• 18 SEP 05

    Is the tide slowly turning against ICNIRP’s “end of history” ideology?

    Francis Fukuyama (1992) termed the phrase “The end of history” for his theory that modern liberal democracy has been so successful as a system of government, conquering rival ideologies such as hereditary monarchy, fascism and communism, that it was the “end point of mankind´s ideological evolution”. Fukuyama called it the “final form of human government”,

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Bush’s Holy War on Nature

    Left Behind: Bush’s Holy War on Nature By Chip Ward TomDispatch.com http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=22312 Thursday 15 September 2005 Hurricane Katrina showed us how difficult it has become to distinguish between natural disasters and man-made ones. First, the Army Corp of Engineers decides it can build a better river than Mother Nature and in the process deprives the

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Hillsong: Songs of praise — and politics

    Hillsong: Songs of praise — and politics http://sunday.ninemsn.com.au/sunday/cover_stories/transcript_1811.asp July 3, 2005 JANA WENDT: The word ‘church’ hardly seems to describe Hillsong, which looks more like a convention centre for God’s delegates. Today its 18,000 Pentecostal Christians represent the largest congregation in Australia. BRIAN HOUSTON, HILLSONG CHURCH: Perhaps the reason why we’ve been effective and have

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Costello addresses Hillsong congregation

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV PROGRAM TRANSCRIPT LOCATION: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2005/s1406779.htm Broadcast: 04/07/2005 Costello addresses Hillsong congregation Reporter: Tony Jones TONY JONES: I spoke with Treasurer Peter Costello a short time ago just outside the Sydney Superdome, after his address to the congregation. Peter Costello, thanks for joining us. A big reaction again. Do you feel a bit

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    • 18 SEP 05

    FYI: The Origins of the Pentecostal Movement

    From the Holy Spirit Research Center http://www.oru.edu/university/library/holyspirit/pentorg1.html The Origins of the Pentecostal Movement by Vinson Synan, Ph.D. (Formerly Director of the Holy Spirit Research Center; now Dean, the School of Divinity Regent University) Introduction 19th Century Holiness Movement Origins of Pentecostalism American Pentecostal Pioneers Missionaries of the One-Way Ticket Neo-Pentecostals and Charismatics ———————————————————————— Introduction The

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Plan To Push Religious Right’s Controversial Political Agenda

    Americans United Exposes Congressional Leaders’ Plan To Push Religious Right’s Controversial Political Agenda http://www.churchofreality.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=59 The Family Research Council, a Washington-based Religious Right group, held a closed-door “Washington Briefing” March 17-19, 2005. During the event, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) addressed attendees and pledged that Republican leaders in

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Educating America’s Christian Right

    BBC News UK Edition Wednesday, 2 March, 2005, 16:57 GMT http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/crossing_continents/4311709.stm By Mark Alden BBC Radio 4’s Crossing Continents Energised by last year’s election victory which mobilised their vote, Christian conservatives have been confidently pushing a moral agenda which puts education at the heart of a battle to change US culture. Patrick Henry students are

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Christian evangelicals are plotting to remake America in their own image

    The Crusaders From the Rolling Stone http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/_/id/7235393?rnd= 1119683189844&has-player=unknown Christian evangelicals are plotting to remake America in their own image By BOB MOSER Apr 07, 2005 It’s February, and 900 of America’s staunchest Christian fundamentalists have gathered in Fort Lauderdale to look back on what they accomplished in last year’s election — and to plan what’s

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    • 18 SEP 05

    The Anti-Christ and I

    The Anti-Christ and I By Steve Weissman t r u t h o u t | Perspective Wednesday 08 June 2005 Satan rules, at least according to many of my fellow Americans. In recent surveys, over two-thirds of those polled said they believed the devil to be real, whether with or without horns and a

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Fundy pseudo science

    The following was written in 1996 and is still posted on the biblebelievers web site. It is a fairly illustrative example of the sort of pseudo-science babble that is promoted by the religious right in America. For instance note where the author claims that Global warming is a myth and actually the world is getting

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Marching to the drums of madness

