anyone from. Without hell, the sole recommendation of Christianity would be the love of God proved through the atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross.

Is Hell Real?

John Shore | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

I think keeping the afterlife a complete mystery is God's way of telling us to pay maximum attention to the life we have on this side of the door.

What Francis Chan (And His Ilk) Get So Terribly Wrong About Hell (VIDEO)

John Shore | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
John Shore

While in every last way pretending to be about practicing love, it's really about instilling fear. What Chan is really saying here is, "Be afraid. Being wrong about hell has terrible, terrible consequences."

No Heaven For You!

John Shore | Posted 07.18.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Die a Christian? Up to heaven! Die a non-Christian? Try to make sure that before it closes shut someone tosses a bag of marshmallows into your coffin. That's the Christianity that has got to go.

God's Emotions: Does God Get Angry?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

You might think that if someone is powerful enough, say ... omnipotent, then anger would be unnecessary. And yet it makes a lot of sense that we humans would expect God to get angry.