Tag Archives: United States

The Women of “God’s Not Dead.”

Changed my mind; we’ll do the Christian episode later. Today I want to talk more about how the movie God’s Not Dead deals with its female characters, because last time we talked I touched briefly on one aspect of the movie–its … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Why I Support Brittany Maynard’s Right to Die.

(CN: The right to die; death with dignity; my mother’s death of cancer. This is going to be heavy. Also, fuck cancer.) You could guess I do support the right to die, right? But not everybody does. Death with dignity … Continue reading

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Their Way or the Highway.

My friend Neil’s been talking lately over at Godless in Dixie about some brouhaha going on in the Southern Baptist Convention that’s been percolating in the religious-world news, and I wanted to talk about it a bit today. (But first: … Continue reading

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Why They Lie.

(CN: Religious overreach, movie/book spoilers about Hot Fuzz and Watership Down.) The movie Hot Fuzz had one element in it that really weirded me out. And I’d better not be spoiling this for you: the bad guys in the movie … Continue reading

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