Tag Archives: Christian persecution

A Response to the Response to Ryan Bell.

We’re coming back to the Handbook for the Recently Deconverted shortly, but I saw this today and it just cried out for examination. Ryan Bell is a Seventh-Day Adventist minister who decided to go one year as a functional atheist. … Continue reading

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The Real Reason For the “War on Christmas.”

Merry Christmas and welcome back! Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Today I want to talk briefly about this really interesting piece I saw about the annual “War on Christmas” that Fox News (Faux Noise?) trumpets and bleats about with … Continue reading

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The Real Reason for the Season.

We’ve been talking lately about Kirk Cameron’s horrible new movie, Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, and I wanted to touch on something I’ve been noticing all too often in toxic Christianity: this propensity toward coming up with tons of justifications for … Continue reading

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Persecution Complexity.

Hi! I hope your weekend’s going well so far. Today I want to talk about the Christian persecution complex. Over a year ago, we talked here about the demonstrably false idea that a lot of American Christians have that they … Continue reading

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When God Isn’t That Great: The Urban Legend Bugaloo.

O M G! Did you hear? A woman avoided getting raped because the rapist saw angels with her! And when she got home she found out her house had burned down–but her Bible was totally okay! And then her toddler … Continue reading

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