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Posted inFree Expression

My favorite contradiction: Nail polish and femininity, feminism, and men’s liberation

Reading Time: 6 minutes When the world is suffering from a deadly pandemic, losses of fundamental human rights, and climate change caused by a capitalistic and Christian nationalist ethnostate, sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is look forward to the little things and engage in self-care. For me, that little thing is nail polish. Raised on […]

Posted inGaming

Labor of Love: How Social Media Lets Passions Connect (LSP #192)

Reading Time: 7 minutes Last night, I was just thinking about how social media has made it so much easier and simpler for those with passions to connect with each other and share what they’re doing. It wasn’t like that when I was younger, that’s for sure. Today, Lord Snow Presides over one of the very best aspects of modern life: how the internet allows a labor of love to be shared so much more easily and widely than ever before.

Posted inUncategorized

Mental Health, Photography, And Atheism

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pat Green sits down with Satanist Jack and Andy to talk about his new book Portraits of Expectations. Our conversation explores mental health, the LGBTQ community, atheism, and a lot more! A bit about the book: In the photobook “Portraits of Expectations: Coping Beauty,” Patrick Green explores the contrast and beauty of people when they’re […]

Posted inReligion

Christians’ Narrative Around Deconversion Isn’t Helping Them

Reading Time: 8 minutes I recently caught an interesting YouTube video by Seth Andrews (‘The Thinking Atheist’). It shows people who’ve left Christianity talking about why they left. And it got me thinking about the drastically-different narrative that toxic Christians spin about people who leave their ranks — and why they create such narratives. Today, let me show you a contrast to the simple truths shown in this video: an article by a conspiracy-theory-addled Christian who desperately needs ex-Christians to conform to a script he created.

Posted inReligion

Christianese 101: Greg Locke, False Prophet Edition

Reading Time: 9 minutes Today, I want to show you one of these false prophets, Greg Locke. He girded himself with Christianese in hopes of providing himself with plausible deniability. His predictions failed spectacularly, thankfully. However, his use of Christianese to do it caught my interest. Let me show you what he said, what it meant, and how cowards like him use this jargon to try to escape the consequences of their constant strings of failures.

Posted inReligion

The New Mo-RAL Pa-NIC: Syncopation! (LSP #164)

Reading Time: 8 minutes Back in 2011, a Christian salesman tried his best, bless his cotton socks, to start a(nother) moral panic over syncopation. He thought that if you put your em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble, then you’re opening the door of your frontal moral lobe to Satan himself. But he wasn’t warning his tribe out of the goodness of his heart. Today, Lord Snow Presides over ridiculous Christian hucksters and the dishonest tactics they use to make sales.

Posted inReligion

Denial in the Great Husband Hunt: An Evangelical Horror Story

Reading Time: 12 minutes Hi and welcome back! Today, as we’ve been doing for a while now on Halloween, we turn our attention to one of the biggest horror stories in evangelicalism: the Great Evangelical Husband Hunt. This year, our tale centers on the husband-hunting evangelical women who’ve reached the denial phase of their failed hunt.  (Some previous posts about […]

Posted inReligion

MLM Hunbots Have Discovered Trendy Testimonies

Reading Time: 14 minutes Here, a high-ranking hun offers her totally-used-to-be-an-antiMLMer-y’all testimony. And she does it for the same exact reasons that trendy Christians claim to have been totally atheists before their conversions, and with the same exact goals as well. So today, let’s explore the similarities between these two toxic groups and the testimonies they deploy as sales pitches.

Posted inReligion

Another Bad Week for MLMs (And Potent New Red Flags)

Reading Time: 9 minutes Every now and then, we touch base with the world of multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs). These schemes have infested and pervaded many people’s lives. As the participants get ever-more desperate and frantic to succeed, these businesses seem to collapse further and further in on themselves. Today, let me show you some of the recent bad news for MLMs–and an interesting new red flag that’s developed as they decline in popularity.

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