Why do you think so many atheists seem so evangelistic? They even sometimes speak of their moment of “de-conversion” as a flip-side to the so-called born again experience. If life teaches us anything it's that certainty is overrated.The real life-lessons aren't found in intellectual theories much less in theology, but in seeing life through the lens of those we love most. For instance, I actually experienced brief and perfect instants when death lost its sting.Being with my granddaughter … [Read more...]
To Some Atheists and Christians Alike the Phrase “I’m an atheist who believes in God” is ‘Illogical’ and ‘Impossible’ because they are Narrow-Minded Literalists
Hi All,Great things have been happening for my new book "Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God."Barnes&Noble have placed a big order. The book will be promoted in the B&N stores from NOV 1.Please pop into one of the stores and do your Christmas shopping early and encourage me and the book store by buying copies for your gifts. If it sells B&N will keep stocking it.From Oct 1 to Dec 1 I'll be working full time with a publicist group out of NYC intensively booking and … [Read more...]
By By Gavin Aung Than / zenpencils.comReprinted HERE from Films For ActionBanksy is an anoynomous English street artist and activist who has become a cult hero for his anti-establishment and rebellious artwork. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend the documentary Banksy directed, Exit Through the Gift Shop. Two thumbs up! 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 peaceAvailable now on Amazo … [Read more...]
Who is actually following Jesus: fundamentalist Christians rejecting gay men and lesbians’ right to marry, or atheist humanists treating men and women with love and dignity?
Who is actually following Jesus: fundamentalist Christians rejecting gay men and lesbians’ right to marry, or atheist humanists treating men and women with love and dignity? Fact-based, enlightened atheists sometimes treat people like shit, and delusional fundamentalists sometimes treat people with compassion in spite of their harsh theology. Labels don’t mean anything. Who cares about labels when someone is slapping you in the face? Who cares about labels when someone is saving you from dro … [Read more...]
NOTICE!!! I Posted the WRONG Info on the Decatur (Atlanta) Book Festival! Here’s the CORRECT Information. Please Join ME!
NOTICE!!! I Posted the WRONG Info on the Decatur (Atlanta) Book Festival!Here's the CORRECT Information. Please Join ME!Title: Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God Date: Sunday, 8/31/14 Location: Old Courthouse Stage Time: 12:00 Description: Frank Schaeffer, Author Thank You to our Sponsors!CONTACT DONATE NEWSLETTEROpening in 3 DaysAugust 29 - August 31 … [Read more...]
Dear Mark Driscoll,Please don't go! Don't you know that there is an entire blog-sphere out here that depends on you? Just like right wing evangelicals like you get off on denouncing gays to raise money and get readers us progressive Christians need you!Hell, even MSNBC, Huff Post and the other secular liberal outlets need you. You have just been great! We loved it when you told everyone God hated them! If you weren't real we would have had to invent you!You have given us bloggers … [Read more...]
Post-ISIS, If George W. Bush Was Honorable (or at least a Good Shogun!) He’d commit Suicide– Here’s His “Suicide Note…”
To my Family, the men and women in uniform and to the American People,As the Middle East falls into the grip of Islamic extremist terror unleashed by ISIS and others too numerous to count, it has become clear to me -- at last -- that my arrogance and stupidity alone led to this cataclysm. Attacking Iraq was a hubristic folly. The consequences were and are about to be fatal to millions of people-- from our service people killed, to beheaded hostages, to women forced to undergo … [Read more...]
Please watch this extended interview with me on Who, What, Where, Why– of my views, books, sex, marriage, parents, faith, doubt and everything else…
Please watch this extended interview with me on Who, What, Where, Why-- of my views, books, parents, faith, sex, marriage, relationships, children, doubt, God, or no God... and everything else... then please pass this interview on! Thanks! NOTE: Show starts 2 min and 30 sec into the clip so just wait and don't give up or "Click" in 2:30 min in and watch! The Place | Frank Schaeffer | WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace WATCH and PLEASE pass on t … [Read more...]