Monthly Archives: August 2014

But For Good People to Do Real Evil, You Need Religion.

The popular saying is attributed to a physicist named Steven Weinberg and goes thusly: With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil–that takes religion. And I … Continue reading

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Choices, Choices.

Oh, where would we be without entertaining stories of faux-persecution from American Christians? Today I noticed this story about a football player whining about having to miss religious services at his church (H/t: Friendly Atheist) because of scheduling conflicts with … Continue reading

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A Brief Primer About What Proof Looks Like.

It’s gotten almost old dealing with Christians who are convinced they have some kind of proof for their god and for the validity of their religious viewpoints who turn out not to have anything of the sort. From Ray Comfort‘s … Continue reading

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Duping the Educated.

I couldn’t wait another moment. We have to take a look at this news story and talk about it a little today. Yes, it’s that awesome. The piece is called “Dallas researchers out to scientifically prove biblical version of creation,” … Continue reading

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(Un)Prophetable.

Prophets–the divinely-touched emissaries of a god–have always had a very special place in human minds, haven’t they? They are thought to be the conduit for divine words and power, the most effective demonstration there could be for the existence of … Continue reading

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Interlude: The White Man’s Flag.

I can’t stop myself from briefly stepping back from our regularly-scheduled posts to add my wholehearted support for the people who are facing police brutality and oppression in Ferguson. It dismays me that so little has changed from decades past. … Continue reading

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When Sounding Deep Is Good Enough.

A couple of years ago, a young Christian fellow named Jefferson Bethke uploaded a video onto his YouTube account called “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus“. It got the attention of an awful lot of Christians, quickly amassing–as of … Continue reading

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The Christian’s Guide to Ex-Christians: The Things We Did Wrong.

I’ve mentioned before the Pentecostal-yardstick act that erupted whenever I or someone from my church met another Christian, haven’t I? When meeting someone new, I couldn’t just be happy to know someone new and get to know that person. I … Continue reading

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Victim Culture.

Ever met one of those people who with one sentence changes the whole way you conceptualize something? Today I want to tell you about a couple of times that’s happened to me and what resulted from those shifts in mindset. … Continue reading

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Speaking Out.

(Content notice: Religious abuse, and atheists being raging misogynists.) In the wake of the Mark Driscoll fiasco, the Christian policing act has already begun. And I wanted to spend a little time today sharing why I think this policing act … Continue reading

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