Bart Ehrman Debates Old Testament Scholar on Bible’s Treatment of Suffering

This was an interesting debate. Bart Ehrman, though a non-believer, has all of a preacher’s cadences and appeals to the Bible to make his points, so it is very much a back and forth that feels like it’s taking place on the same turf with the same basic weapons. It’s interesting to see how this [Read More...]

Calling Ex-Muslims

This summer I had the pleasure of meeting Hassan Khalifeh at the CFI Student Leadership Conference. He’s good people. And as part of a project he’s doing he would like to talk with ex-Muslims about their struggles dealing with their families, friends, and work on account of their leaving their faith. If you are such [Read More...]

After I Deconverted: I’ve Usually Felt Honored and Understood When Christians See Me As “Still Christian”

Sometimes Christians say that I or my philosophy express Christian ideals excellently. Sometimes atheists should revolt against such comments. But I usually love them. [Read more...]

My Discussion of Gays With Right Wing Radio Host Jesse Lee Peterson (Free Audio and Transcript)

On December 11, 2013 I appeared on the nationally syndicated Jesse Lee Peterson Show to discuss my blog post “How I Wish The Homosexuality Debate Would Go”. Usually old episodes of the show can only be heard with a subscription, but you can listen to my appearance for free by using this link for Camels [Read More...]

A Pastor’s Burden

Below is a guest post by Clergy Guy. It is a full repost, with permission, of “There’s No End” from his blog Clergy Guy. Not long ago, I was with a new widow in the emergency room of a hospital. Together we looked at the body of her husband who had taken his own life. [Read More...]

Kidnapped for Christ

Christian homophobia combined with sadistic Christian authoritarian fetishism of “discipline” leads to this: The Kickstarter to help finish this documentary is here. From the Kickstarter, Kidnapped for Christ follows the stories of several American teenagers who were taken from their homes and sent to an Evangelical Christian reform school known as Escuela Caribe located in the [Read More...]

How My Best Friend Helped End My Faith and then Became an Openly Gay Monk

John Hazlet was my best friend in college. We were both philosophy majors and Christians at Grove City College, one of the nation’s most politically conservative and religiously evangelical respected liberal arts institutions. John’s struggles with his homosexuality (which he initially revealed only to me) and with suicidal ideation, and his unrestrained and relentless skeptical [Read More...]

Between a Veil and a Dark Place

A huge gap in the religion and atheist blogospheres has recently been filled–an entire blog network devoted to ex-Muslim bloggers now exists. It’s called ExMuslim Blogs. I doubt I need to tell you why it is so important that we make the time to frequent these blogs and learn from their perspective as actively and conscientiously [Read More...]

“No True Christian Would Do That…”

What’s really going on when someone says that a member of their group can’t really be a TRUE member of their group because of something they said or did. There’s a lot more going on than just saying “No True Scotsman Fallacy” and being done with it acknowledges. [Read more...]


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