Reading Time: 9 minutes I’m long familiar with battles between the more-hardcore-than-thou adherents of a religion and what they view as fluffy bunny adherents. Today, let me show you why fluffy bunnies annoy their more-hardcore-than-thou brethren.
Reading Time: 8 minutes There exists no universe in which Biff did not make a beeline straight for the women in this club. No way, no how.
Reading Time: 12 minutes The reason I talk about the Satanic Panic is to remind people of what happens when a toxic group with real power has absolutely no tethers to reality.
Reading Time: 9 minutes For a group of people who genuinely believe that their god is the most powerful force in the universe, evangelical Christians as a group sure do shit their pants over the idea of Halloween. Today we’re going to talk about why they seem to love to hate Halloween, and what this love-hate relationship means for the religion.
Reading Time: 12 minutes I wish it could shock me anymore, seeing a family ripped apart by religion. It happens constantly in this modern age–and will probably get worse, really. But this story touched me particularly today because it hit a few all-too-familiar notes in that discordant jangle that is the Cult of Before Stories.
Reading Time: 13 minutes A while ago, Kirk Cameron popularized a fairly-new evangelism technique: claiming that he knows all about atheism because he, himself, was once an (gasp! Shock! OMG!) atheist. He thought it gave him some kind of leg up on authority and credibility to say that he’d once been an atheist, and though the attempt backfired hilariously […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes Way back in the 1970s, a British Christian named Doreen Irvine wrote From Witchcraft to Christ. It was supposedly her “sensational true story of a woman rescued from Satan’s grasp by the power of God,” according to its tagline. And I’m sure you are already thinking about how accurate that tagline is. Read the reviews […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes We haven’t finished talking about the Unequally Yoked Club yet, but I did want to talk briefly about Halloween. I hope you all had a wonderful one, however you spent it! I’ve talked before about “low Christianity” and “high Christianity.” Those are terms I use for the two extremes of the religion. Others might use […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes Some time after breaking up with Biff, I ended up in a teeny tiny town in Kansas, where I met and fell head-over-heels in love with a dreamy-eyed young man who taught me what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a spiritual deception.
Reading Time: 8 minutes No, really, that’s how I ended up re-joining the Pentecostal church. About six months after leaving fundamentalism the first time, my boyfriend at the time, Biff, went to a church service with the specific intention of trolling the Christians there and ended up getting “exorcised” of a “demon.” (Scare quotes are used because I never, […]