Reading Time: 4 minutes C. S. Lewis handwaved he just knows myth when he sees it, and he doesn’t see it in Christianity. Sorry, Clive, but we need a more solid grounding of reality.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Lola ran out of the junky room down the hallway, looking for her siblings. Primarily because there wasn’t anyone else to talk to. “Pay attention,” she snapped. “I’m back!” “What in God’s name are you talking about, Lola?” sneered Sadie. “You haven’t been wondering where I was? Wait, don’t answer that.” “I’ll answer that,” Parker […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes The horrible little man was only a little taller than Lola herself and he carried over his head an unseasonal umbrella. Later in life, Lola would look at such a thing with a sneer and think, ‘Ugh, damn hipster,’ and vote against her own interests just to keep such a person from climbing any further […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes ONCE THERE WERE FOUR CHILDREN whose names were Parker, Sadie, Emmett, and Lola. This story is about something that allegedly happened to them which necessitated many years of therapy. It began when they were sent away from their home “because of the war.” Of course, this was just what they were told. The children—all except […]
Reading Time: 12 minutes Today, Lord Snow Presides over the strange way that Hell in The Great Divorce encourages humans to be humans — while Heaven only wants robots devoid of everything that makes humanity sparkle.
Reading Time: 11 minutes By the time I joined evangelicalism (in the mid-1980s), I learned to feel downright guilty for not injecting enough Jesus-ification into my life. I couldn’t just read a fantasy novel for the sake of it, go to a movie, or enjoy music that didn’t mention Jesus even once.
Reading Time: 12 minutes When Christians write parables or allegories, they never worry about their characters not acting like people at all. That’s not the point of the story. The story is meant only as a framework to use to defeat strawmen.
Reading Time: 10 minutes make informed decisions about their own fates. Not even his extra-imaginary imaginary god can make that happen for him.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Today, let’s review The Great Divorce — and get an idea of how its ideas have unfortunately infested Christians’ thinking today.
Reading Time: 7 minutes When you leave the Christian faith, people come out of the woodwork to impugn your motives for leaving. First I was informed that I did it so that I could have more sex, then I was told I did it to make money. Someone else said I must have a problem with authority because I […]