Tag Archives: Fundamentalism

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 Monopoly on Manliness.

One of the genuinely weirdest turns that fundagelical Christianity has taken in recent decades has been its bizarre emphasis on hypermasculinity and rejection of all that is even vaguely perceived as feminine. I first encountered this strange focus when looking at … Continue reading

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When It’s Not Funny.

Last time we talked, we covered a straw man essay written by a Baptist pastor, Bo Wagner, that he called satirical. A pity he doesn’t actually know what satire is, any more than he knows what atheism is. Last time … 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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Drilling Down.

Today I saw this piece in Religion News Service about how some evangelicals are still fighting tooth and nail against the idea of marriage equality. I was pleased to notice that younger evangelicals are starting to come around to the … Continue reading

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It’s So Romantic.

(CN: Religious abuse, domestic violence, stalking.) Today we’re going to talk about one of the most sickening aspects of modern Christianity: this idea that the Christian god “woos” people by abusing and hurting them. “To woo someone” means to seek … Continue reading

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The Night My House Was Exorcised, Sort Of.

Have you ever had a really embarrassing deed haunt you for years? This is one of mine. Set the Wayback Machine for the late 1980s: I was 17 years old and had been dating Biff a few months. I’d been … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare: What’s It Good For? (Absolutely Nothing!)

Remember furries? Those are the kids who think that they’re “really” animals in human form. Back in the 90s they were the emerging weirdos of the internet and became our collective punching bags, a low status they bore with varying … Continue reading

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A Legend In Their Own Minds.

When someone desperately wants to have status, there are really only a couple of ways that person can go about getting it on his or her own. Either that person can go out and do something that garners status, or … 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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