Daniel Dennett Responds via Twitter to my latest Article/excerpt from my new book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peaceFrank Schaeffer@Frank_Schaeffermy latest question for atheists on HuffPo huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffe… - 10 NovDaniel Denne … [Read more...]
The Days of the Bigots at Christianity Today Magazine, Who’s Editor Wrote to President Obama demanding the “religious liberty right” to Discriminate Against Gay Men and Women, are Numbered: WATCH This Clip
Please pay attention to my friend Brandon Robertson--and pray that this young evangelical leader is the future of American religion. Watch him defend gay rights on this MSNBC clip. The days of the bigots at Christianity Today magazine, who's editor wrote to President Obama demanding the "religious liberty right" to discriminate against gay men and women, are numbered. The future is with the young evangelicals who are actually following Jesus, not the bigots.Frank Schaeffer is a wr … [Read more...]
I have a nagging question for my atheist friends: if we’re nothing, why bother to convince us of our nothingness? Who cares?
Today’s secular science of human insignificance inspires its own theology. This secular theology assigns us a contradictory groveling insignificant, significance. We have evolved to a high enough level of ethical consciousness to understand that we’re guilty as charged, and are merely insignificant and yet, morally culpable destroyers of life.We may not be saying “Lord have mercy” so often these days, but we’re still muttering “I’m unworthy!” As with past theology, a vast oeuvre of … [Read more...]
The Republican Party base is white evangelicals. So no wonder the GOP lies about the country, the economy and the president worked. The folks who base their lives on religious mythology have spent lifetimes being trained to believe lies. And if you point that out then they kick into victim mode and denounce people who question them as persecutors. Last night they won. Lies won. As the New York Times noted: "Republican candidates campaigned on only one thing: what they called the … [Read more...]
Will 7 years of GOP racist attacks on Obama pay off? That’s all this election is about. GOP “win” = a win for bigots.
Will 7 years of GOP racist attacks on Obama pay off? That's all this election is about. GOP "win" = a win for bigots. Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace Available now on Amazon Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaeffer See Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/ Follow Frank on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16 Contact Frank at http://www … [Read more...]
"I just finished reading your article "Religious Trauma Syndrome" and it brought back memories of my jettisoning Christianity (some 30 years ago). I came to the conclusion then that Christianity was a mental illness..."Here's a letter from one of my readers... What do you think?From: Craig Royce To: Frank Schaeffer Sent: Sat, Nov 1, 2014 10:36 pmSubject: Christianity As An IllnessFrank,I just finished reading your article "Religious Trauma Syndrome" and it brought back mem … [Read more...]
Religious Trauma Syndrome and/or How Dr. Dobson, Billy Graham, Bob Jones, Christianity Today, Wheaton College et al, Do More Harm than Good
In my book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace I say "Religion is a neurological disorder, faith is the only cure." It's nice to be proved right. I also talk about "certainty addiction." Again, the article here proves maybe I'm on to something...An important new book--Christianity is Not Great: How Faith Fails--makes my point about the fact that religion actually breaks brains, that people like Billy Graham did more harm than g … [Read more...]
The Hysteria Surrounding the Ebola “Issue” is the Perfect Lens to Look at BOTH Secular and Religious Dumb and Dumber America Through
Jeff Daniels Says Jim Carrey 'Dumb & Dumber'And now to our Ebola/election year present... Evangelical control of the right wing has fused with secular stupidity to create a perfect storm of willful ignorance. Our American reaction to the Ebola “crisis” is the actual crisis.The hysteria surrounding the Ebola “issue” is the perfect lens to look at ourselves through. What we see exposed is the root cause of both our failed religious and secular anti-education "cultures." What we see is h … [Read more...]