Category Archives: Musings & Rants: Christianity

Smut in Jesusland: Why Bible Belt States are the Biggest Consumers of Online Porn

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Red State conservatives may insist that the rest of us should keep aspirin between our knees and be forced to bear Divine Justice Babies when we don’t. They may refuse to provide cake or flowers for gay weddings, or even … Continue reading

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Why Right Wing Christians Think They are America’s Most Persecuted

A recent Pew study found that white American Evangelical Christians think they experience more discrimination than Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, Atheists or Jews. Really?! Christianity is the majority religion in the U.S. and many kinds of legally ensconced religious privilege are … Continue reading

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Has the Christian Doctrine of Hell Become an Awkward Liability?

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Three years ago, my sister, who had long struggled with mental illness, hit her limit and jumped off a freeway bridge. She lived. She was rushed to the county trauma center, and by the time I arrived from Seattle she … Continue reading

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Hey, Christians. Don’t Be Evil!

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Amidst the debris of the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Atlanta Banana published a satirical news report: Little Caesar’s Pizza had been granted the religious freedom to feed Christian employees to lions. The trope of Christians getting fed to lions may have … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments That Would Have Changed the World

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The American Bible Society funds an annual “State of the Bible” survey, and this spring the Christian Post cheered some of their findings: “The Bible continues to dominate both mind space and book retail space as America’s undisputed best-seller.” According … Continue reading

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Outspoken Anti-Theists and Secular Champions List Bible Verses They Actually Like

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A few years back, a cheeky Christian website named Ship Of Fools asked readers to vote on the worst verse in the Bible. The solicitation went out—“It could be a verse which is irredeemably naff, mind-numbingly boring, or a verse … Continue reading

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Eleven Kinds of Verses Bible-Believers Like to Ignore

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Bible-believing Christians play fast and loose with their sacred text. When it suits their purposes, they treat it like the literally perfect word of God, and, in a peculiar twist of logic, they quote the Bible itself to back up … Continue reading

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