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A blimp hovers over several churches with a sign pointing to one in particular that says, "God is now here!" and everyone is running from the other churches to that one.

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An LGBTQ+ rainbow sheep is kicked out of a church of white sheep who say, "Here, to come out is to kick out. Blessings though!" "Love you!" "Bye!" "Good luck finding another church!" TO COME OUT IS TO KICK OUT I know a lot of people disagree with me on this, but I claim almost no one thinks they're doing something evil. The church in this cartoon really believes it's doing the right thing. They just disagree with a certain idea. So they must remove or restrict those who believe or live or embody that idea. They really do think they love that...

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A man on a couch depressed. His wife on the phone: “Sorry, he can’t come to the phone right now. He’s losing his religion.” WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF DECONSTRUCTION? You deconstruct uniquely. This is why I promote spiritual independence. You do you! Here are symptoms you may experience. MENTAL: Deconstruction usually starts in the mind, often initiated by trauma: an event that provokes doubt. It can be as simple as questioning the Bible, or the loss of a loved one that makes you question a caring God, or frustrating experiences in the Church or with religious people. A Doubt...

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A doctor shows a patient an x-ray of her head full of question marks and says, “I’m afraid you have an incurable form of deconstruction.” WHAT IS DECONSTRUCTION? In 2009 I participated in a hermeneutics workshop. We were to prepare by reading books supporting conservative hermeneutical approaches to scripture while dismissing liberal ones. I read them with fascination. The workshop echoed the books’ defense of traditional hermeneutical approaches. But I loved the ideas of the philosophers (such as Derrida, the father of deconstruction) who were dismissed. The workshop had the opposite intended affect. I was converted! People started calling me...

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In the first frame a group of people are gathered around Jesus as he gently teaches. It says, "How it started." In the second frame people are gathered around the American flag worshipping it in front of a church. It says, "How it's going." Nationalism is not just an American problem. We're seeing it around the world.  I'm also seeing it in Canada, where I live, where some believers believe Christians should rule the country with their fundamentalist beliefs and are working and praying hard to make this happen. We can say the problem is patriotism. But it's deeper than that. It's that some people are convinced theocracy...

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