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fire-and-brimstone

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  • Bates, a sober, thoughtful, and anything but fire-and-brimstone speaker, traveled to Roswell, New Mexico, in 2009 to make similar warnings at a fundamentalist Christian counterconference on the officially designated anniversary of the supposed crashing of a UFO with “aliens” there in 1947.

    First Contact

  • Along those lines, Mr. Callahan seldom has been described as a fire-and-brimstone coach.

    Professor Callahan and His Crew

  • His biographer, Richard Immerman, notes that many Europeans believed that Dulles was “a fire-and-brimstone anti-communist fanatic who would risk the nuclear annihilation of the continent in an effort to blow a hole in the Iron Curtain.”

    Eisenhower 1956

  • Interestingly, most of the tract-distributing evangelist types nowadays mostly ignore the New Testament, preferring the more ancient fire-and-brimstone God to the one who loved you so much he sent his only Son to save your miserable undeserving soul.

    9/11 Truth and the Paranoid Style - Boing Boing

  • I grew up in an Orthodox home in New York, where I had a right-wing, xenophobic, anti-intellectual, fire-and-brimstone, free-thought free, shtetl-mentality, substandard education.

    Nathan Englander - An interview with author

  • Egypt's Sunni Muslims have next to nothing in common with Iran's fire-and-brimstone Shia.

    Eric Margolis: The Lessons of Tahrir Square

  • She was no fire-and-brimstone preacher, but over the past 14 years, Apostle Peebles was a charismatic and powerful presence before her thousands of congregants, a motivational life coach of sorts who laughed and cried during sermons.

    Megachurch co-founder reached beyond the pews

  • Only Cannavalefails to impress, bringing too much ham to his rambling fire-and-brimstone monologue.

    DVD Review: The Merry Gentleman « Screaming Blue Reviews

  • This sentiment is not just limited to the right-wing, fire-and-brimstone set.

    Jonathan Miller: The Moral Case for Gambling

  • Before, the UAW had a fire-and-brimstone approach to bargaining.

    UAW Boss Makes Nice, Touts End of Us vs. Them

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