Sure, they’ll simper and preen and claim it’s all being done cuz they just wuvvvvv heathens and want to be a goooood wiiiiitnesssss to us. But the damage to our rights, our liberties, and our democracy will look the same as if done by people who want total control over our lives because they despise us.
Years ago, I noticed that quite a few younger evangelicals strive mightily to practice what I’ve come to call Weird Christianity. It’s equal parts oneupsmanship, Original Christianity, and yearning for something genuine and real in their religion full of false claims. So Weird Christianity scratches all kinds of itches in Read more…
Our last writer throws a Hail Mary with his chapter, which asks doubters to direct their gazes to Jesus himself. As if anyone could!
Every time I’ve said I’ve seen the worst thing evangelicals have ever done, one of them has turned up in short order with a backhoe and asked me to hold their Bible. So of course it’d happen with a book they’ve written!
Toxic Christians love encountering honest, vulnerable people. You know how they see those people? As prey.
The fact that so many Christian groups require metaphorical mask-wearing and inauthentic presentation has nothing to do with evil ickie individualistic Western life. Rather, it has everything to do with the exact kind of tribalism that his flavor of Christianity most often embodies.
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…
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!