Monthly Archives: March 2015

Moving Day is Coming: To the Lee of the Stone!

Good news, everyone! Most of y’all know I’ve been helping the Recovering from Religion group with their Patheos blog, Ex-Communications, for about the last six months. It’s been a lot of fun and I’ve really enjoyed helping them in such … Continue reading

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Why I’m Going to Spend a Week Ripping “God’s Not Dead” to Pieces.

We’re about to take a quick break from our other projects to talk about this movie I blogged about watching last week, God’s Not Dead, which is a horrible movie in every single respect. There is a long list of … Continue reading

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The Handbook: Recognizing an “Argument From X” Attempt.

We’re going to be heading back to God’s Not Dead next week, but before we do that, I wanted to finish up something we were talking about last time we covered the Handbook for the Recently Deconverted: one of Christians’ very … Continue reading

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God’s Definitely Dead, and Mortally Embarrassed. (SPOILERS)

“God’s Not Dead” is an incredibly inept and horrible movie, and this is my full summary of it. Continue reading

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The Cult of Before Stories: Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth.

If she must teem, Create her child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart disnatur’d torment to her! Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks, Turn all … Continue reading

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Science Denial Has Become Christianity’s Cheap Marker Belief.

Science denial is a cheap belief to hold for Christians, which is why it’s a belief they cling to so hard–though it’s slowly becoming more expensive–just as their other culture-wars are starting to become. Continue reading

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The Handbook: Wishful Thinking in Apologetics.

Today we’re talking about wishful apologetics: those arguments that ache and yearn for an idealized form of Christianity. Special Guest: C.S. Lewis. Continue reading

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Weekend Edition: Stuff I Wish I’d Seen.

There’s a lot of weird stuff lurking in the unread pages of the Bible. Here are some of the strangest stories–ones I wish I’d seen when I was Christian. Continue reading

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The Vast Comfort of Literalism.

Ever wonder how someone converts into fundamentalist or evangelical Christianity? Here’s how I ended up there. Continue reading

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The Handbook: Science- and History-Based Apologetics.

One popular form of apologetics is the attempt to demonstrate the veracity of the Bible. This is probably the easiest form of apologetics to dismiss, as well. Continue reading

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