Remember folks, the wall of separation between church and state is a myth!
“God has granted no interviews, made no public appearances, and kept entirely to Himself for what seems like ages, and yet it’s fair to say that no other author has been quite so influential,” said noted critic and conference attendee James Wood.
This is a Cracked piece and if you hate Cracked because it’s clickbait, I’m with you, but these paintings are pretty funny.
It also doesn’t escape my notice that everyone (included Jesus) in all these paintings is white. Well, other than those depicted as “bad guys”, anyway.
America’s capital is finally getting the Bible museum it so desperately needs! And, of course, it’s brought to you by the good people at Hobby Lobby!
The biggest challenge for a Bible museum that’s bankrolled by the evangelical Green family? Well, that it might actually be designed for the purpose of proselytizing rather than as a museum of historical artifacts related to the history of the Abrahamic faiths:
Elizabeth Merritt, founding director of the Washington-based Center for the Future of Museums, said keeping a clear distinction between science and religion was the most important challenge the Bible museum faced in differentiating itself from so-called creation museums, like the one in Petersburg, Ky., that has drawn scorn from paleontologists for displays making the case that dinosaurs died in a biblical flood.
As the Green collection evolved from an assemblage of rare biblical artifacts to the curation of a large museum, Mr. Carroll, formerly a professor at Baylor University, decided in 2012 to part ways with the project. While he believes in the scholarly roots and historical significance of the collection, he is concerned that the Green family faces a difficult challenge in balancing its passion for ministry with the objective mission of a museum.
And the concern seems to be justified since “Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby and the son of its founder, has referred to the Bible as ‘a reliable historical document,’ and, as part of the museum project, he is developing a curriculum to ‘reintroduce this book to this nation.’”
On the plus side, this looks to be a really nice spot for many of the Supreme Court justices to hang out.
HT: Brian McCraw.
A little-known religious exemption to United States labor law may have just become extremely important, thanks to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Hobby Lobby.
By declaring that “closely held” corporations may hold religious beliefs, the court may have provided businesses with a new tool for crushing workplace unionization drives. In addition to declaring themselves exempt from contraception mandates and non-discrimination laws, religious employers may soon be able to argue for an exemption from collective bargaining laws.
Little Caesars argued that the persecution of Christians and the feeding of them to ravenous big cats was a “deeply held” religious belief, that the continued survival of the roughly 6,000 Christian employees, as well as the fact that they remained on company payroll, imposed a “substantial financial burden” on their religious liberty.
John Oliver vs Hobby Lobby
go to google translate. type a sentence in english and translate it to a language of your choice. translate it again to another language. translate it again. and again. and again. translate it 6 more times. then once more. translate it one final time back to english. what are you left with? something that’s completely different than the original.
or as we like to call it
This is great