Category Archives: Musings & Rants: Christianity

Celebrate Christmas? Maybe Leave the Manger in the Basement

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With so much to choose from, perhaps it’s time to pass over the sacrificial baby story. Like all solstice celebrations, Christmas brings light and warmth and beauty into the darkest time of the year. Christmastime offers us a smorgasbord of … Continue reading

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Valerie Tarico on Freethought Matters Television with Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor

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Freethought Matters Television – Trusting Doubt (27 min video) Youtube, Freedom From Religion Foundation Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker interview Valerie Tarico about her journey out of Evangelical Christianity, how the Bible denigrates women, religious trauma, raising good kids … Continue reading

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False Euthanasia Story a Lesson in Outrage and Polarization

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On June 4, media outlets around the world repeated the false story that a 17-year-old Dutch teen had been legally euthanized. The headlines and stories were as sensational as the narrative allowed, usually along the lines of “Raped Dutch Girl … Continue reading

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Valerie Tarico on The Right to Reason

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The Right to Reason Podcast- The Righteous and the Woke Valerie Tarico with Robert Stanley (51 min. audio) Youtube, Patreon, ITunes What do sincere Evangelicals and Social Justice Warriors have in common? More than you might think. Both, for one … Continue reading

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Easter Bunnies are More Deliciously Wicked than You Might Think

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For most of Christian history, those furry little creatures were associated with queer sex, not chocolate. Easter may be a Christian holiday, but many of its most delightful traditions have pagan or pre-Christian roots. Spring equinox has long been celebrated … Continue reading

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