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Robert Johnson is a paralegal and a freelance writer in Florida. He was raised Roman Catholic, but after reading Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason, he became a Deist. In 1993 he founded the World Union of Deists and in 1996 he launched the first web site devoted to Deism, www.deism.com.  He is listed in Who's Who in Hell and is the author of Deism: A Revolution in Religion, A Revolution in You and An Answer to C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity.  He wrote the introduction to The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition and also writes for Examiner.com.

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Chilling Effect of Hate Legislation Poisons Business and the Web
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-12-29 16:00
Abusive governments, such as most of us suffer under, need to control their subjects. One way they do this is to pass laws that attempt to dictate not only our actions, but also how we think and feel. Hate laws attempt to do just that. And now that Big Brother, suppressive attitude has found its way into the internet and the business world. It has blocked me from doing business with an...
Why Deism and Corrupt Government Don"t Mix
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-12-16 16:00
It's been my experience when talking to people about religion, that the overwhelming majority of them have never heard of Deism. Hopefully, with the recent conversion of world-famous philosopher and atheist, Antony Flew, to Deism, this will begin to change. The lack of knowledge of Deism is highly unusual given the strong role Deism has played in the history of Europe and America. But, as FDR is...
The Cat Is Out of the Bag!
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-12-14 16:00
As Bush and the neocons were arranging the unnecessary war in Iraq, many people said the major reason for the war was to secure Israel as the dominant power in the Middle East. Collateral benefits were boosts in political careers for the political prostitutes in Washington. People who voiced these ideas were ignored or called anti-Semitic. Those of us who recognize the 'why' of the war...
U.S. Government Turns Its Back on Democracy
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-11-08 16:00
The tiny little democracy in the Middle East is surrounded by a deadly, vicious enemy. It needs help to sink the roots of democracy deep in its troubled soil so democracy can eventually spread throughout the region. But the US government, who says its goal in the Middle East is to see to it that democracy does indeed spread in that area of the world, is refusing to help the neophyte democracy of...
Boycott the Government--Don"t Vote!
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-10-28 15:00
The US government is evil. It's publicity arm, the media, is just as bad. The media is currently, as it does every election season, trying to drum up interest in the scam known as the presidential election among the voting cattle. They're bombarding us with lines like, 'It's a real horse race--neck and neck down to the wire!' This is supposed to make us get out there and vote! The, 'it's soooo...
Church and State
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-10-24 15:00
There are many strong parallels between religion and government. Both require unquestioning obedience in order to avoid severe punishment. Both make absurd claims that go against all reason and reality. Both claim to be doing good while they're doing bad. And the cornerstone to both is hypocrisy. Because America is by far a country dominated religiously by Christianity, I will be dealing with...
Journalists?
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-10-04 15:00
The First Amendment to the US Constitution states, in part, 'Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press . . .' If Congress didn't do it, who did? Someone must have made a law that is 'abridging the freedom of the press,' otherwise, surely, there would be open debate in the US media regarding the 'special' relationship between the best Congress money can buy...
Anti-Semitism?
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-10-04 15:00
The US Congress just passed a bill, and George W. Bush quickly signed it into law, that creates a special office within the US State Department to monitor anti-Semitism around the globe. This is another attempt by the career politicians to win Jewish favor in an election year. In fact, promoting Jewish interests around the world is one of the very few issues that finds almost complete bipartisan...
What Is George Reading?
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-09-21 15:00
George W. Bush reads the Bible daily. His followers in the White House have regular BS (Bible Study) sessions. But what exactly are George and his followers reading when they crack open their holy Bibles? And how could what they read in their holy book influence the lives of the rest of us who are directly affected by their decisions and superstitions? Recent polls indicate the primary concern...
Oops -- I Started a War!
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-07-18 15:00
The two recently released reports on 'intelligence' put out by the US and British governments show what total disdain the government and its politicians have for the common person. Both reports openly state that the excuses to start the war, WMD and ties to al Qaeda, were based on bad information. The excuses are false. Why would the politicians and government 'leaders' be so careless about...
Osama bin Laden Needs a Reality Lesson
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-07-12 15:00
Americans are not the only ones suffering under the delusion that we live in a free country and can control our own national destiny. It appears that Osama bin Laden suffers from the same delusion, according to his own words. In his Letter to America (which appears to be greatly suppressed by the US media/government, probably because it lists the reasons we're being attacked, not the lies the...
Politicians--Are They Prostitutes or Pimps?
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-06-21 15:00
With few exceptions, if any, the government representatives known as politicians, have their political careers for selfish reasons. That's why they use the term 'public service' so frequently. It masks the reality of their greed, deceit, and self-serving actions. The way they operate makes them anything but 'public servants.' To my eye, they appear to be either political prostitutes or political...
The Democratic Crusade
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-06-15 15:00
We must make the world safe for democracy. After all, we know what is best for, not only ourselves, but what is best for the rest of the world, too. And in this age of Islamic terrorism, we must install democracy firmly in the countries of the Muslim Middle East. We must conquer Iraq, Syria, and Iran for our holy cause of democracy! This is similar to the thought process that brought about the...
Is the 9/11 Commission Doing the Right Thing?
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-05-23 15:00
The 9/11 Commission is trying to study the deadly attacks of September 11, 2001 so we can learn what to do to save more lives when we are attacked again. What they should be doing is trying to learn what caused the Islamic terrorists to attack us in the first place, so we can, if possible, remove the reason and prevent further attacks. I think I found that answer while watching CNN. While an...
