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Posted inReligion

Because That’s Where the Money’s Kept: Why They Treat Us Like Toddlers.

Reading Time: 10 minutes In the same exact way, when Christians treat non-believers like children, they are showing us where their “money” is kept–what the rewards are that they actually seek and treasure so much that they’d rather have that than whatever their stated goal is. Today we’re going to examine whether or not their behavior actually results in the “money” they say they want.

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Condoning Sin: The New Way to Judge Without Sounding Judgey

Reading Time: 9 minutes The drumbeat of hypocritical defenses of bigots-for-Jesus for their fellow bigots-for-Jesus continues as Christians continue to lose grandly on every single social issue of our day. I’m noticing that the main theme in these defenses is that a bigot-for-Jesus can’t possiblely condone sin. Today I want to talk about this particular defense and why it fails so spectacularly.

Posted inReligion

“Condoning Sin”: The New Way to Judge Without Sounding Judgey.

Reading Time: 9 minutes The drumbeat of hypocritical defenses of bigots-for-Jesus for their fellow bigots-for-Jesus continues as Christians continue to lose grandly on every single social issue of our day. I’m noticing that the main theme in these defenses is that a bigot-for-Jesus can’t possiblely condone sin. Today I want to talk about this particular defense and why it fails so spectacularly.

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Josh Duggar: Excusing the inexcusable

Reading Time: 12 minutes The scandal around Josh Duggar has had a few days to ferment. News sites that previously hadn’t even breathed a word about the scandal are now tiptoeing into the waters with super-carefully-worded pieces about what he did, now that it’s painfully obvious that Christians as a group are talking about it. Mainly, unfortunately, they’re largely defending it.

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Lord, Save Us From Your Followers’ Abuse–er, Love.

Reading Time: 7 minutes You’ll never, ever see Christian love like you will when his most fervent adherents discover a dissenter in their ranks. They think they’ve been commanded by the author of the entire universe to love their neighbors. But ugh, who wants to do that when there’s all that abuse they’d rather be doing? Loving people is all hard and stuff.

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The Most Misunderstood Word (Isn’t Kingdom, Sorry).

Reading Time: 8 minutes I saw this interview on Religion News Service with Scot McKnight, who argues that Christians talk a big game about this idea of “kingdom,” but don’t really understand what it means in the Bible or how it should play out in their everyday lives. I admit, I was a little floored. Though I do agree […]

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What to Expect When You’re Deconverting.

Reading Time: 12 minutes Hi! Today I wanted to talk about the deconversion of a fairly prominent Christian, Bart Campolo, and while I’m at it address people who are just now leaving the religion. I’ve been noticing some stuff going on around the internet about people who are newly-deconverted who are maybe wondering what might be coming their way, […]

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