Tag Archives: Islam

The Unwashed Heathens and Foreigners of “God’s Not Dead.”

(ZOMFG, SO MANY SPOILERS. Also: Racism, domestic violence, religious idiocy.) We’ve been talking lately about the shitball movie God’s Not Dead. We started with a review of the movie itself, then a summary of why I hate this movie so much, an … Continue reading

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My Breath Caught in My Throat.

In the wake of the murder of an atheist blogger at the hands of religious extremists, we examine the kinship of extremism in Christianity and Islam. Continue reading

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Human Dignity Flutters Free, Again.

(Content note: Religious extremism and terrorism.) It was such an ugly, ugly story–and all the uglier for being so painfully familiar. A Muslim radical, newly arrived to Australia, took the most effective tool of communication he had–a gun–into a nice … 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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But For Good People to Do Real Evil, You Need Religion.

The popular saying is attributed to a physicist named Steven Weinberg and goes thusly: With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil–that takes religion. And I … Continue reading

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Emergent Christianity: That Huge Threat to Republican Jesus.

Have you seen this in the news lately? A bunch of conservative Christians have decided that the three biggest threats to America are these: Communism, Islam, and emergent Christianity. If you just went “wait, what?” then you’re not toxic enough. … Continue reading

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