Reading Time: 4 minutes Comedian, actor, raconteur, and of-late YouTuber Russell Brand has recently been accused of a number of sexual offenses. This has set social and mainstream media alight with opinions ranging from “I told you so” to “say it ain’t so” to “stand with Brand.” Although there are mounting seemingly credible allegations surfacing concerning Brand, it might […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes No way, no how did Burnett Robinson come by his opinion recently. No way, no how did he get any significant pushback for his views from anyone he counted as important — until now, at least. Instead, he was telling us exactly who he was, and exactly who he’s been for a long time. But he also told us a lot of other important stuff.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Bert recently contributed a piece the other day discussing how religion can get its grasping talons to exert their painful pressure on adherents lives from birth to death. Juniper, in the comment thread, had this set of personal accounts to add to Bert’s piece, reposted with kind permission: “A woman’s body is just a receptacle […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Finally, the finale seems to have begun. And it starts with the two heroes meeting at last. Sort of. Yes, today we find out why the angels’ leader Tal was so okay with these heroes ‘falling!’ And today, Lord Snow Presides over the silliest coincidences ever.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Hello and welcome back to our off-topic chat series, Lord Snow Presides! Today, we return to our examination of Frank Peretti’s brain-melting 1986 fantasy book This Present Darkness. In today’s installment, we discover that Jesus Power can totally prevent rape! Who’d’a guessed? Today, Lord Snow Presides over one of the worst, most repulsive urban legends Christians have […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes The CPC also left out an awful lot of Bible verses that reveal that the Bible’s god is a total fan of abortion–sorta. I’ll show you some of those verses today. But more than that, I’ll show you a bunch of stuff I didn’t see or understand until well after my deconversion.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Oh completely dear. Thi is what happens when you stick to strict rules without seeing the common sense in reality. A change in law is desperately needed here, methinks. The BBC: India’s Supreme Court has refused to allow an abortion for a 10-year-old girl, allegedly raped by her uncle, on the grounds that she is […]
Reading Time: 17 minutes I have spent the last few weeks wondering if I should own this story or if I’ve said too much, but I think it’s time we have a very open and honest discussion about domestic violence and rape. The repercussions of shame and silence are far too great not to speak up. When we hear […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes A friend recently revealed to me that she was upset about having sex on the first date with a man she met online. She didn’t remember having sex, or even going to the man’s house. She simply woke up in his bed without any clothes on. She remembers having two drinks… then nothing. She wondered […]