No Religious Test Shall Ever Be Required For the President. Article VI – US Constitution

No Religious Test for the President

In American politics today there is a faction of right wing conservative Christians who judge every candidate by their religion. There are those who have long maintained that President Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim, and therefore unqualified for the presidency. During his 2008 bid for the presidency former Governor Mitt Romney was incessantly questioned about his Mormon faith. It was so bad he had to give a famed “Faith in America” speech specifically declaring that electing him was not the same as putting the LDS church in charge of…

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What of eternal life?

The Good Samaritan

In Luke chapter 10 a theologian tested Jesus asking the seminal question: “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus, being wise, turned the question around on him, asking him what he already believed. The theologian responded “Love God with all your heart and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’” but that wasn’t the full question, the theologian really wanted to know “who is my neighbor?” In a classic legalistic maneuver, the theologian was looking for loopholes, but Jesus being wise to this, told a story upending popular notions of…

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The humanity of Christina Aguilera

Before the Super Bowl XLI, 5 time Grammy winner Christina Aguilera sang the national Anthem. Unfortunately for her, she flubbed one of the lines and ended up improvising to get back on track. If you monitor social networking sites like Twitter or Facebook, you will know that there are people out there very distraught of her trashing of the sacred anthem. The most common arguments justifying the harsh criticism are that she is a professional, and therefore such an elementary mistake is inexcusable. The other variation is that by virtue…

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