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Exposing a pro-war leader:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW2GDmmteTc

Also, see this:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/101700419832707251773/posts/eybvkzHWhRJ

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I'm a Centre-Left Progressive or Centre-Leftist, a survivor of Right-Wing-Fundamentalism, a Progressive Christian (I've been a Progressive Christian for over 6 years now), an Egalitarian Anti-Feminist, an advocate for the philosophy of non-violence and restorative justice (and I find MLK Jr. and Gandhi to be very inspiring), and bisexual, and I don't apologize for any of it, in fact I'm proud of what I am and what I stand for.

I expose three of the most toxic, harmful and destructive ideologies in the history of humanity.

Right-Wing Fundamentalism:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/wq5IFB

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzG_3q50DuPlq27XseoEGxGtZiIcFJeFu

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzG_3q50DuPk-XmXqBanggRDz7vcv8-cy

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzG_3q50DuPkxPperh1GuityUchUGrOad

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzG_3q50DuPmoWQfjVFjSsJGSN_SBs3fY

https://plus.google.com/u/0/101700419832707251773/posts/hEJSdUruPyB

Warmongerism/Executionism:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/kHYZf

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzG_3q50DuPkeSAfVj2obYJXXuhp0ziKC

Feminism:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/IqjPf

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzG_3q50DuPmtsCXmoy4rH4_vu7ztoH7S

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As fundies die off, the religious left grow:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/19/1224991/-As-Fundies-Die-Off-the-Religious-Left-Grows

The ultimate guide to debunking right wingers' insane persecution fantasies:

https://plus.google.com/101700419832707251773/posts/CeMeLPFCDVn

"Why you can never reason with Fundamentalists" (Fundamentalists on both "sides"; that is, Right-Wing "Christian" Fundamentalists and militant/radical evangelical Atheists):

https://progressivespring.com/2014/01/22/reason-with-a-fundamentalist/

It's time to stop calling Fundamentalists "Christians":

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-mcfarlane/fundamentalists-world-vision_b_5036935.html

Here's a few words of wisdom from an Atheist Youtuber:

"Why should the extreme radical fundamentalists get to commandeer the term Christian and why should atheists help them to do so? It only reinforces the extremists' idea that they're the "only true Christians" and gives them an excuse to ignore what moderates and liberals say. The sooner the extremists realise they are actually in a small minority and don't have a monopoly on Christianity, the sooner they'll stop trying to force their agenda on every other member of society. Things like the whole gay marriage debacle will be a thing of the past because they will realise that they're not gonna force their religion onto those who don't wish to follow it."

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The Right-Wing Fundamentalists' false doctrine of "eternal torture" exposed:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/bf/a3/c0/bfa3c090e6867834a3c56cc86cc32990.jpg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/12/90/34/129034e654c5d60220c4d08f26957f26.jpg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/71/42/47/714247cba362ae07ac8a4e2d516b8455.jpg

Would you allow a police officer to tell your child that he/she will be burned in fire as punishment? Don't allow a religious leader to do it, either. That. Is. Abuse.

See those videos on this topic:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/101700419832707251773/posts/X8iBJcEU6F6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLI7YIDQEh0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF6ETuAiOOk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAjWynaTUW0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P3DNHXgYnk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nldKaBWpQs0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9kmN1E3gwI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkxTZEmalNo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFoMhN0fVl8

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Exposing the Right-Wing Fundamentalists' insane irrational belief in "the end times":

https://plus.google.com/u/0/101700419832707251773/posts/WxcraCqmofM

https://plus.google.com/u/0/101700419832707251773/posts/DnDTpcXQmRY

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"There is incessant debate about it: have theists or atheists historically caused more suffering and death? When you add up the numbers, opposing Stalin with Torquemada, the Chinese Revolution with the Crusades, have atheists or theists killed more, tortured more? And was Hitler a theist or an atheist, anyway?

Here's a better question: who cares?

Suppose Hitler was an atheist. Suppose Stalin tortured and killed more people than all of the theists put together. What implications follow for atheism as a whole? None -- few atheists are even remotely like Hitler or Stalin. Suppose Hitler was a theist. Suppose the Crusades resulted in more suffering and death of innocents than the actions of all atheists combined. What follows for theism as a whole? Nothing -- the majority of theists are nothing like Hitler and despise the Crusade mentality.

Theists and atheists who spend their time trying to denounce the other side by arguing that "tyrant W was an atheist," "racist murderer X was a theist," "insidious philosophy Y presumes there is no God," or "destructive dogma Z is based on the Bible," are typically engaging in a classic act of bigotry -- the demonization of an entire class of highly varied people on the basis of the actions of a few extremists. In the process, they insult and polarize the good people on each side, and trivialize the comparatively minor, yet still dangerous, elements within.

Those theists who consider atheism the root of all evil should consider: would they rather have in power an atheistic secular humanist, who is "for the defense of basic human rights, including the right to protect life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,"1 or would they prefer to have in charge a theist like The Order's Glenn Miller?

Similar considerations apply for atheists. Ought an atheist really choose an atheistic latter-day Stalin, who would gladly initiate a bloodbath if he could, over a theistic pacifist who would rule with a gentle and tolerant hand?

