The COVID-19 Pandemic, the Religious Right, and the Threat to Our Government and World Health: A Discussion With Anne Nelson – Freedom of Mind Resource Center

The COVID-19 Pandemic, the Religious Right, and the Threat to Our Government and World Health: A Discussion With Anne Nelson - Freedom of Mind Resource Center — Read on freedomofmind.com/the-covid-19-pandemic-the-religious-right-and-the-threat-to-our-government-and-world-health-a-discussion-with-anne-nelson/

How Does Easter Relate To Jesus? The History Of Easter Explained – HistoryExtra

Why do we celebrate Easter? When did we start eating Easter eggs? Where did the Easter bunny originate? Historian Emma J Wells explores the origins of this springtime celebration and explains its religious connections [Excerpts]: Like its festive and spooky cousins, Christmas and Halloween, Easter evolved over centuries, blending Christian and non-Christian elements together. ...the …

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Highland woman alleges youth pastor at First Baptist Church of Hammond raped her in 1970s: ‘He knew exactly what he was doing’ – Chicago Tribune

Sitting in her apartment in Highland, Joy Ryder looks back on two years of alleged sexual abuse at the hands of her youth pastor and said it made her reevaluate her relationship with God and religion. — Read on http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-hyles-lawsuit-st-0329-20200327-qhcr4b7utbbatna2io7e2j7j5q-story.html

Bart Ehrman on why everything you’ve been told about heaven and hell is wrong

(RNS) — Best known for his popular books debunking the central assumptions of Christian Scriptures, the New Testament scholar continues this quest in his latest book, ‘Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife.’ — Read on religionnews.com/2020/03/26/bart-ehrman-on-why-everything-youve-been-told-about-heaven-and-hell-is-wrong/

The 3 Discrediting Faults of the Council of Nicea (325 CE)

1. Constantine “invited” 1800 church representatives to the Council of Nicea, but only 300 attended. That is 84% refusing the emperor and 16% complying with the emperor’s demands. 16% is hardly a quorum. Accordingly, are we to believe that these 300 out of 1800 were specially inspired & spoke with Divine authority for all Christians, …

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How a data-backed Christian nationalist machine helped Trump to power | Donald Trump | The Guardian

With help from a vast evangelical network and data on almost the entire US voting population, the Christian right may have found the boost it needed — Read on amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/03/bill-dallas-christian-nationalist-right-donald-trump

Oath Keepers, CSPOA with Strong Ties to Trump-Supporting, Theocratic, White Supremacist, Christian Reconstructionists are Organizing “Second Amendment Sanctuaries” & Militias under Sheriffs, Convening in Richmond, VA | Bruce Wilson

[The below article has been duplicated in entirety from the ThreadReader rollout of Bruce Wilson's tweet thread. The ThreadReader page is HERE, and the original tweet beginning the tweet thread is HERE.] 1)So this is the moment I've been waiting for since I covered Donald Trump's 2016 meeting with William S. Lind who was one …

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