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2,491. Evangelicals like Haggard are foisting evidence falsehoods on their flock. The evangelicals are denying scientific evidence just to support bronze-age myths. (Religion & Faith & Science & Evidence & Theory & Evangelicals) Professor Richard Dawkins, The Root of All Evil? The God Delusion
25,208. I’m a born-again Q. (Star Trek & Evangelicalism) Star Trek: Voyager: Death Wish s2e18
58,696. One of this nation’s most prominent evangelical pastors is making stunning new admissions about his private life: the Reverend Ted Haggard said in an interview today that he bought crystal meth from Mike Jones, the male prostitute who says Haggard paid him for sex. News bulletin 3 November 2006
40,985. You do understand that this issue right here of intellectual arrogance is the reason why people like you have a difficult problem with people of faith. I don’t communicate an air of superiority over the people because I know so much more. And if you only read the books I know. And if you only knew the scientists I knew, you would be great like me ... Please, don’t be arrogant. (Insults & Evangelicalism) Ted Haggard, attempted interview Professor Richard Dawkins
58,673. I was a dog and worthless, an awful person, and then I sat down and talked with some experienced therapists and they were able to say, Oh we can walk you through that. Ted Haggard
58,678. Kids are everything – they love the evangelical message. Ted Haggard, cited Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady, Jesus Camp 2006
58,679. I am a deceiver and a liar. Ted Haggard
58,680. We have been exiled permanently from the state of Colorado. Ted Haggard
58,681. Churches aren’t just spiritual bodies, they are corporations. (Evangelicalism & Church) Ted Haggard
58,682. I’ve struggled and continue to struggle from time to time with same sex attraction. (Evangelicalism & Homosexuality) Ted Haggard
58,683. My sexual addiction was no different from someone suffering from alcoholism. (Evangelicalism & Homosexuality) Ted Haggard
58,684. There is a part of my life that is so repulsive and dark that I’ve been warring against it all of my adult life. (Evangelicalism & Homosexuality) Ted Haggard
58,685. I am a loser, a first-class loser. Ted Haggard
58,693. As the Head of the National Association of Evangelicals, he spoke for 30 million people and was at the top of his game. The Trials of Ted Haggard
58,694. Pastor Ted is trying to sell life insurance. ibid.
58,695. Haggard says he is now ‘completely heterosexual’. Denver Post
58,697. Reverend [Ted] Haggard was frequently at the White House and a big fan of President Bush, who he described as tanned, subtle and firm where it counts. Bill Maher
58,698. Reverend Haggard’s plight led many to ask, Is it genetic? I mean can a man actually be born a hypocrite? ibid.
58,699. They’re selling the same thing: fear. ibid.
58,674. I think evangelicals would do better if they concentrated less on bolstering the formal authority of the Scripture – which I certainly would want to affirm – and more on displaying how biblical texts can shape lives in salutary ways, how they are fruitful texts, how they are texts one can live according to. Miroslav Volf
58,675. Evangelical Christianity was on the march. But it wasn’t quite the finished product. That would happen in England ... His name was John Wesley. Bristol in the west of England is one of the founding centres of a denomination that would turn the Moravian dream into a reality – Methodism ... Wesley met the Moravians in 1775 on board ship ... A fairly methodical way of trying to achieve holiness. And early on, someone, without apparently friendly intent, called them Methodists. (Evangelicalism & Methodists) Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity
58,676. The Evangelic message reached all levels of society ... In the new world Protestantism would triumph. In America there is a bewildering range of Protestant denominations ... Evangelical Protestantism now swept through America. ibid.
58,677. Agents of intolerance. John McCain
58,686. There are between fifty and eighty million Evangelical Christians in America. Friends of God, HBO
58,687. In 2004 78% of Evangelicals voted for President Bush. ibid.
58,688. Signpost speech bubble: God, send us someone to cure AIDS, cancer etc. Etc. Next speech bubble: I did but you aborted them. ibid. US signpost
58,689. The Church is the only hope for the recovery of this country. ibid. Jerry Falwell
58,690. We’re living in an era where there seems to be no foundational morality. ibid. Rick Scarborough’s sermon
58,691. We are happy because we’ve settled some core issues. ibid. Ted Haggard
58,692. Evangelicals have the best sex life of any other group. ibid. Ted Haggard
58,700. Evangelicalism has taken the Extrovert Ideal to its logical extreme ... If you don’t love Jesus out loud, then it must not be real love. It’s not enough to forge your own spiritual connection to the divine; it must be displayed publicly. Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking
58,701. Pastor Ted and other evangelical pastors I hear about in the media seem to perceive just about everything to be a threat against Christianity. Evolution is a threat. Gay marriage is a threat. A swear word uttered accidentally on television is a threat. Democrats are a threat. And so on.
I don't see how any of these things pose a threat against Christianity. If someone disagrees with you about politics, or social issues, or the matter of origins, isn’t that just democracy and free speech in action? How do opposing viewpoints constitute a threat? Hemant Mehta, ‘I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist’s Eyes’