Christianity suffers from a lot of capital-P Problems, and one of them is the Problem of Suffering. It gets the capital letter because Christians have never successfully squared the circle of an omnimax, loving god who still allows so much suffering in the world. And it turns out that progressive Read more…
Long, long ago I fully believed in the power of prayer. I believed that a real live god stood by to receive my prayers, then granted them out of love for me—except, of course, when he didn’t grant them at all. In this way, I was like most Christians today. Read more…
‘Before You Lose Your Faith’ offers the dumbest reasons (and non-solutions) imaginable for deconversion
The writers offer the hands-down dumbest reasons imaginable to leave evangelicalism. And then, having done that, they offer the dumbest reason imaginable to resolve this supposedly-drastic problem.
This book has been unparalleled entertainment for me ever since I started it. But this chapter in particular felt like revisiting a great 80s comedy film.
‘Non-ambiguous evidence,’ support for claims, and the Christians projecting their own dishonesty onto others
I’m nowhere near as dishonest as Christians are. If I ever encountered real evidence to support the existence of the god depicted in the Bible, I would embrace it immediately.
Let’s look at what it means to Jesus harder, and then let’s explore why fundagelicals keep latching onto this idea as the way to save their tribe from irrelevance.
This book’s second chapter perfectly illustrates what happens when a deconstruction fails to go far enough.
Last week, a Texas mother named Jamie Gooch tried to beat the Satanic Panic drum over a silly movie called Hocus Pocus 2. In a now-iconic interview, she told her Troy, Texas news affiliate KWTX all about it: “A worst case scenario is: you unleash hell on your kids and Read more…
We’re going to look at how Christians market themselves as the only place to find authenticity, and then we’ll see how their tribe tramples it to the ground.
Mike Amodei wants young proto-Catholics to see themselves as the daring, brave, risk-taking ambassadors of a living god who’d absolutely let them suffer enormous pain if it suited him.