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Dispatches from the Creation Wars

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Jon Rowe here. A little while ago I refuted this article by Bryan Fischer that claimed America’s Founders as evangelical Christians. I’m not sure if he’s replying to me in this article (rather he replies to some unnamed secularist whom he insults); but he doubles down on an error all too commonly made by Christian…

Jon Rowe here. James Hanley and I co-authored a policy brief for the above named institute on Muslims and the Founding Fathers which may interest you. The discussion always continues on America’s Founders and religion at American Creation and you may specifically discuss this policy brief here.

John Fea’s New Book

Jon Rowe here. Ed gave me permission to pop in now and then and alert you all to things I think are important. The book was delivered yesterday to my house. I’ve been having fun leafing through it. I really like what I see so far and hope it becomes a “standard bearer” in the…

Later

I see Ed is back so my services are no longer needed. Many thanks to him and you for the opportunity to reach a wider audience. Check out my regular blogging at the League of Ordinary Gentlemen and American Creation. If I can get one last plug in. I was going reboot this post on…

George Washington v. Fundamentalists

On the Swedenborgs. From a modern fundamentalist website:

Earlier this week, a number of religious freedom activists, bloggers, and organizations were alerted by Sgt. Justin Griffith, a soldier at Fort Bragg, NC, to a mandatory U.S. Army survey called the “Soldier Fitness Tracker.” One of the areas included in this survey, which measures a soldier’s fitness in a number of areas, is “spiritual”…

Before He Was the Farting Preacher

Robert Tilton made a LOT of $$ conning people. That is until Diane Sawyer and ABC’s “Prime Time Live” took him down circa 1991. I remember it when it all went down (I was about 18). It was very amusing and YouTube kindly reproduces much of the drama. My favorite was Tilton’s one hour mea…

Edward Tarte

I haven’t seen this guy yet discussed on Scienceblogs (I could be wrong). But his atheist/skeptic arguments seem interesting to me. He’s a former Roman Catholic Priest and a cancer survivor. As an aside, I have no desire to debunk religion like he and the new atheists do. I do get the sense the problem…

Christians in Iraq continue to suffer since the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003. CBS News reports: No decorations, no midnight Mass. Even an appearance by Santa Claus has been nixed after Iraq’s Christian leaders called off Christmas celebrations amid new al Qaeda threats on the tiny community still terrified from a bloody siege on a…

Gallup published its biennial creationist poll last Friday. The biggest change is a 9% drop in Americans who believe, “God created humans in [their] present form“. That rate dropped from 44% to 40%. That’s the lowest result since Gallup began publishing a trend on this poll. In 1982, the first year reported, the result was…