Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

Speaking Out.

(Content notice: Religious abuse, and atheists being raging misogynists.) In the wake of the Mark Driscoll fiasco, the Christian policing act has already begun. And I wanted to spend a little time today sharing why I think this policing act … 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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Constructive Anger in the Wake of the Hobby Lobby Ruling.

Anger can be a considerable gift. It can spur us to action and cause us to make necessary changes. But I think somehow that our culture’s sort of lost its way when it comes to channeling that anger in constructive … Continue reading

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That Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

A few days ago, I was watching a Christopher Hitchens video in which he was asked by a Christian why he spoke out like he did against Christianity’s overreach, and I realized that people who are markedly vocal non-believers get … Continue reading

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The Unequally Yoked Club: Praying for Reconversion.

We haven’t waltzed together into the Unequally Yoked Club for a while, have we? Strike up the music: today I want to talk about something sparked in me by a comment on a progressive Christian blog. My thoughts aren’t particularly … Continue reading

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Silencing Tactics: the Great Joyce Meyer Update

You want to hear something funny? I’ve only rarely had to seriously moderate comments on this blog; y’all are the best community in the world, and I have every reason to think that way. A year into blogging and there’s … Continue reading

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Interlude: Welcome to Our Party!

Happy One-Year Anniversary! Dang, where did all the time go? I still remember how nervous I was when I minted this blog and how wild-eyed I got the first time someone linked me to RationalWiki–and how overwhelmed I felt by … Continue reading

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Interlude: On Being Afraid, Anniversary Edition.

I’ve been noticing some folks around the internet talking about their looming or newly-discovered deconversions and I wanted to direct a post to them as we approach the one-year anniversary of this blog. I’m super-bad at dates, or I’d have … Continue reading

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The Death of the (Non-Existent) Christian State.

Count on Christians to mourn the death of something that never existed in the first place. No, I’m not talking about Jesus. I’m talking about their idea of the “Christian state:” this gauzy notion of and desire for a government … Continue reading

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“God’s Not Dead” – But He’s on Life Support, Apparently.

Today we’re going to talk about how toxic Christians (who can be loosely defined as “those Christians that sane, normal, loving Christians instantly try to distance themselves from the moment they say something stupid”) mischaracterize non-believers and what that means … Continue reading

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