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QAnon Lies, and People Die

Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! News of the COVID-19 surge has been unrelentingly awful. One theme dominates that news, too: almost all of the people dying in this surge are unvaccinated. Sure, some of those unvaccinated folks just never got A Round Tuit. But a lot of others have turned out to be victims of the […]

Posted inReligion

The Real Tipping Point of Christian Dominance (Already Came and Went)

Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! Yesterday, we talked about Thom Rainer’s assertion in 2018 that American evangelical churches had found themselves at a ‘tipping point.’ He thought that if those churches didn’t get on the stick (and pay him a whopping lot of money for his silly revitalization services), then American Christianity would fade to irrelevance just […]

Posted inUncategorized

Complementarianism: The Fight For Their Life

Reading Time: 11 minutes The SBC’s leaders deployed two main strategies: pretending to care about the abuse scandal that’s engulfed their denomination, and promising their core fanbase that they won’t make any substantial changes to the SBC’s operating ideology to address that abuse. Today, I want to show you why they absolutely must maintain the course on the doctrine that defines their denomination–and their way of life. 

Posted inReligion

The Magical Christian Jesus Powers in ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #93, Ch.3)

Reading Time: 8 minutes In this installment, we discover Magical Christian Jesus Powers that only TRUE CHRISTIANS™ can possess–and the mystical evil heathen powers deployed in turn by the Cabal of Satanic Wiccans (or Wiccan Satanists, Whatevs) (CSWWSW). Today, Lord Snow Presides over a pair of confrontations that reveal the insecurities–and the most feverish fantasies–of the Christians who loved this book.

Posted inReligion

Can Christians Restart the Satanic Panic?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Last time, we looked at the dishonest testimony of a totally-for-realsies ex-Satanist turned evangelist, John Ramirez. But we noticed a worrisome trend in the new crop of similar testimonies, and we must ask: Did Christians love the Satanic Panic so much that they’re trying their best to restart it? And can they restart a moral panic that ended so long ago? Well, we’re going to see if we can find answers to those questions.

Posted inReligion

Prohibition: Being Doomed to Repeat It

Reading Time: 12 minutes I recently watched a documentary that said some stuff that really touched a chord in me. Thanks to it, I’m noticing some very uncomfortable parallels between the ideas it’s discussing and what I see happening in society itself: that Christians today are trying to manage other people’s morality the same way they tried to do it in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and failing for the exact same reasons that they failed back then.

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