Evangelicals’ certainty in discernment is bad. Use these progressives’ certainty in discernment instead. Yep yep!
Before You Lose Your Faith is a bunch of answers endlessly searching for a question. It’s a bunch of solutions looking for a problem. It’s a bunch of evangelicals chasing the wind.
We’re now on Chapter 12 of Before You Lose Your Faith. In this chapter, Joshua Ryan Butler tries—and utterly fails—to solve the eternal thorn in Hell-believing Christians’ side: The Problem of Hell. There’s a good reason why these thorns get capitalized names, of course. No Hell-believer has ever managed to Read more…
As a bookmark-carrying bibliophile, I might be required to like this chapter more than usual. We’re now on Chapter 11 of Before You Lose Your Faith. And for whatever it’s worth, this chapter isn’t bad at all. That’s not a huge surprise, given who wrote it: Karen Swallow Prior, now Read more…
Utu, the Sumerian sun god and lord of justice, would NEVER.
Oh, the face when a Christian confidently attacks science as a means of evaluating religious claims, but does it in a way that indicates he doesn’t understand it at all!
This time around, we will be told that we’re not allowed to entertain doubts or form opinions without hearing all the testimonies that Thaddeus Williams thinks demonstrate the validity of his tribe’s culture wars. Unfortunately for him, they’re nowhere near as persuasive as he thinks they are.
Something in Rachel Gilson’s childhood led her straight to the worst, cruelest, most evil and inhuman flavor of Christianity in the entire shit-tastic Christian rainbow. Through sheer necessity, she’s figured out a way to reframe her tribe’s infamous bigotry-for-Jesus. But it doesn’t have to fool anybody else, and I don’t think it even fools her at times.
‘Before You Lose Your Faith’ review: Evangelicals really, REALLY want to set the terms for deconstruction
It’s been very interesting to see how dysfunctional authoritarians approach deconstruction in other Christians, especially with regard to how they’ve dealt with doubt over the past 10 or 12 years.