Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! Recently, we covered a post by Brett McCracken on The Gospel Coalition (TGC) (archive link). In it, he slammed deconversion and ex-Christians in the most hateful and contemptuous ways imaginable. But at least he demonstrated nicely that evangelicals have finally begun to notice the process of deconstruction and the vast number […]
Why Science- and History-Based Apologetics Fails So Dramatically
Reading Time: 8 minutes Apologists — especially in evangelicalism — love to lean hard on arguments based on science and history. Out of everything they could reach for, these are the silliest possible tactics in their limited arsenal. Today, I’ll show you why.
Stuff Authoritarians Like: Historicity
Reading Time: 6 minutes Did you ever notice that the most intrusive and control-hungry Christians also tend to claim that Christianity boasts a historically-accurate Bible? There’s a reason for that. I’ll show you why, today.
A God’s Eternal Standards Shift–Again–Sort Of (LSP #76)
Reading Time: 9 minutes A bunch of Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) folks have changed their opinion about one of the biggest markers of their denomination! Well, sort of.
What That “Angry at God” Accusation Really Means
Reading Time: 10 minutes Out of every accusation belligerent Christians fling at those who reject their sales pitches, the one about us being angry at God has to be one of the most baffling and irritating. But Christians make this accusation for some very important reasons. Today, I’ll show you what those reasons are–and what this accusation really means.
Why It Had to Be Snakes (LSP #55)
Reading Time: 8 minutes We’re going to be talking about quite a few elements of that report in the days to come. But first, though, let’s wander afield a bit with one of the leaders of this disgraced denomination. Come check out this bizarre segue from the report! Today, Lord Snow Presides over the fundagelical hate-fear relationship with snakes.
The CPC Manual Dives Into Anti-Abortion Clobber Verses
Reading Time: 11 minutes Today we’ll look at the CPC’s very own Bible study and see just what those clobber verses are–and clobber ’em in turn.
The September 23rd Endtimes Scare and the Problem with Wingnuts
Reading Time: 12 minutes This Endtimes scare has gotten quite a lot of pushback from actual astronomers–and from some big names in Christianity as well. We were mainly looking at the real-world pushback against the prediction last time, and today I want to look at one Christian leader’s pushback to it. Indeed, this scare illustrates a very serious problem in Christianity: the difficulty Christians have in reining in their own wingnuts.
Evangelicals are Rearranging Their Ship’s Deck Chairs Again.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Some readers tipped me off to the latest tempest-in-a-teapot going on in the fundagelical world lately. It didn’t take long for me to notice that as usual, Christians are arguing about the wrong thing. To them, of course, the argument is of the utmost importance–and like everything they do, there’s a reason behind this controversy. It’s not a great reason, but we can’t have everything.
Science Denial Has Become Christianity’s Cheap Marker Belief.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Science denial is a cheap belief to hold for Christians, which is why it’s a belief they cling to so hard–though it’s slowly becoming more expensive–just as their other culture-wars are starting to become.