Tag Archives: Bible

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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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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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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Sometimes I Feel Like I Dodged a Hail of Bullets.

I’m reading this piece about IHOP and feeling a shiver go down my spine every few paragraphs. I want to share how it feels to be an ex-fundamentalist reading about a fundamentalist cult gone horribly wrong. IHOP in this context … Continue reading

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He’s Not a Zombie. Or a Lich.

I need to clear up a small gaming-related confusion. See, we may joke about Jesus being a Jewish zombie, but I’m sorry to tell you: he’s not a zombie. That meme running around Facebook is right–sort of. It is however wrong about him being a lich. So here is how I figured out what the character of Jesus really is. Continue reading

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A “God’s Not Dead” Retrospective: The Day I Debated the M.Div. Dean of My College.

The backlash continues against that stupid movie God’s Not Dead (which is at this point rounding 20% on Rotten Tomatoes’ review site and a 16% on Metacritic). Christians defend it to the skies–check out the responses to the reviews posted … Continue reading

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Leaving Church.

Today we’re going to talk about leaving religion–and what happened to me after I made my intentions clear that I was done with church. Leaving religion isn’t always easy. I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I just … Continue reading

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The Christian’s Guide to Ex-Christians: The Atrocity Apologetics Act Needs To Stop. Now. (I’m Not Kidding.)

If you’ve ever had a friend who was dating an extraordinarily bad person, you know how your friend kept trying to show you how his or her mate was really very awesome and just totally misunderstood? How your friend kept … Continue reading

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Just Leave. (Or Not.)

I’ve got the turkey in the oven at last (we’re moving a bit late at Casa Cas today; I was up till the middle of the night squealing with glee over today’s cooking extravaganza–menu will follow at the end, and … Continue reading

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