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Posted inReligion

‘Logical Christians’ and the Great Divorce Between Beliefs and Behavior

Reading Time: 6 minutes Hi and welcome back! For the past few days, we’ve been talking about a theme: the way toxic people cultivate a complete divorce between their beliefs and their behavior, between fantasy and reality. Indeed, a vast number of Christians consider themselves to be very logical people who only adopted their various (contradictory) opinions as a […]

Posted inGaming, Religion

Batman vs. Germ Theory (LSP #156)

Reading Time: 7 minutes Hello and welcome back to Lord Snow Presides (LSP)! We’re all done with Frank Peretti’s grueling slog of a Christian pipe dream, This Present Darkness. To kick off our reboot, I thought I’d begin with something Mr. Captain was talking about the other day. It’s the reason he just can’t take Christian evangelists seriously. I liked his take on […]

Posted inReligion

An Introduction to Bro-Dude Christianity

Reading Time: 11 minutes Hello and welcome! A few months ago, we talked about evangelicals’ reckoning with mental illness in their ranks. One flavor of Christianity seems especially vulnerable to this problem, too: bro-dude Christians. Today, let me show you what bro-dude Christianity is — and how it’s made toxic Christianity even worse. (Disclaimer: Today, we discuss toxic Christianity. Obviously, quite a […]

Posted inReligion

Cherchez La Femme: The Blaming of Women in Evangelical Churn

Reading Time: 10 minutes Fundagelicals responded to their religion’s decline almost immediately, at least on a subconscious level. They sprang into immediate action doing what they’ve always done. By this I mean they blamed others and drilled down extra-hard on all their worst beliefs. But the blame game doesn’t work as well as they keep hoping it will. Today, we follow that old film adage, cherchez la femme, to see why so much hate is pouring down upon the women who form the bedrock of modern American Christianity.

Posted inReligion

How One Christian Apologist Justifies a Failing Evangelism Strategy

Reading Time: 11 minutes A funny thing happens when Christians learn that their favorite tactics backfire hard when trotted out on actual prospects. One large group of Christians drops the failed strategy with relief. Another group, however, drills down harder on it. I’m going to show you one of the folks in that second group, and we’ll take a close look at his reasons for clinging to the technique he likes best.

Posted inReligion

The Weird Alternate Reality That Is Christian Pseudoscience.

Reading Time: 9 minutes Pseudoscience has been a serious part of Christianity ever since Christianity was, well, Christianity. And it wasn’t until recently that Christians’ rock pile of alternative facts got so unwieldy that it simply collapsed in on top of them. Today we’ll have an overview of pseudoscience–what it is and why it’s so important–because we’re about to head into that CPC manual again and it’s going to be relevant!

Posted inReligion

Why Evangelicalism Fails: Hell as Outdated Marketing.

Reading Time: 10 minutes Recently I was reading a blog post by a Christian* who was very, very concerned about exactly what his religion asserts about Hell. His post and the comments to it illustrate a concept we’ve been talking about lately about the selling of Christianity–evangelicalism in particular. Today we’ll be talking about one of the reasons why their marketing is starting to fail so hard.

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