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Wrestling With the Bible: Belief Is Seriously Overrated

To qualify for God’s love do we have to sign on the dotted line that we “believe in the name of the only Son of God”? I don’t think so.

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Books Openers: Harvey Cox — You Don’t Have to Believe to Be a Christian

I’d like to recommend Harvey Cox’s newest book to all my non-believer friends. So many of the sophisticated, highly educated people I know labor under the assumption that they have to believe – to assent intellectually to – the factuality of traditional Christian teaching. They don’t. And here’s why: The idea of a fixed creed to which a true Christian must subscribe dates back, not to the life of Jesus, but to the emperor Constantine.

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Gods Big Blog: Why So Many Americans Are Leaving or Switching Churhes

A graph on the Pew Forum website reaveals why so many Americans are changing their religious afilliation. Forty-five percent say they are “unhappy with teachings on birth control.” Seventy-one percent say they did so because they “just gradually drifted away from the religion.”

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