Category Archives: Religion

How God was created in the image of man

I had a daydream in which I envisioned the creation of the first god by the first human to do so. The human’s name was Oog, and he lived 200-thousand years ago—an early homo sapiens living in a band of about twenty nomads. Continue reading

Supreme Court takes ‘wrecking ball’ to separation of church and state with prayer ruling

After decades of affirming that prayers led by school officials are unconstitutional, said Justice Sonia Sotomayor, "the court now charts a different path."

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday offered “another example” of the court’s “conservative supermajority continuing its politicized agenda,” said the head of one of the nation’s largest teachers unions as the decision overturned decades of precedent which prohibited educators from leading students in religious displays. Continue reading

The history of Southern Baptists shows they have not always opposed abortion

With an abortion case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Southern Baptist Convention of June 2022 encouraged its members to pray for the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that made abortion legal in the U.S. Continue reading

Supreme Court ruling turns separation of church and state into ‘constitutional violation,’ warns Sotomayor

"We are witnessing one of the most extreme Supreme Courts in modern history rewrite the most basic social commitments of our society," said the head of one of the nation's largest teachers’ unions.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday warned that the court’s right-wing majority had further eroded the nation’s bedrock laws separating church and government when it ruled that Maine must include religious schools in a state-run tuition program. Continue reading

Abortion: Why is the court using religious belief to alter what should be secular law?

Democrats are generally disinclined to discuss religion, much less debate it. Continue reading

Teaching the children misogyny, or when a wondrous Eve told God to go to hell

Of the misogynist myths propagated to the children, none is more damning than the legend of Eve’s act in the Garden of Eden. For this, the folklore tells us, she, together with all females, was condemned by god to forever bear children in pain and suffering. From such myths, generations are raised to believe that within the female gender lies malevolence. Continue reading

Pompeo’s ugly Christian Dominionist dogma infects global relations

The most tarnished legacy of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be his introduction to U.S. foreign policy the racist dogma of the Christian Reconstructionist/Dominionist Evangelical Presbyterian Church, which, along with its sister Presbyterian denominations – the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARPC) and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) – are rife with warnings of a “yellow peril” endangering Western Christian “civilization.” Continue reading

‘Attacking the very foundations’ of church-state separation, SCOTUS delivers ‘seismic shock’ ruling on religious schools

‘Today's ruling is perverse,’ Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in her dissent.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a ruling civil liberties advocates warned could make taxpayers “underwrite religious education”—opening a massive crack in the bedrock principle of church and state separation. Continue reading

‘Justice is indivisible’: Placing Palestine back at the center of Muslim discourse in the West

It was nearly twenty years ago at a Muslim conference in Washington, D.C., that I heard the distressing argument that Palestine should not be made a central topic in the American Muslim political agenda. Continue reading

Prosperity gospel megachurches: close them down as health risks

The City of Destiny in Apopka, Florida [right] is a de facto entertainment complex for the weak-minded and gullible. It is neither a theme park nor a cinema multiplex. The City of Destiny is one of several megachurches across the United States that always takes advantage of people during a major threat like the COVID-19 pandemic to fleece their congregations and lure into their grips the fearful. Continue reading

Our mad dog president and his Bible-thumping kennel pals

The White House theocrats may be the biggest danger of all.

“I have done nothing to harm these people but they are angered with me, so what do they do, doctor up some income tax, for which they have no case… to harass a peaceful man.” Continue reading

Pandering to Christian Zionism: Trump outreach on display in Washington

In Washington on the weekend after the Fourth of July, Israel was praised and Iran was condemned in the strongest terms, with a bit of a call to arms thrown in to prepare the nation for an inevitable war. It might just seem like a normal work week in the nation’s capital, but this time around there was a difference. The rhetoric came from no less than five senior officials in the Trump administration and the audience consisted of 5,000 cheering members from the Christian Zionist evangelical group called Christians United for Israel (CUFI). Continue reading

Once again, the right hijacks that old time religion

In Babylon-on-the-Potomac recently, the brand new, $500 million Museum of the Bible had its grand opening. Donald Trump did not attend, perhaps fearing a fate like the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark when the remnants of the Ten Commandments are unsealed, holy mayhem ensues and miscreants melt like candles. Continue reading

Modern democratic states have no business with religion

These are the words of a wise leader of Indian freedom movement, who was an inspiration to millions of people in the world for his message of non-violence and love for truth. Continue reading

That tired old subject

Senator Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, declared two years ago, “Ultimately, freedom of speech is about ascertaining the truth. And if you don’t believe there’s a truth, you don’t believe in truth, if you’re an utter secularist, then how do we operate this government? How can we form a democracy of the kind I think you and I believe in . . . I do believe that we are a nation that, without God, there is no truth, and it’s all about power, ideology, advancement, agenda, not doing the public service.” Continue reading

Trump seeks to take wrecking ball to division between church and state

Draft executive order 'reads like the administration was challenged to see how many violations of the Bill of Rights can be contained in one policy change'

President Donald Trump appears intent on demolishing the wall between church and state, telling an audience on Thursday that he will “totally destroy” an amendment that bars religious tax-exempt organizations from engaging in political activity—while his administration reportedly circulates a far-reaching draft executive order on “religious freedom” that effectively legalizes discrimination. Continue reading