    Marching to the drums of madness Comments from Nick Possum’s Blog “Whispers from the mean streets” http://www.brushtail.com.au/drums_of_madness.html 1 May 2004 There was something eerily familiar about the photos of the maltreated Iraqi POWs. I looked again at the snap of the prisoner standing on a box. He was holding electrical leads in his outstretched hands,

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Democrats Voted Out of Baptist Church

    Democrats Voted Out of Baptist Church The Associated Press http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/050705Z.shtml Saturday 07 May 2005 Waynesville, N.C. – Some in Pastor Chan Chandler’s flock wish he had a little less zeal for the GOP. Members of the small East Waynesville Baptist Church say Chandler led an effort to kick out congregants who didn’t support President Bush.

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Jesus, Jihadis, and the Red-State Blues

    Jesus, Jihadis, and the Red-State Blues By Steve Weissman t r u t h o u t | Perspective http://www.truthout.org/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/24/5479 Thursday 29 July 2004 In this week of John Kerry’s nomination, we should all give President Bush his due. Iraq boils up in his face. Over half his fellow Americans now think his war wrong-footed,

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    • 18 SEP 05

    How Evangelical Christians Are Creating an Alternative Universe of Faith-Based News

    Stations of the Cross: How Evangelical Christians Are Creating an Alternative Universe of Faith-Based News By Mariah Blake The Columbia Journalism Review http://www.cjr.org/issues/2005/3/blake-evangelist.asp It’s the first Tuesday of April. In Washington, D.C., the magnolia trees are blooming, tourists crowd the sidewalk cafés, and Congress has just returned from its spring recess. CBN News has chosen

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Christian Emphasis on Evangelism at Heart of Air Force Academy Scandal

    Christian Emphasis on Evangelism at Heart of Air Force Academy Scandal By Steve Rabey Religion News Service http://www.beliefnet.com/story/167/story_16786_1.html Colorado Springs, Colo., June 2 – There’s “a heck of a battle” going on at the Air Force Academy, says legendary football coach Bobby Bowden. The problem is deciding who started it. Bowden and other evangelicals rallying

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Air Force Cadets See Religious Harassment

    Air Force Cadets See Religious Harassment http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/04/19/national/w111447D80.DTL By ROBERT WELLER, Associated Press Writer Tuesday, April 19, 2005 Less than two years after it was plunged into a rape scandal, the Air Force Academy is scrambling to address complaints that evangelical Christians wield so much influence at the school that anti-Semitism and other forms of religious

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Air Force to Probe Religious Climate at Colorado Academy

    Air Force to Probe Religious Climate at Colorado Academy http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/03/AR2005050301499.html By Alan Cooperman Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, May 4, 2005; Page A03 The Air Force said yesterday it is creating a task force to address the religious climate at the U.S. Air Force Academy, following allegations that its faculty and staff have pressured cadets

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Inside America’s Most Powerful Megachurch

    Soldiers of Christ: Inside America’s Most Powerful Megachurch By Jeff Sharlet Harper’s Magazine http://www.harpers.org/SoldiersOfChrist.html Thursday 26 May 2005 They are drawn as if by magnetic forces; they speak of Colorado Springs, home to the greatest concentration of fundamentalist Christian activist groups in American history, both as a last stand and as a kind of utopia

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Part V: America’s Religious Right – Saints or Subversives?

    This is part 5 of a 5-part series. Part I: The Lure of Christian Nationalism Part II: Hang Ten and Fight! Part III: A Deadly Culture of Life Part IV: Pie in the Sky Part V: “The Ayatollah of Holy Rollers” America’s Religious Right – Saints or Subversives? By Steve Weissman t r u t

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    • 18 SEP 05

    Part IV: America’s Religious Right – Saints or Subversives?

    This is part 4 of a 5-part series. Part I: The Lure of Christian Nationalism Part II: Hang Ten and Fight! Part III: A Deadly Culture of Life Part IV: Pie in the Sky Part V: “The Ayatollah of Holy Rollers” America’s Religious Right – Saints or Subversives? By Steve Weissman t r u t

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