Tag: religion

Fresh Air: How ‘One Nation’ Didn’t Become ‘Under God’ Until The ’50s Religious Revival

The words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and the phrase “In God we trust” on the back of a dollar bill haven’t been there as long as most Americans might think. Those references were inserted in the 1950s during the Eisenhower administration, the same decade that the National Prayer Breakfast was launched, according […]

Read the Jefferson Bible online

In 1820 — six years before his death at the age of 83 — Jefferson produced a leather-bound, 84-page volume titled The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, Extracted Textually From the Gospels in Greek, Latin, French & English. Jefferson eliminated everything in the Bible concerning miracles. He ended the Gospel story with the […]

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“Religious Freedom” means Christian Passive-Aggressive Domination

We worked this stuff out during the civil rights movement, because all the same ideas

Bill Moyers Essay: Freedom of and From Religion

Bill Moyers Essay: Freedom of and From Religion from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

Free will

Rabi Wolpe: "Do you believe in free will?" Christopher HItchens: "I think we have no choice."