Is theism or atheism inherently dangerous? No. Both are consistent with intolerance and violence, but neither one has intolerance and violence as a "logical conclusion." There are those who embrace hate and violence for religious reasons, and those who embrace them for secular reasons. Likewise, there are those who reject hate and violence for religious reasons, and those who reject them for secular reasons. And in fact, the vast majority of theists and atheists share common basic moral attitudes towards their fellow men and women.

We need to transcend the divisive rhetoric set forth by radical theists and atheists, those who would condemn the entirety of religion or secularism on the basis of the actions of a few in the past, present, or future. We need to acknowledge the common moral ground that most theists and atheists in fact share today, and band together against our common enemies, the small, extremist, insidious elements that exist on both sides of the fence. We may disagree with one another about what is true, and to some extent about what is good, but most of us can, and need to, stand together against bigotry, intolerance, and violence.

So, was Hitler an atheist or a theist? As long as he wasn't typical of either side, I could care less what he was."

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(Quote on quote) "Why I am a Progressive Christian

Someone laid out 10 reasons why Progressive Christianity is a more preferred position for him, as a Christian, but this list particularly resonates with me, and I probably could not have written this any better myself, about myself. Many Christians here have asked me rather point-blank, "Why are you a Progressive, and not Conservative?" As if Conservatism is somehow a default position for Christians to take. I've always said that Jesus would never be a Conservative, at least not the way it has become known today. Compassion is my main reason. We are expected to follow Jesus, to be like Jesus. Love is the basis for Christianity, and I do not see much in modern conservatism that has anything at all to do with love or compassion.

So here goes:

1. I want to associate with people who are respectful and treat others, even their opponents, with basic human decency and civility.

Too many conservative leaders have become increasingly disrespectful to the point of being rude, crude and mean-spirited. It’s become impossible to ignore — from Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., shouting “You lie!” during the president’s State of the Union address to Donald Trump reaching historic lows with name-calling, crude insults, genital braggadocio, and violent rhetoric.

2. I can’t support regressive thinking that longs for a time when life was worse for nearly everybody.

Whether you like President Barack Obama or not, former religious right activist Frank Schaeffer told the ugly truth about contemporary conservatism: It has carried out a vicious “slow motion lynching” of our first African-American president. Today’s conservatives have been undermining voting rights for minorities, vilifying immigrants, and scapegoating LGBTQ people. One simple word in Trump’s campaign slogan — “again” – harkens back to a time of deep discrimination against everyone who doesn’t look like or pray like me.

3. I won’t be pandered to or manipulated based on religious self-interest or bigotry.

Today’s conservatives support a frightening array of proposals that go against our Constitution’s call for “equal protection”: banning people from entering the country based on religion, mass surveillance of communities based on religion and creating registries of people based on religion.

4. I am drawn to policies that support conquering poverty, not perpetuating it.

When I began to understand the complex causes and conditions that trap people in poverty, I better understood the need for quality education, nutrition, health care, child care, occupational safety, fair pay, racial equity, and public transportation. I became increasingly drawn to leaders who work to reduce poverty by reducing teen pregnancy, addiction, family breakdown, domestic violence, gangs, mass incarceration, and untreated mental illnesses. In short, the more I became committed to poverty reduction, the more I saw how conservatism keeps people trapped in poverty.

5. I cannot support the massive transfer of wealth from the poor and middle classes to the rich.

Conservatives often complain that Progressives and Liberals want to transfer wealth, but the fact is, for decades conservatives have supported a massive transfer of wealth to those who need it least. They have long promised that if we just help the rich through tax cuts, deregulation, and undermining worker rights, the benefits would “trickle down” to the rest of us. When I was younger, I was naive enough to believe this kind of voodoo economics, but with age I’ve come to see that all that actually trickles down is a toxic slurry of pollution, unemployment, crumbling infrastructure and economic inequality that is pummeling Americans, regardless of race or religion.

6. I have grown so tired of being misinformed and manipulated about abortion.

Here are the facts: Abortion rates went up under former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, then down under Bill Clinton, remained level during George W. Bush and have fallen about 13 percent during the Obama administration. There were 29 abortions per 1000 women aged 15-44 in the Reagan years, and the number has dropped to 16 today. As evangelical-born writer Rachel Held Evans has said, CRIMINALIZING ABORTION ONLY REDUCES ITS SAFETY, NOT ITS INCIDENCE (IT INCREASES MATERNAL DEATH RATES WHICH MEANS MORE DEATHS WHICH IS NOT PRO-LIFE).

The conservative culture war on abortion has failed. Its “baby-killer/women-hater” rhetoric has polarized and paralyzed us for decades. IF WE WANT TO REDUCE ABORTION (PRO-LIFE), WE MUST FOCUS ON POLICIES THAT HAVE PROVEN TO DO SO: BETTER EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE, AND WAGES -- WHICH IT TURNS OUT, ARE POLICIES THAT ALSO IMPROVE WOMEN'S LIVES AND STRENGTHEN FAMILIES.

