Reading Time: 7 minutes In this installment, we get our first real look at one of the other villains in the book–the pastor of the other church in town. Today, Lord Snow Presides over evangelicals’ disgust for one of their tribal enemies: excessive coziness with other denominations and religions.
Legends In Their Own Minds in ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #103, Ch.6)
Reading Time: 7 minutes In this installment of our mega-mega-review, the author lovingly describes in Chapter 6 the weakest angels in existence and shows us how his target audience works themselves up with persecution fantasies. Today, Lord Snow Presides over the Christians who are legends in their own minds in This Present Darkness.
Why Complementarians Hate No-Fault Divorce
Reading Time: 11 minutes Complementarianism is a sexist ideology held by mostly right-wing Christian culture warriors. One major plank of that ideology involves a vicious hatred of no-fault divorce. Today, I’ll show you what that plank looks like and why complementarians hold to it so tightly. Then, I’ll show you why, in their eyes at least, they really should hate no-fault-divorce.
Roll to Disbelieve Summer Fun Super Special! (#10)
Reading Time: 3 minutes Hi! Today, I thought it’d be fun to take a day to look back at the blog’s history. Please enjoy this curated selection of posts from the blog’s past–and if you celebrate the 4th of July, then please have a great, happy, and safe one! American History. Prohibition: Being Doomed to Repeat It. From the […]
Paige Patterson: When Halfway There Isn’t Good Enough
Reading Time: 9 minutes Poor Paige Patterson. The fallout continues for this domestic-violence-advocating Southern Baptist leader. Why, the SBC denomination itself has begun tearing at its own flanks. Two sides square off for a Battle Royale. And possibly the most tragic figures of all in the fight are the right-wing Christians who don’t understand how the conservative movement they love so much has led their end of Christianity directly to this pass. Today, I’ll show you what I mean.
The Israel Obsession: An Introduction to Endtimes Fantasies
Reading Time: 10 minutes To put it simply, Israel and Jews themselves are absolutely required components of these Christians’ feverish fantasies about the end of the whole wide world.
Billy Graham and the Culture-War Model of Evangelicalism
Reading Time: 10 minutes Billy Graham’s work both created a juggernaut of coercive power for his religion–and in turn helped damn it. Here’s how he doomed the faith he claimed to love.
The Love/Life Principles Seminar of 1986.
Reading Time: 15 minutes I wanted to show you the roots of that cultural shift today, as we move into the holiday season, to show you why I’m so thankful that I got out of the religion while it was just ramping up its push to seize control of American culture. Today we look at the roots of courtship culture as revealed by the Love/Life Principles Seminar of 1986.
The Mormon Church Has Reminded Us Again That We’re the Future… and They’re Not.
Reading Time: 12 minutes The Mormon Church recently let us know recently how they will be handling their future as a religion. When I saw what they had to say, I thought about Max Planck’s words–and I’ll show you why today.
Jesus Camp’s Moment in Time, Scattered
Reading Time: 10 minutes It’s a chilling look at how young children are preyed upon and brainwashed by the adults they trust. Eleven years later, the children featured in Jesus Camp are a striking sign of Christianity’s future. We’ll meet some of them today–and talk about the flaw in Christian thinking that led to their involvement with the camp in the documentary.