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Posted inReligion, Science

Pre-Trib Research Center: Taking Reality Over Fantasy

Reading Time: 7 minutes Yesterday, I showed you the Pre-Trib Research Center. Their three stated reasons for existing all amounted to testable claims, and all three turned out to be true only in the short term and only with adherents who took that game way too seriously. As I wrote about these guys, my mind kept returning to one central idea: how much better and easier my life’s been since I rejected my previous foundation of false beliefs and now fully embrace reality instead.

Posted inReligion

Madison Cawthorn: How Evangelism Success Claims Work

Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! Recently, I showed you an interview with a young Republican fundagelical named Madison Cawthorn. In that interview, he made some claims about his evangelism success. Those claims reminded me very powerfully of similar ones I heard when I myself was a fundagelical. Indeed, fundagelicals seeking power and attention often make claims […]

Posted inGaming, Religion

Christian Games, Incomplete Participation, and Suspension of Disbelief

Reading Time: 6 minutes Hi and welcome back! Yesterday, we talked about authoritarian Christians in terms of roleplaying games. And now, I want to show you where the metaphor leads: suspension of disbelief. Authoritarians require complete participation in their Happy Pretendy Fun Time Games. Otherwise, they lose suspension of disbelief and everything goes higgledy-piggledy. Today, let me show you why authoritarian […]

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 […]

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