7. I care about the health of the earth.

My faith leads me to support environmental policies that build a cleaner, more sustainable and ultimately more profitable future. When I hear conservative candidates talk about shutting down the Environmental Protection Agency and getting rid of government regulations that protect the environment, I wonder how many more Flint-style water crises there will be, how many more Gulf oil spill disasters there will be, how many more inches (or feet!) the sea will rise, and how much national and global instability will result. I’m no fan of big government, but conservatives argue for shrinking government to a size that it can no longer hold big business accountable as it plunders our one and only beautiful planet earth for short-term profit and long-term disaster.

8. I won’t feed terrorism.

Too few conservatives seem to understand the simple strategy of terrorism: use inexpensive, unpredictable, and highly visible attacks to instill fear among rich and powerful nations to entice them to bankrupt themselves financially and morally through endless and unwinnable wars. When conservatives advocate for “bomb the hell out of them,” “waterboarding” and “carpet-bombing” strategies to beat terrorism, they are foolishly marching us right into the trap the terrorists have set. Progressive Christians and Progressive Muslims are fed up with Conservatives who feed and fuel terrorism.

9. I am sincerely concerned about Trump’s base.

A good friend of mine, a Trump supporter, said this to me the other day: “Whatever you think of Trump, white men like me feel like we’ve lost a lot. We’re everybody’s whipping boy. We’re tired of being disrespected. Trump gets that.” I think there are millions of Americans, many of them white and working class, who feel like my friend. Their jobs were shipped overseas. They’ve been hurt by an economy that aggregates wealth at the very top. They’ve fallen between the cracks of a dysfunctional Congress so divided that it gets next to nothing done. Sadly, beyond stirring them up with angry speeches, once Trump gets what he wants from them — their vote — he’ll leave them even worse off and therefore angrier. We need actual policies that will help them build a better future, not vain promises about returning to the past.

10. I believe in the power of love, not the love of power.

I understand that millions of Americans are pumped up by Trump’s talk about being tough, his “punch him in the face” bluster, his disgust with a free press, and his glib praise of dictators and torture. But my faith leads me to see true greatness in service and true power in love, self-control, and neighborliness — not domination, reactivity, and revenge. Trump’s love of power may have served him well in business and entertainment, but in political leadership, it will be his Achilles’ heel, and his reactivity and lack of humility will make him chaotic and dangerous.

Not only that, but supporting a crude, angry, unaccountable and self-indulgent leader sets a terrible example for our children and grandchildren. And if conservatives reward Trump with a victory, can you imagine what the next generation of conservative politicians will be like?

Listen, I don’t always agree with everything that goes under the label of progressive (though I agree with a lot of it), and progressives need to be more effective at communicating and implementing their best ideas. But I cannot support any party or candidate — local, state, federal or presidential — characterized by mean-spiritedness, bigotry, unfairness, carelessness toward the poor, funneling wealth to the richest, undermining abortion reduction, destroying our fragile planet, playing into the hands of terrorists, exploiting the anger of suffering people, and being driven more by the love of power than the power of love.

Any one or two of these reasons would have been sufficient to lead me away from voting conservative. All of them together make me a consistent and passionate Progressive voter in this election, win or lose… not in spite of my Christian faith, but because of it.

To all who come from the conservative evangelical heritage, I would say this: Your pastors, parents, or radio/TV preachers may not grant you permission to break up with conservatism, but you have it anyway.

Permission is granted by your conscience." (End quote)

I couldn't agree more with this guy. It's because of those reasons and so much more that I am a Progressive Christian.

Why I am a NON-EVANGELICAL Christian, and let me add this, there are many non-evangelizing types of Christians, who prefer to "preach" more by example, than by words (I agree with the author of the article because she's right on this one):

https://plus.google.com/u/0/101700419832707251773/posts/io2r62UuRCB

According to this, only 13.1% of Christians are evangelicals (that means about 90% of Christians, most of which are Progressives and Liberals by the way, prefer to "preach" more by example than words):

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangelicalism

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Judaism and Right-Wing Fundamentalism have nothing to do with Jesus' teachings, they are poison for the soul, and they are cancers on society:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/101700419832707251773/posts/1JZ1iN3d83S

https://plus.google.com/u/0/101700419832707251773/posts/Y2TyfM5zCjh

https://plus.google.com/u/0/101700419832707251773/posts/7wHkCFTBX5F

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzG_3q50DuPkxPperh1GuityUchUGrOad

https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/wq5IFB

Many Christians leave Right-Wing Fundamentalism every year and today the vast majority of Christians (like 95% of Christians) are Progressive. The Right-Wing Fundamentalists are a dying breed, their bullshit will die with them, and their descendants are ashamed of them.

I'm a Centre-Left Progressive or Centre-Leftist, a survivor of Right-Wing-Fundamentalism, a Progressive Christian (I've been a Progressive Christian for over 6 years now), an Egalitarian, an advocate for the philosophy of non-violence and restorative justice (and I find MLK Jr. and Gandhi to be very inspiring), and bisexual, and I don't apologize for any of it, in fact I'm proud of what I am and what I stand for.

https://questorpastor.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/pca-presentation-6.jpg
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