An Important Observation c/o Ashley-Madison

The following post was published on the Daily Kos by SemDem. The article is great and I recommend you read the entire article at the Daily Kos website.

On Rightwing Christians: Have you noticed something odd about this Ashley Madison scandal?

Ashley-MadisonSince the Ashley Madison scandal broke, I have noticed a distinct lack of condemnation from you rightwing christians.

Where are all the youtube hate videos against the subscribers practicing adultery?

Where are the droves of protestors picketing like Planned Parenthood?

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Did Jesus Ever Exist?

JesusWe have discussed the veracity of the stories contained in the Gospels and even the possibility that Jesus was a real person, but according to an article on Alternet, Valerie Tarico writes that a growing number of scholars are openly or actively arguing against Jesus’ historicity. The article, reprinted at Salon is titled

5 good reasons to think Jesus never existed

Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are “mythologized history.” In other words, they think that around the start of the first century a controversial Jewish rabbi named Yeshua ben Yosef gathered a following and his life and teachings provided the seed that grew into Christianity.

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Jesus Wept

JesusThis was passed on to me by a follower of this weblog. It was taken from Jesus For President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw (link to Amazon).

Being an atheist myself, I still have some familiarity with the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, and for the most part, those teachings are not being practiced by the religious right in this country which seeks to bully anyone different from themselves and uses any subterfuge, lying being almost a given, to get their way.

More than one person has stated the obvious: a radical fundamentalist is a radical fundamentalist whether they worship Allah, Jehovah, or Jesus.The biggest fallacy I see is that MEN are deciding what their GOD intended, and then acting as if they were gods themselves. It’s all a very durable and pervasive scam … but a scam nevertheless.

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