We don’t hear much on Capitol Hill these days about “sin.” It’s one of those words associated with another time, a different moral culture, the America of yesterday when religious terms were more prominent in public discourse.
Today, the talk is about “racism,” “anti-semitism,” “age-ism” “nationalism” and related terms. But what if there is one factor that underlies all of our “isms?” And if there is that one factor, maybe it’s related to what the Bible refers to as “sin?”
One thing can be said for sure about capitalism and that is where there is a demand for a consumer product, there will be a producer to satisfy that demand if a profit can be made. Thus, the new “Consent Condom” from Argentinian firm, Tulipan.
What is the Consent Condom? Glad you asked, particularly if you work on Capitol Hill. Put a bunch of smart young adults in a pressurized, highly competitive workplace and “things” inevitably happen. Now the name of the product makes sense, doesn’t it.
It wasn’t that long ago that no amount of money would have been enough to get me to do what I will do for the fourth time in five years, starting early tomorrow morning, February 2.
Me and more than a dozen buddies from Friendship Baptist Church in Sykesville, Md., and thereabouts will board a United Airlines flight from Dulles International Airport to Houston. It’s the first leg of a trip that takes us to Puebla, Mexico, arriving late tomorrow evening.
If you’ve worked for any length of time on Capitol Hill, odds are you’ve run up against something or somebody that makes you feel uncomfortable, inferior, “dumber,” insecure, or maybe even fearful.
Don’t worry, we’ve all been there and you are not even remotely alone in having such feelings, whether you are a disciple of Jesus Christ or not. Believers are just as susceptible as anybody else, but they have two unique resources for dealing with such challenges.
“Religious Nones” are among the fastest growing groups whenever survey research organizations like the Pew Research Center do polls concerning religious issues.
The results of the latest Pew survey of a representative sample of the Nones – which includes those who identify themselves as “atheist,” “agnostic” and “nothing” – finds an important reason (60 percent) these folks give for their views is they “question a lot of religious teachings.”