Author Archives: Valerie Tarico

About Valerie Tarico

Seattle psychologist and writer. Author - Trusting Doubt and Deas and Other Imaginings. Founder - www.WisdomCommons.org.

Roy Moore Lost Because Christians are Better than the Bible

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Thoughtful Alabama Christians stepped across divide.  How about us?   I’ve said before that the alleged behavior of Alabama Senate Candidate Roy “10 Commandments” Moore toward teenage girls was perfectly biblical. I’ll stand by that, citing chapter and verse.  (Other … Continue reading

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Trump and Moore – Birther Buddies Reunite to Promote More Lies

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Article by guest author Tony Nugent, retired religion professor and symbologist who has co-authored articles with me about origins of Mormonism and Christianity.  The current political alliance between President Trump and Roy Moore isn’t new – their collusion goes back … Continue reading

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Valerie Tarico on Veracity Hill – Podcast Now Available

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Should Christians Adopt Ancient Sexual Practices, Veracity Hill Podcasts (1 hr, 5 min. audio) Christian apologist Kurt Jaros interviews psychologist and former Evangelical Valerie Tarico about women and girls in the Bible. Within a wide-ranging conversation Tarico and Jaros discuss … Continue reading

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Alabama Conservatives are Right: Roy Moore’s Behavior is Perfectly Biblical

When it comes to relationships between woman and men, the contents of the Bible confront modern Jews and Christians with a difficult choice. Conservative Christians often proclaim that the Quran encourages marriage and molestation of girls who are too young … Continue reading

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The Bible Story and Ancient Sexual Script Behind the Handmaid’s Tale

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At the heart of Hulu’s series and Atwood’s book lies an ancient story about two slave women. If The Handmaid’s Tale offers any sign, Margaret Atwood has read more of her Bible than many Christians. Superficially, Atwood’s dystopian novel is littered with … Continue reading

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Fabricating Jesus — An Interview with Former Minister David Chumney

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How the gospel stories in the New Testament came to be. David Chumney spent almost three decades as an ordained Presbyterian minister before quietly exiting the ministry and Christianity itself. He now describes himself as agnostic, but his exodus from … Continue reading

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Can Bacteria Help Us Understand Religion? Part 4: Religion – Symbiote or Parasite?

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Missed Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3?   Given that our world is plagued by religious conflict and cruelties, some antitheists have suggested that religion as a whole is a form of pathology. But as worried and angry as we … Continue reading

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