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Seventy Times Seven.

Reading Time: 10 minutes Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to […]

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Oh Noes! What Would You Do?!?

Reading Time: 9 minutes I’m smack in the middle of a lot of computer issues lately, but I couldn’t help but carve out a few minutes to mention something I’ve been seeing among Christians of late in RL and in social media: asking non-believers “What would you do if you died and discovered that everything I’ve been saying is […]

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When We Can’t Both Be Right

Reading Time: 10 minutes Sometimes it happens that two people have two completely opposing opinions about something. We can take identical lists of objective facts, filter them through a big variety of cultural conditioning, expectations, mores, and personal inclinations, and come out with an opinion that might totally differ from someone else with the same exact list of facts. […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes I talk about my past in the Christian faith a lot, and I know that what I say can sound kind of outrageous sometimes. That’s why I want to go over a bit about what I do to ensure that I am being as honest and as truthful as possible. First, if a date is […]

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Stories That Seem Like Pranks But Aren’t.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes I get this bizarre feeling like what I’m seeing is actually the ticker-tape crawl display from SimCity 2000–like news is getting increasingly and increasingly surreal and unearthly. Maybe it’s just that I’m getting older. Or maybe I play way too many video games.

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The Daughters of Women.

Reading Time: 11 minutes A while ago I wrote a post called “The Daughters of Men” in which I cried aloud in the wilderness about a pastor who is deliberately teaching his daughters things that will potentially harm them significantly in their future lives as adults. It looks like this kind of horrifically poorly-done parenting isn’t specific to misogynistic […]

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The Cult of “Before” Stories Got a New Member Last Month.

Reading Time: 13 minutes One of my earliest blog entries, A Cult of “Before” Stories, remains one of the most-often-viewed pages on the entire blog (thanks, RationalWiki readers!). It was about how my preacher ex-husband Biff, as well as other Christians including the very well-known-at-the-time Mike Warnke, lied constantly while telling his “testimony” (for non-fundagelicals, a “testimony” is a […]

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