Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Choose Your Own Adventure About What “Free Speech” Actually Means.

I consider it a symptom of the disease of zealotry that so many Christians no longer understand exactly what “free speech” is anymore. (Yes, this is written partially in response to a couple of drive-by Christians who went that route.) … Continue reading

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Leaping from Floe to Floe.

Our dear friend Charles at Skeptic Journey has brought something up that I wanted to talk about today: the growing sense of flailing that I get from modern Christian organizations as they try to stem the tide of apostates and … Continue reading

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The One Thing Christian Parents Aren’t Doing.

Before we start, there’s some breaking news: I’m getting interviewed on radio by a member of Minnesota Atheists next Sunday, November 2nd, at 9am-10am CST! It’s my first radio interview so I hope I won’t suck at it. If you’re … Continue reading

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(Christians Are Not) The Designated Adult.

(CN: Domestic violence, abuse, gaslighting.) Hi and welcome back! We’re cruising right into the weekend, aren’t we? Last time we talked, I touched briefly on the way that Christians often insist on adjudicating and judging people’s lives and personal decisions. … Continue reading

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The Most Misunderstood Word (Isn’t Kingdom, Sorry).

I saw this interview on Religion News Service with Scot McKnight, who argues that Christians talk a big game about this idea of “kingdom,” but don’t really understand what it means in the Bible or how it should play out … Continue reading

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Why I Support Brittany Maynard’s Right to Die.

(CN: The right to die; death with dignity; my mother’s death of cancer. This is going to be heavy. Also, fuck cancer.) You could guess I do support the right to die, right? But not everybody does. Death with dignity … Continue reading

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The Unequally Yoked Club: The Real Threat.

Last time we talked about how church leaders and teachers have been pushing the false idea for years that marriages must be “based on Jesus” or else terrible things will happen to the couples involved. Today we’ll talk about some … Continue reading

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The Unequally Yoked Club: Yes Yes, But What Does It Look Like?

I wanted to briefly discuss something I talked about last time, about couples “basing their marriage on Jesus.” I was talking about how Christians tend to have very unclear ideas of exactly what they’re basing their relationship on, namely: The … Continue reading

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The Unequally Yoked Club: The Most Important Thing.

Hi y’all! We’ve been talking lately about how quite a few Christians base their marriages on a shared belief in their religion, making the whole marriage quake when one partner loses that belief. I made the point that it really … Continue reading

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The Unequally Yoked Club: The One Pillar.

Welcome back, R2Ders! We’re heading into the Unequally Yoked Club today. One thing I was taught from my earliest years as a Christian–and see stressed even more nowadays–is this idea that Christian couples should base their relationship with each other … Continue reading

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