This has (probably) nothing to do with stupidity. Atheists are going after a market segment to sell their product the way protestant christians have been doing since Billy Sunday to today's televangelists.
Without having to go out on a limb, there will be books (ebooks) written for black atheists and then black authors to follow. Then video blogs and ultimately a show or even a cable station. Some already have stations but they are mostly white run.
Scott McMahan wrote: Once again: "Harris is in town promoting...his new book" - someone promoting a new book IS NOT NEWS!!!
I agree and disagree. True, dog bites man is NOT news--man bites dog IS.
I think this is and has been the situation since advertisng became full blown at the turn of the 20th century. News is determined by "newsmakers" and we dumb consumers have to waste our time reminding others what should be 'paid attention' to.
Daniel Boorstin wrote an excellent book called, The Image, where I believe he coined the term, "PSEUDO-EVENT."
"Divorce is now the scandal of the evangelical conscience." - - -
The scandal has and always been, as Kierkegaard has pointed out in his Attack Upon Christendom, ORGANIZED RELIGION CONTROLLED BY PAID PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE SELF-PROCLAIMED GATEKEEPERS OF A CULT OF SANCTIFIED MEN WHO CONFORMED TO THE BELIEFS OF SOME SEMINARY AND WHO TRULY BELIEVE THEY HAVE THE DUTY TO TELL OTHERS HOW TO LIVE.
Mr. Mohler, your opinions are not needed. Jesus did not die so people like you could live the American dream by establishing yourself as someone who is needed to keep others in line and jsutifying your salary by writing TWADDLE. This fraternity of yours, called evangelical, is no different than any other exclusive society like freemasons.
from article: "I have an incredible heart for broken people," he said. "I think we're qualified to hold people's hands" in times of trouble.
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Pay me, and I will do this for you--but I am not your therapist nor am I going to give you advice. Rather, I am going to relieve you of your personal responsibility of prayer to your Heavenly Father and ask for things on your behalf. Please understand, if your situation does not improve, it is YOUR fault. I am the professional and I can only do so much. Then why pay me you ask? Well, ever since the late 1800s people have PAID men who claim to be "called by god" to tell them what they want to hear. This is what makes our American gospel unique.
I get rich and I will pray that your income increases. When yours does, mine does also.
Beautiful isn't it?
Besides, what else am I supposed to do for money? Be a greeter at Walmart?
from article: â€śHis simple and entirely biblical doctrine of seed faith was not some unusual or bizarre idea from the edge of Christianity,â€ť asserted [Mark] Rutland. â€śJesus himself said give and it shall be given unto you, pressed down, shaken together and running over." - - -
36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: - - -
In verse 38, "WHAT" does Jesus say to "GIVE."
The entire chapter is referring to a forgiving and loving heavenly Father who Jesus is Himself. It is NOT TALKING ABOUT MONEY but rather MERCY and FORGIVENESS and due respect to your fellow human beings.
Of course, that doesn't mean we overlook SIN. No, we humble ourselves and ASK to be forgiven and ASK and keep ASKING for true judgment.
In most PSA's (Public Service Announcements) and Addiction Documentaries or news stories, the same remark is made by kids adn teens:
"It is EASIER to buy illegal drugs or prescription medication like Adderall or Oxycontin from friends/neighbors than it is to purchase cigarettes or alcohol at a convenience store."
What I notice is more common (this is relative to what I read and watch, of course) is that kids pick up these habits from their own parents. Sometimes it is the parent that GIVES the kids their first 'drink' or their first hit of say, METH or POT.
"Signs and symptoms of the disorder typically include feelings of sadness, lack of energy and social withdrawal. SAD sufferers frequently lose interest in their normal activities and often avoid interacting with friends and family."
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Funny, I get these 'symptoms' the day the clock runs out on the SuperBowl. It lasts until the middle of August. - - -
If you're gullible enough to believe that SAD exists (and the "S" can be replaced with 'summer,' 'spring,' or 'social anxiety,' or even 'sausage,' etc.) then you NEED to go see an EXPERT who can definitively tell you how you feel since apparently you do not know that Winters are usually cold and it arrives with a lot of white stuff called snow.
from article: "The biographer noted that examining Warrenâ€™s media appearances would suggest that he is considered the most valid spokesperson for the evangelical movement."
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God does not reward "VALIDNESS." He rewards His elect with FAITHFULNESS. All else will be burnt up in judgment on the LAST DAY.
Again, for you ignorant, blind dispy's:
There is no 1000 year period. There is no 7 year trib. There is no pre-trib rapture. There is no single MAN called the Antichrist. There is no ethnic distinction between Jew and Gentile. There is no more physical temple nor any need for further sacrifice.
All MEN as an aggragate who opposes Christ through their thoughts, words, and deeds IS the Antichrist.
Was the boy on any type of psychotropic drug? If so, which?
You know the media is "owned and operated" by corporate interests when things like pharmaceutical drug use is not mentioned, even if to just clear the air. It's so easy nowadays to claim, "he's evil."
Ironically, the (pseduo) church of Scientology through CCHR (but I am not positive of the connection so please don't quote me on this) made several "talkumentaries" regarding the dangers of anti-depressants and other so-called 'non-addictive' (ain't this a hoot) prescription drugs.
For information only, you could watch on google or on the CCHR website:
MAKING A KILLING
There are others but this one is a good place to start.