Reading Time: 10 minutes Today, let me show you Ed Stetzer showing us exactly why evangelicals are in decline — and why they absolutely, positively deserve to be there.
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.
Reading Time: 7 minutes In that first post, we checked out how he contorted illogic and junk history to arrive at the conclusion that his god was totally for realsies. Here, he moves forward into his next question. So today, let’s see how Sean McDowell misinterprets this fictional event to claim validity for his entire religion.
Reading Time: 11 minutes The creator of The Secret, Rhonda Byrne, taught woo enthusiasts they could think themselves rich, healthy, and happy. And she did so using some really reprehensible and sketchy science-based and historical claims. Today, let’s look at some of those false claims.
Reading Time: 3 minutes As you gaze out across this wonderful planet of ours today, please enjoy these science-related past posts from Roll to Disbelieve.
Reading Time: 11 minutes When a Christian leaves Christianity, they often still suffer from the indoctrinated worldview that made them Christians in the first place. If an ex-Christian doesn’t resolve those lies, then they’re at risk for falling into something just as bad (if not worse!). Here’s an example of what I’m talking about: a Christian who deconverted, then fell into a group devoted to pseudo-archaeology.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Today, we’ll look at how a dead German philosopher came into a resurgence of popularity–only to play an unexpected role in the Christian Right’s ongoing love affair with its own ego.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Last time, I uncovered some interesting links between the National Day of Prayer (NDP) and the Red Scare manufactured by the Religious Right in the 1950s. Today I want to touch on how the “holiday” is practiced in the modern day. This manufactured holiday–such as it is–is nothing less than a perfect symptom of the coming downfall of the religion that its biggest proponents seek to protect and enshrine into power.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Last time we talked, I mentioned three examples of blatantly obvious lies told by Christians who clearly expected everyone to nod, smile, and let them get away with their dishonesty. These lies weren’t accidents or simple errors in judgment. They (and all the ones like them) happened because right-wing Christian culture has become a mixing-bowl full of noxious elements that have combined to produce a mindset that finds dishonesty acceptable and even laudable. Today we’ll go over what some of those elements are and how they fit into what we’re seeing in the news lately.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Recently I ran into this debate between David Marshall and Richard Carrier regarding whether or not belief in Christianity is “reasonable.” It got me thinking about apologetics generally, and about this new name specifically because I’d never even heard of him till now. Today I want to talk about how apologetics plays into right-wing Christians’ distrust of education and credentials, and what David Marshall’s brand of apologetics represents in the religion.