Category Archives: Guides

The Unwashed Heathens and Foreigners of “God’s Not Dead.”

(ZOMFG, SO MANY SPOILERS. Also: Racism, domestic violence, religious idiocy.) We’ve been talking lately about the shitball movie God’s Not Dead. We started with a review of the movie itself, then a summary of why I hate this movie so much, an … Continue reading

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The Women of “God’s Not Dead.”

Changed my mind; we’ll do the Christian episode later. Today I want to talk more about how the movie God’s Not Dead deals with its female characters, because last time we talked I touched briefly on one aspect of the movie–its … Continue reading

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The Unequally Yoked Club: Relationships in God’s Not Dead.

(Please consider all of my posts about this movie to be spoilerrific.) Last week I got hammered and watched God’s Not Dead so you don’t have to. One thing I learned watching it was the rather surprising fact that the various reviews … 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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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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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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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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The Handbook: Apologetics: Pascal, Ontological, Cosmological.

Today we’re going to be taking a twenty-five-cent tour of some of the apologetics arguments people are likely to see once they’ve deconverted, along with an overview of the arguments’ flaws. Continue reading

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