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The New Mo-RAL Pa-NIC: Syncopation! (LSP #164)

Reading Time: 8 minutes Back in 2011, a Christian salesman tried his best, bless his cotton socks, to start a(nother) moral panic over syncopation. He thought that if you put your em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble, then you’re opening the door of your frontal moral lobe to Satan himself. But he wasn’t warning his tribe out of the goodness of his heart. Today, Lord Snow Presides over ridiculous Christian hucksters and the dishonest tactics they use to make sales.

Posted inLGBTQ, Religion

Another Christian Band Bites the Dust.

Reading Time: 8 minutes I saw this one video the other day and thought it was really good–but something twigged in my memory about the band in it. From there, I began tallying up similar bands, and now I’ve got to ask: what’s going on with Christian music lately? Is it just me, or is there like a lot of them who started out Christian and now aren’t?

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The Really Scandalous Part of “People to Be Loved.”

Reading Time: 10 minutes That’s quite a lot of deception both in and out of one person, but it’s really more out of his tribe rather than himself; he’s not advocating much that is really very different than what they as a group are coming to believe. But he thinks he’s presenting something very innovative and different, and today we’re going to talk about why–and what about the book really is scandalous.

Posted inLeaving Religion, Religion

Faking it: The scandal of Michael Guglielmucci

Reading Time: 8 minutes The young man had a shaved-bald head and oxygen lines around his nose. Apparently, Michael Guglielmucci suffered from a serious form of terrifyingly aggressive cancer–but the well-fed 20-something still managed to belt out Christian worship music at the top of his clearly-quite-functional lungs with absolutely no trouble. Something wasn’t right about that image at all. […]

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The Unequally Yoked Club: The Bargaining Table.

Reading Time: 10 minutes After Biff figured out that I was quite serious about having deconverted, the bargaining phase of his grief cycle began. It took a little while for me to realize that his goal was nothing less than to get me to step foot back inside a church, with the assumption that once I did, his god […]