Reading Time: < 1 minute I have known Adam for a few years now. We first met at The Satanic Temple’s headquarters. The Arizona chapter was all hanging out there while Stu, Michelle, and a few other people gave a series of talks. He went out and bought a grill and cooked an insane amount of food for everyone after […]
I made instant vanilla pudding with dried camel milk
Reading Time: 2 minutes Let’s face it. We live in a world where it’s possible for grown adults to order dried camel milk online. What the hell do you do with it? Is it worth the price? Untested claims of camel milk Okay, so first of all, there seems to be this organopath trend that says something about the […]
Thanksgiving: What Is Most Important
Reading Time: 5 minutes Captain Cassidy grew up fervently Catholic, converted to the SBC in her teens, and became a Pentecostal shortly afterward. She even volunteered in church (choir, Sunday School) and married an aspiring preacher! But then–record scratch!–she brought everything to a screeching halt when she deconverted in her mid-20s. That was 25 years ago. Now a comfortable None, she blogs on Roll to Disbelieve about psychology, pop culture, politics, relationships, cats, gaming, and more–and where they all intersect with religion. She lives with an adored and adoring husband named Mr. Captain and a sweet, squawky orange tabby cat named Princess Bother Pretty Toes. At any given time, she’s running out of bookcase space.
HAIL SEITAN: Adventures in Veggie Burgers (LSP #45)
Reading Time: 7 minutes Today, on Lord Snow Presides, we’ll look some of the developments in this field. Meat eating–and abstention from meat–has been part of Christianity since its creation. And now right-wing Christians have a new wrinkle in that ongoing fight.
Captain’s Log: Adventures in Mayonnaise Making
Reading Time: 8 minutes I love cooking. But sometimes my attempts to revise a recipe gets me into trouble. The most recent case in point: an attempt to revise the ingredient list for homemade mayonnaise. Today I’ll show you what happens when a revision goes hideously wrong–and how this adventure was a perfect example of how I want to live my entire life.
What Ketchup Meringue Should Tell Christians About Ken Ham (But Won’t)
Reading Time: 13 minutes His suggestion is hilariously bad, by which I mean that it’s so inept and obviously self-serving that it’s had me chuckling at odd moments ever since it was brought up. I’ll show you what it is today and why it reminded me of a ketchup meringue recipe from the 1950s.
The Power of Good Rituals.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Yesterday I found myself attending to an age-old ritual that actually works, and I was thinking about how different my experience with it was from the ones I performed as a Christian. It starts with bacon, as most wondrous things do in my world.
How Deconverting Made Thanksgiving Better.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A lot of things have changed over the years for me, but one of the things that hasn’t is my great love of Thanksgiving. There’s something about this holiday that makes me really happy.
The Breaking of Bread.
Reading Time: 10 minutes I’ve always been fascinated with how people construct communities for themselves. Certainly many atheists have wrestled with how to create communities without the trappings and shackles of untrue supernatural claims. Well, this past weekend I got to enjoy one way that people are finding to connect with each other without religion.
Church Churn and Evangelical Idolatry.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Unfortunately, they’re trying to address it in possibly the worst way they could. And a lot of the reason for this bizarre reaction has to do with their idolatry around their religion’s message. Today we’ll talk about evangelicalism’s message, the idolatry around it, and why so many Christians can’t seem to respond to people’s rejection of their idolized message in any way that seems constructive or helpful to their stated goals.