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Speaking Out

Reading Time: 10 minutes (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 needs to stop, and why the fallout of this drama is such an important indicator […]

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Seventy Times Seven.

Reading Time: 10 minutes Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to […]

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Is It Loving to Warn People about Hell?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Fritz is an odd fellow.  Patriotism runs deep in his family but he takes it to the next level, enjoining his children to faithfully recite the pledge of allegiance and sing the national anthem once a day every day of their lives.  Loyalty to the United States of America is extremely important to him, and […]

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Learned Helplessness.

Reading Time: 9 minutes When you’re helpless and at a serious physical disadvantage, your perceptions of potentially challenging situations can get a little skewed. Can you see why I’d see that and think immediately about religion?

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Shades of Black Atheism #13: Abused and Ignored by God, Tierra Hammond

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tierra Hammond is a 23-year-old Californian. She describes her mother as “religious” but not “overly so.” She was a seasonal Christian, attending church on Easter and Christmas, but didn’t mind going there… until she was seven and her mother entered the army leaving Tierra with her very devout aunt.

If she deemed a cartoon unacceptable, my younger sister & I were not allowed to watch it. She didn’t let us listen to the radio, unless it was gospel, & had a heart attack at any mention of sex. I went to church 3 times a week until I was 9. Around that time, I began to read the Bible. This was the beginning of my non-belief.

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Taunted in Taunton; exorcised in Rome

Reading Time: 3 minutes TWO Christian crazies are in the news today: a street preacher in Taunton called Michael Overd, 47, and the Vatican’s “Chief Exorcist” Father Gabriele Amorth, 87. The former is on trial before Taunton magistrates for threatening a gay couple with hell, and the latter has just written a book – The Last Exorcist – My […]