War: Who"s to Blame?
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-05-05 15:00
On the surface, war appears to be caused by evil tyrants who want to "take over the world." Adolf Hitler was placed in this category. Then we had the Red threat, which was credited with wanting to turn the world into a Communist gulag. Now, we're told, the reason for the current war in Iraq is to defeat the "terrorists" who hate us because they're jealous of our jeans, our wealth, and our "...
Christians Owe the Jews a Double Debt
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-04-20 15:00
Much is being said about the long held ideas brought to the surface by Mel Gibson's movie, The Passion of the Christ. The popular movie has broken box office records for the first two weekends of its release, and again on Easter weekend it retook the number one spot. The key controversy of the film is centered on charges by a large segment of the Jewish community that it is anti-Semitic because...
The Neocons Are Biblically Grounded
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-03-31 15:00
The new conservatives, or neocons, are a powerful group in Washington , DC . They are credited in Time [1] as being the driving force, through neocon and Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, to suggest to George W. Bush that the US needed to start a war in Iraq . After thousands of dead and horribly wounded Iraqis, 600 dead and well over 2,000 mutilated and wounded Americans, the American...
Why Deism and Corrupt Government Don"t Mix
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Robert L. Johnson 2004-12-16 16:00
It's been my experience when talking to people about religion, that the overwhelming majority of them have never heard of Deism. Hopefully, with the recent conversion of world-famous philosopher and atheist, Antony Flew, to Deism, this will begin to change. The lack of knowledge of Deism is highly unusual given the strong role Deism has played in the history of Europe and America. But, as FDR is...
FDR Turned a Blind Eye to the Holocaust
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Robert L. Johnson 2010-11-19 03:00
Column by Robert Johnson. Exclusive to STR November 16, 2010 marked the 77th anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the United States government turning a blind eye towards the Holocaust of the Ukrainian people. On November 16, 1933, the United States formally recognized the Soviet Union for the first time with an official pact.   The pact was brought about not by Roosevelt negotiating...
Democrats Demonstrate Why Voting Is a Fraud
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Robert L. Johnson 2012-09-10 23:00
Column by Robert Johnson. Exclusive to STR This past Wednesday, September 5, 2012, is a day that should live on as a day of true education. For on that day the Democratic Party let all the world see, and it was preserved on video for posterity to witness and learn from, what a truly senseless and foolish act voting is. Thank you, Dems!   The powerful and clear lesson came as Los Angeles...
C.S. Lewis Called for a Christian Theocracy
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Robert L. Johnson 2010-09-09 02:00
By Robert L. Johnson.   Exclusive to STR   After reading articles by David J. Theroux of the C.S. Lewis Society which had links at www.strike-the-root.com and which paint the Christian apologist C.S. Lewis as a freedom loving libertarian, I had a hard time reconciling what little I do clearly know of Lewis with the claims made by Theroux. The only book I’ve read that Lewis wrote...
Why 'The Greatest Generation'?
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Robert L. Johnson 2010-01-12 03:00
Exclusive to STR   Tom Brokaw coined the phrase “the Greatest Generation” for those Americans who lived through the Great Depression of the 1930s and who went on to fight, kill and die in World War II. You have to ask yourself why a key spokesman for the established government-friendly (to say the least) mainstream media would hold these Americans in such high regard.  ...
The Biblical Roots of the “Lunatic State of Israel”
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Robert L. Johnson 2010-06-14 02:00
Exclusive to STR     The courageous Jew Norm Finkelstein recently described the Jewish state of Israel as a “lunatic state.” He made this statement during an interview regarding the slaughter of nine volunteers who were murdered by the Israeli Occupation Forces while trying to break Israel’s illegal and anti-human blockade of Gaza. The nine people murdered in the...
Do We Owe Gratitude to American Veterans For Having Fought in Iraq?
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Robert L. Johnson 2013-03-22 04:56
Column by Robert L. Johnson. Exclusive to STR U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel marked the 10th anniversary of the U.S. war against Iraq by saying, “Every one of the more than one million service members that deployed to Iraq, often for multiple tours of duty, deserves our highest praise and deepest debt of gratitude.” Is Hagel correct? Do the American people owe the veterans of...
Obama Takes a Double Bitch Slap from Israel
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Robert L. Johnson 2010-05-10 02:00
Exclusive to STR   Bitch slap number one: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is in Israel trying to restart the Palestinian/Israeli peace talks. While in Israel the Israeli government announces its plan to build 1,600 apartments for Jews in Palestinian East Jerusalem. This allegedly outrages Biden and the Obama administration. How can they appear to be working for peace in the Middle East when...
Voting: Stupid Is As Stupid Does
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Robert L. Johnson 2010-07-21 02:00
By Robert L. Johnson.   Exclusive to STR   A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that 51 percent of the voting cattle are upset with Obama and the Democrats. Their solution is to replace the Democrats with Republicans! This is similar to actual beef cattle preferring Burger King to McDonalds. Either way, the cattle lose.   The Republicans, who the voting cattle are taking a...
Governor of Virginia Embraces Romans 13:1-7
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Robert L. Johnson 2010-01-29 03:00
 Exclusive to STR   Bob McDonnell, Virginia’s newly elected governor and graduate of televangelist Pat Robertson’s RegentUniversity, said at a prayer breakfast before his inauguration that he looks at his political career and being governor as a ministry.  He also said, “For a ruler to be just and to be fair and to have the wisdom needed in order to do right for...