Tag Archives: Christians Behaving Badly

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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Scott Lively and the Bonus Plan.

Sounds like a children’s serial novel, doesn’t it? Scott Lively and the Bonus Plan. Scott Lively and the Search for Relevance. Scott Lively and the Hunt for Gullible Rubes. Scott Lively and His Sudden Boost in Status. Scott Lively and … Continue reading

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Attack of the Mini-Jesuses.

I was thinking today about the various ways in which Christians keep trying to do stuff they think Jesus did in the Bible–and failing miserably. I really wish they’d stop, because it is simply cringe-inducing to behold. Today I’m going to … Continue reading

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The Handbook: Building a Worldview Around Consent.

Today I want to talk about one of the biggest shifts I had to process in my thinking after my deconversion. Not to make it sound all dramatic or anything, but it was about the biggest 180 I could possibly have made, and chances are some of y’all are facing that same challenge now. Continue reading

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What We Can Learn About Atheists from Atheist-Whisperer Bo Wagner.

Last time we talked, we covered a “satirical” straw man essay written by a Baptist pastor, Bo Wagner, about a fictional atheist. A pity he doesn’t actually know what satire is, any more than he knows what atheism is. Today … Continue reading

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The Handbook: Understanding the Straw Man.

Christians are very, very fond of telling everybody who’ll listen that they just love non-believers. Oh my, they just love us to death. But if they keep talking, a curious thing happens: they show us exactly what they’re really thinking. Continue reading

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A Shocking Twist in the Old Story of Lying for Jesus.

The second a Christian gets converted, the impulse is often to share the story of that conversion with the whole wide world and everybody in it who’ll stand still long enough to listen to the tale. Nearly all o these narratives are bullshit to one extent or another. 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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Lord, Save Us From Your Followers’ Abuse–er, Love.

You’ll never, ever see the love of Jesus like you will when his most fervent adherents discover a dissenter in their ranks. They think they’ve been commanded by the author of the entire universe to love their neighbors, but ugh, … Continue reading

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Slut-Shaming a President’s Daughters.

Get ready to feel your upper lip curl so hard it’ll require surgery and advanced prosthetics to get it put right again. A few days ago, a snide, hoity-toity politician’s aide decided it’d be totally awesome and hilare to publicly … Continue reading

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