Reading Time: 3 minutes We get a lot of mail here at OnlySky. More often than not, it’s the same old chestnut about how God loves us and we’re going to Hell. Sometimes we get thoughtful responses and rebuttals from learned theologians. More often than not, though, we get open letters from people who’ve been shooed out of every […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes It’s nice that he accepts the science around climate change — and about humans having brought our planet to the brink of utter ecological disaster. That’s definitely nice to see from a Christian. But he’s trying to use that potential future as a way to terrorize people into accepting his religious claims.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! Lately, we’ve been talking about Hell — as a concept, yes, but also as a beloved threat by a large number of Christians today. As threats go, this one’s absolutely ludicrous. There’s not a chance in Hell (hehe) that any aspect of it could be real. But millions of Christians are […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! Last week, we dove right into Hell. That post pointed out how many different religions have featured Hell-like afterlives in their belief system. Today, we’ll dive back into Hell to ask why the idea of Hell fails so hard as a Christian threat. The Many Nested Assumptions in the Threat of […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes Christians love to boast about how they would totally never deny Jesus. No way! They’d stand strong and be brave! And in exactly the same fashion, I discovered that standing up for my beliefs could earn me shame and mockery from those who just didn’t understand the wonderful Good News… about Santa Claus.