Tag Archives: Christian

God’s Not Dead: Moving Targets.

I wonder if any of this movie’s fans realize that saying “I liked this movie a lot” translates in outsiders’ heads to “I endorse this movie’s treatment of you.” 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: How to Know Who Owns the Burden of Proof.

A rather impish part of me wants to write, “The person making the claim is the one who owns the burden of proof,” and have done with the post, but there’s a bit more to it than that. Today we’ll … Continue reading

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Moral Failings.

I saw this image recently (h/t Godless in Dixie) and it just about made me do a spit-take: “It was good for the Israelites to slaughter the Canaanite children for two reasons: 1) God wanted it, and 2) If they … Continue reading

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Socratic Theatrics.

Not long ago, one of our lovely commenters, ratamacue0, asked me a very good question with regard to the homeschooling post: namely, why I took exception to the weird, twisted form of “Socratic questioning” used in a video made by … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Undesirable Virgin.

Christian culture thinks about virginity in a very particular way, and that’s what we’re going to talk about today. Continue reading

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When Is It Wrong? (Never.)

Hi, y’all! Are you getting ready for my favorite holiday of the entire year? We will be having an open recipe thread on Turkey Day, so feel free to hang out with us and share any recipes you especially love … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Megachurches.

One of the reasons I tend to be so optimistic about America’s future is that we are slowly coming to our senses about some of the religious overreach that’s been going on recently. I know that–especially given the dismal outcome of the last election–that it can sometimes feel overwhelming, but I don’t think that my optimism is at all out of place. Here are two examples of why I think that. Continue reading

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What Christians Are Saying When They Dictate My Experiences To Me.

Today I was reading this online article about what cis people are really saying to transgender people when they refuse to be respectful about gender pronouns, and it’s a very good article and you should all read it. Not only … Continue reading

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The Call of the Wild, and Some Very Great News!

I’m very glad that I was in and out of Christianity before this current rush to sterilize everything fun and desirable. My Halloweens were wild, fun, even dangerous at times. Continue reading

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