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On Racism and Changing Minds: Lurkers and Sowing Seeds

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s at times like these, as an atheist, that I like to listen to the words of Jesus… “Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much […]

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On Racism and Changing Minds

Reading Time: 7 minutes The reason I am saying this post is that it is setting up a second piece after it. Racism is high on pretty much everyone’s agenda right now. I am an active poster on my own personal Facebook page and in this time of turmoil, there have been ample occasion and opportunity to do so […]

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Racists, and the Consequences They Never Expected

Reading Time: 8 minutes Lately, Artor brought up a racist Southern dude who may have lost his business thanks to a racist outburst. The piece dovetails very nicely into something we already had on the schedule, too! So today, I want to show you why this racist did what he did. Then I want to show you why he won’t learn a thing from the chastening he’s received.

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The September 23rd Endtimes Scare and the Problem with Wingnuts

Reading Time: 12 minutes This Endtimes scare has gotten quite a lot of pushback from actual astronomers–and from some big names in Christianity as well. We were mainly looking at the real-world pushback against the prediction last time, and today I want to look at one Christian leader’s pushback to it. Indeed, this scare illustrates a very serious problem in Christianity: the difficulty Christians have in reining in their own wingnuts.

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The Good Old Days: Refuted by a Single Book.

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s not uncommon to see Christians point to 1945-1960 (loosely, “the 1950s”) as some kind of Good Ole Days that were wrecked by mean ole liberals who hate fun. The mythology these Christians believe is that people were much happier back then and that society was much safer and more law-abiding because everyone “knew their place.” Such Christians feel that modern society is making people unhappy–and public spaces more unsafe–because now everything’s all jumbled up and confused. But one book puts the lie to that illusion.

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Donald Trump and His Fans Viciously Attack Megyn Kelly, Accidentally Demonstrating Why Christianity is Failing So Hard.

Reading Time: 10 minutes From TheWrap.com comes this story of yet another incident involving Donald Trump and his supporters abusing someone. This story illustrates the rage of right-wing Christians about their rapidly-mounting losses in the public sphere, but also their certain collapse of power. And in the latest little drama-fest he’s provoked by skipping the debate, this seems like a good time to examine that rage and what it is doing to others–and what it demonstrates to us about a religion that is failing fast.

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Donald Trump and His Fans Viciously Attack Megyn Kelly, Accidentally Demonstrating Why Christianity is Failing So Hard

Reading Time: 10 minutes From TheWrap.com comes this story of yet another incident involving Donald Trump and his supporters abusing someone. This story illustrates the rage of right-wing Christians about their rapidly-mounting losses in the public sphere, but also their certain collapse of power. And in the latest little drama-fest he’s provoked by skipping the debate, this seems like a good time to examine that rage and what it is doing to others–and what it demonstrates to us about a religion that is failing fast.