Reading Time: 5 minutes A powerful lens through which to understand racism in America, highlighting its similarities to other systems of discrimination.
Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve said this a number of times before… My books are generally niche. They don’t sell a lot. At all. So they don’t get many reviews. So when a Christian comes along and nebulously slams one of my books, as follows, it affects my sales and the general appraisal of the book for those third […]
Book Review: Jesus and John Wayne
Reading Time: 5 minutes Donald Trump not only isn’t an aberration, but the most consistent expression of an ethic that white evangelicals have spent decades constructing.
Personal Freedoms Kill Religion
Reading Time: 3 minutes Why is religion collapsing in all Western democracies – and most rapidly in the United States?
Fill Yer Stockings!
Reading Time: 17 minutes Yet again, let me remind you that you’re all absolutely awesome in your support of this blog, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here with me. If you fancy being extra generous this festive period, you could always grab one of my publications. It would warm my winter cockles. […]
Book Review: Open Borders
Reading Time: 4 minutes An optimistic, data-driven case that free movement isn’t just a human right but is beneficial to everyone.
‘Atheist Overreach’ and the Law of Conservation of Worship
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hello and welcome back! Recently, I got a little book with a title I’d consider clickbait in a blog post: Atheist Overreach. Its author, Christian Smith, says he wrote it to help normies achieve ‘greater insight and perhaps, dare I say, enlightenment.’ Oof. I wanted to show it to you because it’s a relatively new book that […]
False Accusations in Jesus-Land in ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #150, Ch. 30)
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! It being Monday, we turn our attention to Frank Peretti’s cringefest 1986 novel, This Present Darkness. In this installment, we discover the literal only reason that anybody ever accuses TRUE CHRISTIANS™ of serious crimes. Today, Lord Snow Presides over the theology of false accusations in toxic Christianity. (Please click here to find […]
Unchurched: Lee Strobel, the Atheist Whisperer
Reading Time: 9 minutes Allo allo! Lately, we’ve been talking about Lee Strobel’s 1993 Christian book, Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary. In it, he pushes very hard on his pre-conversion life as totally-an-atheist-y’all. However, it didn’t take long for me to notice that his version of atheism doesn’t look anything like actual atheism. That striking incongruence gets really dramatically […]
Unchurched: Lee Strobel’s Semi-Sales Reveal the Truth
Reading Time: 6 minutes I noticed something recently about the way he talks about sales success, and now I can’t un-see this very dishonest-seeming way he has of describing what little success he enjoys with his very own strategy. In fact, his few successes can be described better as semi-sales rather than closed deals. Today, let me show you what I saw.