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Michele Bachmann: Trump is without a doubt ‘the most biblical president I’ve ever seen’
deadstate.org/michele-bachmann

July 30, 2019
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July 30, 2019
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Elsevier doesn't make finding their feeds intuitive, but they do have some. On the frontpage for a journal, click "View Articles," then look under "Explore journal content." If they have OA feeds, the link will appear next to the full RSS link.

July 30, 2019
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The more Americans know about evangelicals, the less they like them: study
christianpost.com/news/the-mor

July 30, 2019
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:earthstrike: on Friday!
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Here's a tip for fellow people or people with or other neurodiversities who are interested in and/or but find it hard to keep their mind from wandering:

Don't be afraid to use stim toys or other objects while you're meditating. Moving and playing with something doesn't make the practice less mindful, and in fact there's a long tradition behind it: there's a string of beads called a Japamala that is traditionally used in meditation, where the beads are passed through the fingers one by one while repeating a mantra. The beads keep track of the number of repetitions so you don't have to hold it in your mind if you're going for a specific number, but they also help to ground you to the world around you and quiet your mind

Personally, I use a worry stone while I meditate, but don't feel bad using anything you have around, like a stim toy, a chew necklace, a clicking pen, etc. There's nothing wrong with using what you have to stay mindful!

July 29, 2019
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Hey fedi- I used to work at a thrift store; and if you are donating some old books, here are some that aren't worth the resources spent transporting, sorting, and pricing them because they just don't sell:
- cookbooks
- dictionaries
- encyclopedias
- best seller novels like HP, Twilight, The Hunger Games, etc. So many of these are donated that most don't move
- self-help books, especially best sellers, for the same reason
- Chicken Soup for anyone's soul
thank you and boosts +

July 28, 2019
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Bible misreadings, homosexuality, God is a Welfare Statist

Quick test out there for ya: According to the Bible and God Himself, why was Sodom Destroyed?

Congratulations, if you answered "the gays" (or some variant therein) you've fallen pray to one of the many, many cultural misreadings of the Bible.

God explicitly states why He destroyed Sodom in Ezekiel 16:49, 50. "... [T]his was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy. Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me."

Now before you shout 'a-ha! The word abominations can only refer to The Gays(tm)!!" remember Hebrew prohecy/poetry follows a parallel structure. It says the same thing twice. Arrogance, richness and not helping the poor /are/ the abominations for which Sodom got brimstone'd.

July 29, 2019
Willow Loves Thexlogy!
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45 years ago today (1974, July 29): First ordinations of women into priesthood of the Episcopal Church took place in Philadelphia.

satucket.com/lectionary/ordina
ncronline.org/news/parish/epis

July 29, 2019
Willow Loves Thexlogy!
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July 29, 2019
Willow Loves Thexlogy!
willowlovestheology@openweb.social

"Until we change how we think about poverty, politicians of both parties will continue to blame the poor for their problems and pit us against each other." - The Rev. William Barber.

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

July 26, 2019
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"If the rise in uninformed opinion was limited to impenetrable subjects that would be one thing, but the scourge seems to be spreading. Everywhere you look these days, America is in a rush to embrace the stupid. Hell-bent on a path that’s not just irrational, but often self-destructive. Common-sense solutions to pressing problems are eschewed in favour of bumper-sticker simplicities and blind faith."
macleans.ca/politics/america-d

July 26, 2019
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US government death penalty move draws sharp criticism bbc.in/2Yl2R8K

July 26, 2019
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Patriotism, like religion, meets people’s need for something greater to which their individual lives can be anchored … America’s state religion, [is] patriotism, a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry that “treason” is morally worse than murder or rape. (William Blum)

July 24, 2019
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Mike Pompeo is misrepresenting the Bible to gin up war with Iran
theweek.com/articles/851870/mi

July 22, 2019
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July 22, 2019
Willow Loves Thexlogy!
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"Trump’s frenetic female supporters use the same technique for the same reason. In praising predatory men and attacking outspoken liberal women, they reinforce their devotion to the dominant group, the group they subconsciously fear because it controls their fate: Republican men."

independent.co.uk/voices/trump

July 21, 2019
Willow Loves Thexlogy!
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"Capitalism can’t be reconciled with the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth – or so claims the New Testament translator David Bentley Hart. Christ condemned not just greed for riches, but their very possession, and Jesus’ first followers were voluntary communists. With technologized market forces dominating our world, is a truly Christian economics still possible? What, if anything, lies beyond capitalism?"

plough.com/en/topics/faith/dis

July 21, 2019
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Jonathan Rowson — Integrating Our Souls, Systems, and Society onbeing.org/programs/jonathan-

July 20, 2019