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Posted inReligion

Prophecy: All These False Prophets Need to Quit Messing Up the Game!

Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! As soon as evangelicals staged their January 6th insurrection attempt, I knew we’d be seeing the usual infighting afterward. And yes, we sure did. Almost immediately, Christians sprang into action there. One group seemed especially upset, though, and that was self-styled Christian prophets who hadn’t signed on with the insurrection attempt. Now, they’re […]

Posted inReligion

Cold Reading, and the Christians Who Told Me All the Things I NEVER Did

Reading Time: 10 minutes We’ve been talking lately about how Christians treat the people they’re trying to recruit. Sales-minded Christians often borrow strategies from the Bible, and this one is no exception: cold reading. I’ll show you what it is, why Christians like it, what they think is happening when they do it, and–of course–what’s really happening. The Conjob’s Mainstay. Conjobs […]

Posted inReligion

Lord Snow Presides Over Christian Weight-Loss Plans (LSP #47)

Reading Time: 10 minutes One of the more recent Lord Snow Presides (LSP) posts was about vegetarianism. It provoked a lot of discussion about eating styles in general–and with it, weight loss (and gain). And this might not surprise you much at all, but Christian hucksters have infested diet systems too! Today, Lord Snow Presides over conjobs in Christian weight loss. We’ll look at a few of these hucksters, and examine why they’re so toxic to their adherents.

Posted inReligion

A Shell Game Played With Christian Predators.

Reading Time: 10 minutes Christian leaders have a terrible problem on their hands, and it’s only getting worse every day: what to do with the mounting numbers of increasingly-visible abusers and predators cropping up in their broken system. Today we’ll examine why this problem exists, how they’re trying to deal with it, and why those efforts are failing so dramatically.

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. […]

Posted inReligion

How Cat-Tipping Taught Me To Be Gentle To Myself.

Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s a gorgeous super-early-Monday morning; insomnia’s got me watching the dawn while the cowcat is having a Grooming Emergency beside me, and her frantic grooming session reminded me of something I realized not long ago. The birds are singing, the world’s waking up, and I was just thinking about the importance of being gentle to […]

Posted inReligion

The Christian’s Guide to Ex-Christians: Miracle Maxin’

Reading Time: 13 minutes Christians move through a world filled with all sorts of divine interventions by their god–to the point where they openly scoff that no amount of miracles would ever make a skeptic happy. I’ve even read a Christian minister claim that the real problem with skeptics is that we’ve been deluged with so many miracles we’re just plain bored with the silly things by now. To be honest, any amount of miracles would be fine with me. Any amount at all is better than what there is currently, which is “none.”

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