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Posted inReligion

The Unwashed Heathens of “God’s Not Dead.”

Reading Time: 12 minutes Today I want to talk about how this movie presents non-white and/or non-Christian characters. As you might expect of a movie that is made up 100% of wish fulfillment fantasies, fundagelical/Fox News talking points, and the sort of memes your racist cousin keeps chain-emailing everybody, we’re not talking about nuanced, sensitive, sophisticated portrayals. We’re talking about the kind of situations and characters that you’d expect out of a movie aimed squarely at a crowd furious about having to “press 1 for English.”

This movie perpetuates stereotypes, and moreover it finds the worst possible stereotypes to perpetuate. This movie hates everybody who ain’t a nice white evangelical TRUE CHRISTIAN™. It’s not just atheists it rags on.

Posted inReligion

Human Dignity Flutters Free, Again.

Reading Time: 7 minutes (Content note: Religious extremism and terrorism.) It was such an ugly, ugly story–and all the uglier for being so painfully familiar. A Muslim radical, newly arrived to Australia, took the most effective tool of communication he had–a gun–into a nice little coffee shop in Sydney and took hostages. He did some awful things there for […]

Posted inThe Secular

4 Fictional Arguments that the Liberal Defenders of Islam Have Thoroughly Debunked

Reading Time: 5 minutes There are many liberals on the web (it’s not you, I swear, it’s someone else), who courageously joined the online collective to protect the religion of Islam from its many powerful foes (such as ex-Muslims). So bad that these arguments are – you know – fictional, since actually no critic of Islam outside a bunch of Neo-Nazis on Twitters have made them.

Posted inThe Secular

Bill Maher is No Bigot

Reading Time: 4 minutes Many people accuse Bill Maher of Islamophobia, but his criticisms of the religion and the Muslim majority countries are not racist, and there are no examples of real bigotry and prejudice towards the Muslim minority in the West in his career.

Posted inReligion

Persecution Complexity

Reading Time: 11 minutes Hi! I hope your weekend’s going well so far. Today I want to talk about the Christian persecution complex. Over a year ago, we talked here about the demonstrably false idea that a lot of American Christians have that they are being persecuted for their beliefs, but some stuff’s happened since then that makes me […]

Posted inReligion

Fact-Checking.

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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