For me, as a child in the mission, Christmas meant feeling guilty because Mom did so much and we mere mortals did so little. My childhood Yuletide question was: “Mom, who’s going to be in our house for Christmas?” The answer never varied: “The guests God brought to us this year, my dear.”Mom stayed up all night wrapping gifts and making everything wonderfully and terrifyingly perfect. That’s why every Christmas morning I found the four-foot-long bulging wool stocking stuffed with individuall … [Read more...]
My Very Personal Happy Christmas Story: The wonderful yet toxic combination of Mom’s evangelical goodness, Jesus’ inevitable birthday
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If Christianity Isn’t the Celebration of a Murder/Suicide Pact Between God the Father and God the Son, Then What is It?
It's Christmas. Time to ask, what the hell Christianity is about, if anything? If Christianity isn't the celebration of a murder/suicide pact between God the Father and God the Son, then what is it?The Crucifixion seems to be something like the story of Abraham and Isaac when God tested Abram by asking him to kill his son. Then God said STOP!If evangelicals like Billy Graham are to be believed, when it came to his own son God said, "Kill him!"Does that make sense on a … [Read more...]
When Neighbors Asked About her Husband, Curious About the 52-year-old Man’s Disappearance, Kaling Wald Would tell Them he was “In God’s hands now.”
"Peter Wald’s family truly believed he would rise from the dead. They believed it because they had prayed for it, every single day, while his corpse lay rotting for six months in an upstairs bedroom of their north-end Hamilton home."Fundamentalists say they really believe and the rest of us don't. But the dirty little secret of fundamentalism is that they say one thing but do another. I mean, why is Franklin Graham still raising money to pay himself close to a million a year, if he really be … [Read more...]
Tea Party America Just Spent 7 Years Lynching our First Black President So What Chance Do You Think a Young Black Man in Ferguson Had?
Since white Tea Party/Fox News/Republican Party America lynched President Obama in slow motion over the last 7 years, what chance did Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, who was shot and killed on Aug. 9, by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in Ferguson, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis have? Eric Garner’s dying words "I can't breathe" as he was succumbing to a police officer’s chokehold reverberated in a wave of anger after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict the officer … [Read more...]
Something You’ll NEVER See in ‘Christianity Today’ magazine: My Facebook Friends’ Answers to This Question: “How to help former evangelicals navigate their way out of despair and towards meaningful action?”
"Find a safe place. Come to understand just how unsafe and destructive evangelicalism is. Whether that safe place is a therapist’s office, a support group, a college classroom (critical thinking courses), a professor’s office hours, a preist’s study, reading a book like yours, Frank…"I asked my Facebook community to respond to this question:"How to help former evangelicals navigate their way out of despair and towards meaningful action?" Here are their answers... so far: (Are you on … [Read more...]
Here's a letter from one of my readers that asks: "Because you have your finger on the pulse of this movement of alienated former Christians to a more specific degree than any public figure I am currently aware of- I encourage you to ponder how you might be able to be a leader in helping former evangelicals navigate their way out of despair and towards meaningful action..."So please read the letter, then go to my Facebook page and jump into this thread with your answer to the "How to" … [Read more...]
According to Wikipedia “Evangelicalism is a worldwide Protestant movement, maintaining that the essence of the gospel consists in the doctrine of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ's atonement.” The truth is something else. Let me rephrase: Evangelicalism is a worldwide Protestant movement, maintaining the essence of personality cults consisting in the doctrine of profitable empire-building in order to control mentally damaged certainty addicts.As old Schaeffer family friend and once leading … [Read more...]