Monthly Archives: November 2013

Just Leave. (Or Not.)

I’ve got the turkey in the oven at last (we’re moving a bit late at Casa Cas today; I was up till the middle of the night squealing with glee over today’s cooking extravaganza–menu will follow at the end, and … Continue reading

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We All Crazy, and We Do What We Do (and yes, that means Teo Bishop, too).

There’s this guy named Teo Bishop who left Christianity to become a druid and he just reconverted to Christianity and apparently the sky fell and wait, I wasn’t paying attention, but who is Teo Bishop again? Are y’all as lost … Continue reading

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Redefining Words: Sexism and “Agreeing to Disagree.”

I saw this impassioned plea made by a Christian for people to agree to disagree on the subject of women’s ordination. The writer of the piece, Tish Harrison, insists that “objection to women’s ordination is not equivalent to sexism.” The … Continue reading

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Soothing Cognitive Dissonance (with Lies).

Today we’re going to talk about cognitive dissonance, that feeling of discomfort humans get when we hold two very conflicting ideas in our heads at once. People do all kinds of stuff to soothe that discomfort, even make up lies … Continue reading

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When Your Position Depends Upon Lying.

As a rule of thumb, if your position depends upon lying to people to maintain itself and if you can’t use the truth alone to maintain it, it’s not the right or moral position to take. That’s why I speak … Continue reading

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Joyce Meyer: Prosperity Gospel for Women (Is A Crock).

UPDATE: Hi! I get a lot of drive-by commenters on this particular piece so I wanted to say something to them before we get started. No, I’m not Christian, but respectful Christians are quite welcome here. Here’s my About Page … Continue reading

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The Cult of “Before” Stories: From Witchcraft to Christ.

Way back in the 1970s, a British Christian named Doreen Irvine wrote From Witchcraft to Christ. It was supposedly her “sensational true story of a woman rescued from Satan’s grasp by the power of God,” according to its tagline. And … Continue reading

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Housekeeping: Added a resource guide up top there.

It occurred to me that there are starting to get to be a rather unwieldy number of posts on here, and I should probably keep track of all this stuff somewhere, so I put together a resource page with all … Continue reading

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Faith in Humanity: Sowing Discord (and Harvesting Love).

As my country lurches toward the one day in the year when we are specifically thankful for stuff, I wanted to spend some extra time talking about stuff that makes me happy to be alive and part of the human … Continue reading

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When the Scam Ends.

“There’s one born every minute,” the consummate showman P.T. Barnum said once, and that saying goes double for religious scams. The implication is that for every one of those every-ones born every minute, there is a person who is happy … Continue reading

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