Monthly Archives: July 2014

Out of the Fullness of the Heart.

Well, those computer problems are totally worse than I’d initially thought (“so that’s what a crashed hard drive smells like!”), so I’m at that borrowed computer again to write–but glad to do it, because I noticed something yesterday that really … Continue reading

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Oh Noes! What Would You Do?!?

I’m smack in the middle of a lot of computer issues lately, but I couldn’t help but carve out a few minutes to mention something I’ve been seeing among Christians of late in RL and in social media: asking non-believers … Continue reading

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The Unequally Yoked Club: Dale’s New Book

Good news for folks in the UYC! Dale McGowan’s newest book, In Faith and In Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families is coming out soon. I wanted to start talking about it, since … Continue reading

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Predators Go Where the Prey Grazes.

(CN: Elder abuse, religious abuse, and emotional manipulation.) If you needed a good mad for the day, here’s all you’ll require to get it: a story about how young evangelists have been recently spotted happily preying upon vulnerable elderly people … Continue reading

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It’s So Romantic.

(CN: Religious abuse, domestic violence, stalking.) Today we’re going to talk about one of the most sickening aspects of modern Christianity: this idea that the Christian god “woos” people by abusing and hurting them. “To woo someone” means to seek … Continue reading

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The Night My House Was Exorcised, Sort Of.

Have you ever had a really embarrassing deed haunt you for years? This is one of mine. Set the Wayback Machine for the late 1980s: I was 17 years old and had been dating Biff a few months. I’d been … Continue reading

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A Way Through the Briar Patch.

(CN: Rape threats and religious abuse.) Y’all probably know I’ve been friendly with the Christian who runs the website/blog “Quiet Christianity”, who I call “TQC.” With his permission I wanted to talk a little bit about that emerging friendship. I … Continue reading

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