Reading Time: 11 minutes We couldn’t hope to find a more Christianese phrase than the odious earning the right to speak. If you wondered what the phrase means, you’re not alone! Not even Christians really understand how to do it. Here’s the skinny, and–more importantly–why the idea falls flat on its face.
Reading Time: 10 minutes The CPC also left out an awful lot of Bible verses that reveal that the Bible’s god is a total fan of abortion–sorta. I’ll show you some of those verses today. But more than that, I’ll show you a bunch of stuff I didn’t see or understand until well after my deconversion.
Reading Time: 4 minutes When discussing a woman’s response to nonconsensual sex, recall that it’s still defensible for men to kill a lover based on gay or trans identity.
Reading Time: 11 minutes I think I’ve heard like a dozen people so far talking about just how militant and weirdly pushy Christmas services are this year. So me being me, I got curious–was it just our imagination, or was this a trend?
Reading Time: 13 minutes I’ll show you what Joe Barton’s excuse is and how it illustrates his cargo-cult understanding of consent. To help us bring that point home, I’ve got some scans from that dating seminar too! It’s a Thanksgiving miracle!
Reading Time: 13 minutes It took Christian leaders some time to recognize that yes indeed, they were facing not just a temporary situation, but rather a serious and devastating long-term decline in membership and cultural clout. They’ve finally come to a widespread recognition of the problem. They still don’t quite know why it’s happening, though–much less what they can do to reverse it. I’ll show you their main stopgap solution today–and even better, I’ll show you why it absolutely will not work.
Reading Time: 3 minutes I work on boundaries, and I study shame… can and do they intersect? Sure. But that doesn’t mean they automatically do, or must.
Reading Time: 11 minutes If my blog were a sort of News of the Weird of Christianity–and I suppose in some respects it is–then this scenario would definitely qualify as no longer weird enough to make the cut. But I noticed something interesting: that I could tell something important about a church just by seeing how its members and leaders react to a scandal.
Reading Time: 12 minutes In the grand tradition of glurge, his post not only fails spectacularly to persuade those who don’t already buy into the ideas contained therein, but it also says some really awful things about those ideas that the writer doesn’t realize are being communicated.
Reading Time: 12 minutes These stories are related. They both reflect an endemic issue within Christianity: its broken systems’ inability to recognize basic human rights.