Protestants get ready to grovel

This week we learned that Jewish institutions insist upon the Protestant Church apologising for its founder’s views of the Jews. The Jewish Algemeiner writes that “the 500th anniversary of the Reformation would be the ‘perfect time’ for Protestant leaders to recognise and apologise for the ‘horrific antisemitism’ of their movement’s founder, Martin Luther.” Continue reading

Pontiffs and politics

The separation of church and state in America is fundamental. Thomas Jefferson and others stressed its inviolability. More on this below. Continue reading

Burning churches is legitimate under Jewish law

Commentators on modern Jewish history are often puzzled by the animosity of secular Jews toward gentiles. Particularly puzzling is the scale of Jewish ‘revolutionary’ violence towards Christianity and churches in particular. It is no secret that Bolshevism set many churches ablaze. Continue reading

Speaking out on religion, salvation or destruction

I was born a Jew and grew up in The Bronx in New York City. At the age of 13, I was Bar Mitzvad. As I grew older, I became more and more disenchanted with religion as an institution. I became aware of the historical role religion played in the life and destiny of man, a history which demonstrates wars, deaths, and destruction all in the name of God. Continue reading

Shia killing and Pakistan’s demonic dogma

By all standards, human rights abuse in Pakistan particularly against the Shia population is taking a horrendous momentum with the government keeping silent on the ongoing bloodbath. Continue reading

Anglican vicar a target of ‘Anti-Gentilism’ from Zionist quarters

WMR has recently reported on the growing threat of “anti-Gentilism” in Europe most notably seen in the virulent anti-Christian and anti-Islamic cartoons published by the recent Rothschild family-acquired French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, sexually-explicit attacks on churches and mosques by George Soros-funded and -inspired feminist groups like FEMEN and Pussy Riot, and attacks by Zionist groups on mainstream Christian denominations that support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) initiative against Israel. Continue reading

The elephant in the room

The origin of modern terror and crumbling Western values

Do you ever solve problems by ignoring them? Most of us would say that is not possible, yet that is precisely what Western governments do in their efforts to counteract what is called “Islamic terror.” Yes, there are vast and costly efforts to suppress the symptoms of what Western governments regard as a modern plague, including killing many people presumed to be infected with it, fomenting rebellion and destruction in places presumed to be prone to it, secretly returning to barbaric practices such as torture, things we thought had been left behind centuries ago, to fight it, and violating rights of their own citizens we thought were as firmly established as the need for food and shelter. Governments ignore, in all these destructive efforts, what in private they know very well is the origin of the problem. Continue reading

War begets war: It’s not about Islam; it never was

It is still not about Islam, even if the media and militants attacking Western targets say so. Actually, it never was. But it was important for many to conflate politics with religion; partly because it is convenient and self-validating. Continue reading

Spitting on other people’s prophets is not a Western value

In a BBC interview following the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, Jewish Chronicle writer David Aaronovitch advised those who do not approve of ‘freedom of speech’ to ‘move to Pakistan.’ It is not surprising to find a Zionist Jew advocating voluntary cleansing; after all, expulsion is a Jewish nationalist favourite adventure. Judging by Aaronovitch’s endorsement of elementary liberty, I am happy to announce that the appeal for freedom of expression is the immediate and very positive outcome of the disastrous events in Paris. Continue reading

US Supreme Court blasts another hole in the wall separating state and religion

On April 3, I posted an article on religion (“Freedom From Religion”) in which I differentiated between an individual’s right to worship whom he/she wants and how to worship from the destructive history of organized religion. Historically, organized religion has served as a tool of the ruling class to control the masses of people and as a vehicle for wars and intolerance of “others.” Continue reading

Canonization politics: The diverse legacies of John Paul II and John XXIII

I am seriously distressed at the choice not to mention the speed with which John Paul II was canonized as if to seal a reactionary agenda which, in essence, defines what the Catholic Church has been standing for in the past couple of decades and has stood for more than a thousand years since the message of its founder, a carpenter’s son, from a remote village corner, crossed the arid West Asian landscapes and became a religion of the Roman empire. Continue reading

Pope Francis asks forgiveness for child abuse by clergy

This is a story with which I can identify because I was nearly a victim of a young Catholic priest when I was in my early teens. Continue reading

Is Israel about to set off the Middle East’s ultimate TNT?

In relentless obsession, Israel is attempting to ignite the Middle East’s ultimate TNT. In the last days of September 2013, newly released data shows that the effort is escalating dangerously. Continue reading

The terrible plight of the Christians in Pakistan

Heart-rending scenes were shown on television of the coffins of the innocent victims of the suicide bombing following a Sunday morning mass at the All Saints Church in the city of Peshawar. Apparently this was done by Islamic militants in response to the “US drone strikes.” Continue reading

‘Arab Spring’ degrades into sectarian counterrevolution

The blind sectarian rampage, which has been waging a war on worship mosques, churches and religious shrines have become a modern Arab trademark phenomenon, since what the Western media called from the start the “Arab Spring” overwhelmed the Arab streets. Continue reading

The new pontiff comes with a dark past

The 115 voting members of the College of Cardinals moved with great alacrity to send a signal that they meant to shake up the church. In a two-day conclave, a speedy election voted in Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. And, at least for appearances sake, he became the first South American ever to grace the papal throne. In fact, he’s the first pope since 741 A.D. not to come from a European country. Continue reading