Reading Time: 7 minutes I saw a video lately about multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs) and their similarity to classic religious cults. I want to show you this idea in detail–and maybe offer some hope for those who love people who’ve gotten sucked into this predatory business model. Today, Lord Snow Presides over the weird similarity of cults and MLMs!
Reading Time: 2 minutes Welcome to the first off-topic chat post!
Reading Time: 7 minutes Bumble and his littermate Bother are a year old now, and every single day they remind me of how much energy I no longer have.
Reading Time: 6 minutes In that last post, I mentioned how Bumble and Mr. Captain were locked in a battle of wits all evening long. Today you’ll hear the story of that battle, who won (for now!), and how. A few folks were wondering, so here we are! Human versus feline. Place your bets now….
Reading Time: 7 minutes For a group of people who really hate evolution, fundagelicals sure have evolved on their views of Donald Trump. And we’re not talking about micro-evolution, here. We’re talking about mega-huge macro-evolution. Except macro-evolution isn’t a thing, or so they say. Anyway, I was so struck by this story that I decided we needed to run a special off-day edition of Roll to Disbelieve.
Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve finally gotten my PayPal issues resolved and am pleased to announce that Roll to Disbelieve now has a fully operational Patreon and PayPal account! I’m still working out buttons for the sidebar, but here’s the preliminaries.
Reading Time: 8 minutes I came out of that theater knowing that the Force was a more awesome power than all the planet-killing space stations one could construct or command. Then two kittens entered my life and showed me what real destructiveness looked like.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Back when I was Christian, there was one Bible verse considered to be the ultimate Christian parenting guide–one that, by itself, was all anybody needed to know when it came to raising children. I bet you already know which one I’m talking about! But it’s also one of the Bible’s many false promises. Today we’ll touch on the way this verse has changed meaning over the years, as well as why it gives Christians unnecessary frustration–and unwarranted confidence–in their future. And along the way, we’ll marvel together that it is one of Christianity’s biggest names who is giving us this insight today!
Reading Time: 12 minutes Quite a few Christians cherish and use these failed, long-debunked arguments–and they are not interested in abandoning them or even questioning them, much less in learning why they’re not effective. Today I want to talk about these shopworn, moth-eaten arguments: what they are, where they come from, and why Christians cling to them so much.
Reading Time: 10 minutes You know, it seems like very often one of the accusations that get hurled at non-Christians is that we are obviously very miserable and sad because we don’t have the “joy” that Christians feel. This accusation is usually news to us, since most of us are pretty happy without Christianity; I can attest that my own life became much happier once I discarded the indoctrination I labored under as a Christian. So today we’ll be talking about joy and happiness.