Tag Archives: Education

Science Denial Has Become Christianity’s Cheap Marker Belief.

Science denial is a cheap belief to hold for Christians, which is why it’s a belief they cling to so hard–though it’s slowly becoming more expensive–just as their other culture-wars are starting to become. Continue reading

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I’m Still Not a Francis Fangirl.

I’m still not a Pope Francis fangirl. Here’s why. Continue reading

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Taylor Swift’s Bubble.

“You Belong With Me” is a fairy tale about the Purity Myth–and about how conforming to it can win young women what they want. Unfortunately, fairy tales are rarely very in tune with reality. Continue reading

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Defining Moments: Lying for Jesus, Library Edition.

When Christians sneak tracts into the the hands of someone they know wouldn’t welcome it, that is the Christian equivalent of catcalling and harassing women on street corners. 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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Leaping from Floe to Floe.

Our dear friend Charles at Skeptic Journey has brought something up that I wanted to talk about today: the growing sense of flailing that I get from modern Christian organizations as they try to stem the tide of apostates and … Continue reading

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Another Liar For Jesus Has Been Denied.

Hi! Did you enjoy your feast of tears? (Fat-free and zero calories!) Today we’re going to serve up the next course by looking at the curious case of John Freshwater, a middle-school science teacher and fundagelical zealot from Ohio who … Continue reading

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When Facts Don’t Sway, the Rape Threats Come Out.

(Content Notice: Talk of rape and assault. Also, yes, I slightly edited the title because I thought it sounded flippant in retrospect.) A bunch of seemingly unrelated scandals and gaffes broke out in the Christian community around rape this week. … Continue reading

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Exiting Far East: English-Only Laws Can Kiss Mah Polyglot Grits.

You know, I wasn’t very old when I moved to Japan with my preacher husband Biff–24. I was in the middle of deconverting from Christianity, and I know that being part of the right-wingiest of far right wings of that … Continue reading

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Exiting Far East: Fish out of Water.

It’s hard for me now to even think about all the different ways that I was a fish out of water when my preacher husband Biff and I moved to Japan to teach English, but you’d be hard-pressed to find … Continue reading

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