For the price of a cup of coffee you can buy the funniest, darkest novel I ever wrote about God, Movies, Religious Delusion and SEX, on Kindle today

And God Said, "Billy!" is a darkly comic coming-of-age story written by the master story teller Frank Schaeffer that author Andre Dubus III (House of Sand and Fog) hailed as the funniest American writer since Mark Twain. And God Said, "Billy!" is set in the 1980s and is about Billy, a young fundamentalist Christian who feels called to go to Hollywood to make "God's movie." But everything goes off the rails when he accepts a job to direct a soft-porn slasher/exploitation film in apartheid-era … [Read more...]

I was ready to punch you out for raising questions I couldn’t answer so how nutty all these years later the only reason I even hope there’s a God and am reconciled to my son– is because of you

I vividly remember being lectured, harangued, insulted, corrected, and yelled at by a man who stood up in one of my lectures. This was 4 years ago. He held up his huge black Bible like a gun!Then just 3 days before Thanksgiving I got this letter from THIS SAME SCARY GUY who had left me quaking!Last night I called him and I asked if I could use his letter here and he said yes, but requested his name be withheld.Here it is: “Frank, do you remember the big rude/dude in a red checkered s … [Read more...]

This “Black Friday” Please plant an Empathy Time Bomb in the brain of your favorite Certainty Addicts & Help Me Financially Too

This “Black Friday” Please plant an Empathy Time Bomb in the brain of your favorite Certainty Addicts & Help Me Financially Too. And if you don't think uptight people (like I once was when I helped my dad lead the religious right) can change please read the mind-blowing letter below......but first this:“Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God” is for sale on Amazon today for only $9.93 in paperback. I get $5.00-plus per paperback copy sold.If everyone on this FB page buys a few copies that wi … [Read more...]

You Are Not Alone Today Even IF No One is There For You come to my FB page and message me and we’ll talk.

You Are Not Alone Today Even IF No One is There For You come to my FB page and message me and we'll talk. Sometimes the so-called Holidays are a tough time. Been there, done that. Click on this link, look for the "You are Not Alone...: section. Message me there. I'll be there for you on my FB page and answer. (There's no "team" just me alone at this laptop.) https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16 Let's start a better discussion that offers a real alternative to the reactionary p … [Read more...]

This Thanksgiving I Give Thanks For Jessica Bennett’s Courage– She Survived Rape (and Awful “Purity” Theology) and Tells Her Story Here

"Frank, You asked for our stories on Facebook... In high school I was raped, not by anyone associated with the church, but when I realized I no longer held what I believed was the woman's holy grail of virginity, I felt awful. I felt judged by everyone who saw me even though no one knew for a while..." I'd posted this on my Facebook page: "This Thanksgiving Share Your Story with Me HERE about Your Deliverance from Fundamentalist Certainty  I WILL PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT MADE HERE ON MY PAGE IN M … [Read more...]

“I am waiting to die. I am not hopeless, just completely ignorant about what to do spiritually” 4 Ex-Fundamentalists Tell Me Their Stories

"I am waiting to die. I am not hopeless, just completely ignorant about what to do spiritually and existentially, living a life lived from my whole heart and in my sense of what it means to live in Christ." That's a quote from one of my readers. I asked my Facebook family for their stories of deliverance from fundamentalism. I told them they would be shared on my blog. Here are a few they posted on my FB Page. These stories move me deeply: ...Read more... Danna Baker W … [Read more...]

Give me 56 MIN and I’ll (Maybe) Give You Your Faith in Jesus Back (WATCH My new Talk)

Here's my new talk I just gave at the wonderful Colorado Springs Library. Will you please watch and then share?Love and Best for ThanksgivingFrankFrank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peaceAvailable now on Amazon Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaeffer See Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/ Follow Frank on Facebook h … [Read more...]

This Christmas Give one of my Paintings

This Christmas Give one of my PaintingsI'll ship to anyone anywherecontact me at:http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Landscape SeriesHappy Winter RiverOil on canvas8 x 8$325Absolute PeaceOil on canvas10 x 10$435Marsh, Life, SkyOil on canvas10 x 10 $435What the World is Made OfOil on canvas8 x 8$325Over the MarshOil on canvas8 x … [Read more...]


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