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A close look at religions in San Diego

Sikhs, atheists, Hare Krishnas, orthodox Christians, Christmas in movies, Yellow Deli evangelicals

Tamara Johnson and Daryl Jackson.  “Christmas is the most vile, disgusting thing on the planet."
Tamara Johnson and Daryl Jackson. “Christmas is the most vile, disgusting thing on the planet."
  • There Is One God

  • "The equality of all people and all religions is central to our faith. We didn't want to seem as though we were saying, 'No! We're not Muslims! Don't attack us! Those guys over there are Muslims! Go attack them!"
  • By Abe Opincar, Nov. 2, 2006
"I would go to Padre or Charger games. People in the stands would yell things at me like, 'Osama!'"
  • Christmas without Jesus

  • “When I was growing up in New York, before the period when we started calling this the ‘Winter Season,’ it was the ‘Christmas Program,’ and I was in a choir singing Christmas songs at public school. I could still give you a few verses of ‘Adeste Fideles,’ but I could never bring myself to sing the line ‘Christ the Lord.’”
  • By Robert Kumpel, Dec. 14, 2001
Charles Hardy: "Christmas is just fine with me as a Buddhist. I don’t decorate my home, but we do send out Christmas cards.”
  • Lion-Shaped Means Wider in Front

  • "The women with whom I lived took cold showers — and they showered every time they had a bowel movement. "
  • By Jeannette DeWyze, Aug. 3, 2006
New temple in Escondido. ISKCON acquired the Rincon Avenue property for $560,000, and "The escrow papers were stamped and signed and recorded on Krishna's birthday in 1999."
  • Church on Sunday?

  • If not, did you ever wonder why people do?
  • By Matthew Lickona, April 8, 2009
Campus Crusade for Christ's Jon Braun, now Father Jon Braun, Orthodox priest: “I knew that the Roman Catholic Church was evil because that’s what I was taught.”
  • Joy to the Screen

  • Isn’t the Wizard of Oz a pretty good image of the Old Testament God — terrifying, all-powerful, full of bizarre commandments?
  • By Matthew Lickona and Scott Marks, Dec. 21, 2011
Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell perform “Silver Bells” in Sidney Lanfield and Frank Tashlin’s The Lemon Drop Kid.
“I’ve only had positive experiences with them and do not feel like they are doing anything but good for one another."
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Tamara Johnson and Daryl Jackson.  “Christmas is the most vile, disgusting thing on the planet."
Tamara Johnson and Daryl Jackson. “Christmas is the most vile, disgusting thing on the planet."
  • There Is One God

  • "The equality of all people and all religions is central to our faith. We didn't want to seem as though we were saying, 'No! We're not Muslims! Don't attack us! Those guys over there are Muslims! Go attack them!"
  • By Abe Opincar, Nov. 2, 2006
"I would go to Padre or Charger games. People in the stands would yell things at me like, 'Osama!'"
  • Christmas without Jesus

  • “When I was growing up in New York, before the period when we started calling this the ‘Winter Season,’ it was the ‘Christmas Program,’ and I was in a choir singing Christmas songs at public school. I could still give you a few verses of ‘Adeste Fideles,’ but I could never bring myself to sing the line ‘Christ the Lord.’”
  • By Robert Kumpel, Dec. 14, 2001
Charles Hardy: "Christmas is just fine with me as a Buddhist. I don’t decorate my home, but we do send out Christmas cards.”
  • Lion-Shaped Means Wider in Front

  • "The women with whom I lived took cold showers — and they showered every time they had a bowel movement. "
  • By Jeannette DeWyze, Aug. 3, 2006
New temple in Escondido. ISKCON acquired the Rincon Avenue property for $560,000, and "The escrow papers were stamped and signed and recorded on Krishna's birthday in 1999."
  • Church on Sunday?

  • If not, did you ever wonder why people do?
  • By Matthew Lickona, April 8, 2009
Campus Crusade for Christ's Jon Braun, now Father Jon Braun, Orthodox priest: “I knew that the Roman Catholic Church was evil because that’s what I was taught.”
  • Joy to the Screen

  • Isn’t the Wizard of Oz a pretty good image of the Old Testament God — terrifying, all-powerful, full of bizarre commandments?
  • By Matthew Lickona and Scott Marks, Dec. 21, 2011
Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell perform “Silver Bells” in Sidney Lanfield and Frank Tashlin’s The Lemon Drop Kid.
“I’ve only had positive experiences with them and do not feel like they are doing anything but good for one another."
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Atheistic: (adjective) Disbelieving or lacking belief in the existence of God. Thus it is not a religion. The problem with religion is that each religion teaches that their belief system is the "one and only" and that all the other religions/belief systems are dooming their followers to hell. One can have faith without religion. One can believe without religion. Religion can only exist if it promotes (sells) itself and extracts money from their followers. Many religions do good things but above all they are in the business of selling their particular brand to people. Extracting from them through threats of going to hell or excommunication the giving of money. Just so no one is confused an Agnostic (noun); a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God.

May 3, 2020

Pastor Clarke, you're late for church.

May 3, 2020

Yup except I gave it up for Lent a number of years ago.

May 3, 2020

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