3 Selfie Art Videos Explaining/Showing My Paintings re Life, Flowers, God and Grandchildren

Here are 3 "selfie" videos I just took in my garden and studio showing and explaining the texture and work in several paintings. Thanks for watching! To buy a painting contact me at frankaschaeffer@aol.com2015 Spring/Summer Art Show All paintings offered here are half the gallery price.  Shipping and insurance included in price (US shipping only). Click On Each Image To EnlargeDaffodils, Tulips & Narcissus in a St … [Read more...]

How Billy Graham prepared the country for Donald Trump

photo religion.blogs.cnn.com photo www.nydailynews.comhoto,  Billy Graham, prepared the country for Donald Trump, as it were. What a perfect match Tea Party delusion and evangelical delusion turned out to be. A new national poll released last Tuesday has found that a majority of the Republican Party is living in a fantasy-land. That delusion broke-brain state was created for them by evangelicals. Remember that 50 percent of Republican primary and caucus voters have been white evangelical, or … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia’s export of Wahhabi puritanical Islam has been one of the worst things to happen to Muslim World

"Nothing has been more corrosive to the stability and modernization of the Arab world, and the Muslim world at large, than the billions and billions of dollars the Saudis have invested since the 1970s into wiping out the pluralism of Islam — the Sufi, moderate Sunni and Shiite versions — and imposing in its place the puritanical, anti-modern, anti-women, anti-Western, anti-pluralistic Wahhabi Salafist brand of Islam promoted by the Saudi religious establishment. "It is not an accident that sev … [Read more...]

Gay Teen Worried He Might Be Christian

LOUISVILLE, KY—At first glance, high school senior Lucas Faber, 18, seems like any ordinary gay teen. He's a member of his school's swing choir, enjoys shopping at the mall, and has sex with other males his age. But lately, a growing worry has begun to plague this young gay man. A gnawing feeling that, deep down, he may be a fundamentalist, right-wing Christian. "I don't know what's happening to me," Faber admitted to reporters Monday. "It's like I get these weird urges sometimes, and suddenly I … [Read more...]

Meet David Barton — the Evangelical Quack “Historian” Exposed as the Fake He Is

David Barton is a dangerous fabricator of "facts" now used by the far right GOP/Tea Party to rewrite American history. For instance, drawn in part from the writings of Christian Reconstructionists, that narrative recasts modern-day Republicans as the racially inclusive party, and modern-day Democrats as the racists supportive of slavery and postemancipation racist policies. No kidding. You need to know about Barton and what he represents. Lucky for us Julie Ingersoll has literally written the … [Read more...]

My GOOGLE “Talks at GOOGLE” Talk (Please Watch)

Two weeks ago I had the honor and pleasure of being invited to give a "Talks at Google" at Google's building in Cambridge MA. I spoke on my spiritual journey out of the religious right to sanity and my book, WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace . Then GOOGLE gave a copy to every employee who attended the talk.The talk (like all "Talks at Google") was streamed to all the other Google offices worldwide. Now they just put it up on YouT … [Read more...]

Watch out Democrats running for office in 2016. Don’t leave the denunciation of rape for God up to Fox News and the Tea Party haters

A tipping point is being inexorably reached. Sometimes reality trumps ideals. Take the nice liberal fiction that the only problem between the rest of us and radical Islam is a series of misunderstandings or bad Western actors. Consider just one day's (today's) New York Times headlines. ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape, ISIS Affiliate in Egypt Says It Has Beheaded Croatian Prisoner and  Nigeria: Boko Haram Is Said to Have a New Leader.Here's how the sweeping and terrifying ISIS Enshrines a Th … [Read more...]

Jeb Bush You Are a Liar

 (Photo AP)According to the Los Angeles Times, Jeb Bush just blamed President Obama and Hillary Clinton for the decline, war and mess in Iraq. That's like blaming Winston Churchill for World War Two and giving Hitler a pass. In what his campaign billed as a major speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Bush... blamed the Obama administration — and its former secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton — for the rise of the Islamic State militant group, also known as ISIS. … [Read more...]