Thursday’s Religion News Roundup: Baptisms decline * Hate crimes tracked * “Worm food”

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America's largest Protestant denomination is in decline. The FBI will track hate crimes against religious groups. Humanists in the Army's chaplaincy corps?

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  • Earold D Gunter

    “John Esposito, the Georgetown dean of all things Islam, says such talk is dangerous, too”.
    It is dangerous to say anything negative about Islam. Unfortunately it is dangerous to do so because Islamic radicals will kill you for it, or even inoccents who said nothing, but just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is exactly why we must keep talking about the negative aspects of not only Isalm, but of all religious beliefs.

  • Old Dude

    Obama FBI: they’ll react to mere utterances about eastern religions but circulate warnings (HSD) about Christians to Police Departments. They are sensitive to Cambridge P.D. but indifferent to malfeasance by IRS, Holder. Selective justice is not justice. The media ignores it. They’ll have a field day with the Verizon records.

  • Old Dude

    So.. basically you can be prosecuted for having an opinion about the Boston Marathon incident. Just like the Soviet Union now .. unpopular opinion .. you go to the GULAG. Papa Joe .. (recall how early Christians had to communicate using code words for Rome, fish (sign of Jonah), Babylon, etc.

  • David Thompson

    In reading the roundup I am always baffled at the level of lunacy that goes along with being religious. If the same type of responses were made about something secular, one would question whether the respondent was delusional or perhaps schizophrenic, but when it’s coming from a religious perspective it just gets an automatic pass.

    “Virginia’s GOP lieutenant governor candidate, E. W. Jackson, wrote that Maharishi Yoga will open you up to the devil: “The purpose of such meditation is to empty oneself. [Satan] is happy to invade the empty vacuum of your soul and possess it.”

  • Billysees

    ” ….we must keep talking about the negative aspects …..of all religious beliefs. ”

    Well said.

    And then we must keep talking about the positive aspects of all religious beliefs.

    But will it be too hard to decide what the negative and positive aspects are ?

  • kevan scott

    Old Dude, what does the IRS investigation have to do with anything in today’s RNR? Right, absolutely 0. You show your prejudice and hate just by the comment itself. Mr. Thompson, exactly right, scratch my head quite often at all that, too.