Reading Time: 4 minutes You think the Afghan Taliban are bad? They’re relative sweethearts compared to their domestic arch-nemesis, the ruthless Islamic State affiliate known as Islamic State in Korasan Province, or IS-K for short. But make no mistake, ISIS and their ilk are both truly evil. As these two rival Muslim terrorist groups continue modeling their claimed superior […]
Former pastor on trial for plotting to exterminate Black South Africans
Reading Time: 5 minutes Knoesen, head of the National Christian Resistance Movement (NCRM)—also known as The Crusaders—is accused of planning to overthrow the South African government. He is on trial for high treason in a case currently taking place in the Mpumalanga High Court. According to the Middelberg Observer, his trial began at the end of April with the submission […]
How Hell-Belief Inevitably Leads to Hypocrisy (The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience)
Reading Time: 10 minutes As long as evangelical leaders like Ronald J. Sider push Hell-belief, there’s no way believers will ever care about pursuing that Jesus lifestyle. In fact, it’s why their entire flavor of Christianity is marked more by hypocrisy than by adherence to their rules. Today, I’ll show you how Hell-belief leads to hypocrisy, and more importantly, why it always will.
Questions About Hell I Never Thought to Ask When I Was Christian
Reading Time: 10 minutes Deconversion opened up a whole new capacity to make observations and ask questions that I’d never imagined while I was Christian. And a lot of those observations and questions came up around the topic of Hell. Join me today for a romp through the stuff about Hell I never even thought about till after leaving Christianity!
Shamima Begum: On Returning Islamic Fighters
Reading Time: 6 minutes Anyone in the UK knows about the latest piece of divisive news (as in, everyone has an opinion, and they appear neatly split in two): Shamima Begum, a “Jihadi bride”, who left the UK to join ISIS as a bride when she was fifteen, has just had a baby in a Syrian camp and wants […]
Are you a religious terrorist?
Reading Time: 2 minutes [This is another short piece that could be converted into an ad to be published in newspapers or magazines. It is intended to appeal to nominal religious believers who have doubts about their faith, and the intrusion of organized religion into the lives of nonbelievers.] If you are, stop reading. This message is not meant […]
Gun Control and Vehicle Terrorism
Reading Time: 3 minutes Australian Prime Minister has said in the last day: “After the Nice truck attack last year I asked the counter terrorism co-ordinator… to get together with all of the state and territory police agencies, with business, with local government and make sure that we had a comprehensive strategy for protecting crowded places…. What we’ve done […]
Trump and Sadiq Khan: Trump Is Being a Tool
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s not very highbrow of me, I know. But, my goodness, Trump, as President of the US, is being an utter tool. Sadiq Khan is the left-wing (Labour) Muslim Mayor of London. Trump has never liked him for those qualities. Trump appears to have it in for people called Khan. It all started when Khan […]
Terrorism vs Air Pollution: An Interesting Perspective
Reading Time: < 1 minute I said this on another thread (paraphrased): An interesting perspective (and not AT ALL to diminish the horrors of last night for all those involved): Deaths by terrorism in UK between 2000 and 2015: 90 Deaths from air pollution last year alone: 40,000 Someone wrote, in attacking Labour: “I detect a level of insouciance inappropriate […]
Terror Attacks: Why Voting for the Right is the Wrong Decision
Reading Time: 3 minutes What has happened in London overnight is another terrible example of completely redundant ideas and ideology taking hold and being used for moments of mass idiocy (where idiocy is not nearly strong enough). The political ramifications are interesting and important. This short piece is not an attempt to opportunistically use this event to further my own political agenda, […]