Q: Do you know why I (mostly) don’t ban trolls and people who seem to hate me from my FB page? Please Join my FB page thought experiment!

*Here is what I just posted on my FB page. Will you join this thought experiment, post a comment on FB for publication here on Patheos? Q: Do you know why I (mostly) don’t ban trolls and people who seem to hate me from this page?A: I actually believe in free speech and… also…Believe it or not, I think my friends on the right--even the religious right--need to be heard no matter what.So… will you trolls, friends, and enemies alike, for once pretend we’re real neighbors and maybe j … [Read more...]

“The Empathy Time Bomb” My New NPR Interview

My latest National NPR interview "The Empathy Time Bomb" please listen and share...CLICK HERE TO LISTENhttp://www.prx.org/pieces/136133-an-empathy-time-bomb …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 Amazon Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaeffer See Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/ Follow Frank on Facebook http … [Read more...]

The Single Best Answer to the Question “Why art?” I’ve Ever Read

I've been a writer and painter all my life. I've read a lot about art. This is the single best expression of my own hard won lifetime experience as to the only answer to the questions "Why art?"  and "What is the life of the artist all about?"My friend Camilla Tilling -- I talk about how I met this wonderful international opera star in my book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace -- sent me the link to the Juilliard School’s 109th Commen … [Read more...]

Win A Prize For The Best Effort to Make My May 30-31 Two-Day Kindle FREE BOOK Promotion A HUGE Success!

First you need to go to my Facebook Fan Page and "like" it and "join" if you're not already a (so-called) follower. The competition is taking place only on my FB page!PRIZES1st Prize: A Set of first edition signed copies of the "God Trilogy" (Crazy For God, Patience With God, Sex Mom and God, all HARDCOVER First Editions! PLUS a signed WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace)2nd Prize: 3 Signed copies of my new book WHY I AM AN … [Read more...]

One Reason Atheism Doesn’t Really Answer Anything

Most people don’t really want to live only according to narrowly defined material facts. Most of us try to direct our human primate evolutionary process along ethical non-material lines. We impose standards that do not come from nature. Nature is cruel yet we try not to be. We prosecute people for war crimes that are no more destructive than what happens every day in the churning cauldron of life where everything is eaten and where death is the only incubator of life. We call murder wrong a … [Read more...]

Subject: Frank Schaeffer here, please buy my new book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD–How to Create Beauty, Give Love and Find Peace

My new book was just published.  Please buy a copy and spread the word. Please order the book today at the discounted price of $11.66. Here’s the Amazon page link:http://www.amazon.com/Why-Atheist-Who-Believes-God/dp/149595501X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399554163&sr=8-1&keywords=why+I+am+an+atheist+who+believes+in+god “Why I…” is a beautiful high quality trade paperback available today worldwide and will be in all e-book  formats-- Kindle, Nook, i-Book --  by June 1.By Oct 1 … [Read more...]

My Guest Columnist Today is the Prime Minister of the UK– A World Leader (Who Fought to Legalize Gay Marriage) Talks About His Christian Faith

Prime Minister David Cameron writing on why "My Christianity compels me to make a difference." For once a world leader talks about his faith openly, even cheerfully!'Greater confidence in our Christianity can inspire a stronger belief that we can get out there and actually change people’s lives'. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PAThis is an edited version of an article which first appeared in the Church Times By David Cameron it was reprinted in the Guardian and is reprinted here by p … [Read more...]

Love Through the Eyes of Christ — Easter

 I was shuffling forward in the communion line, with my five year old granddaughter Lucy in my arms. I was lost in gloomy thoughts, brooding on my past and on my doubts, failures, and my past meanness to my wife Genie (we've been married 44 years) when I was young, stupid and so woefully controlling as a teen "father." I was feeling that going to church was a waste of time. I was feeling unworthy in every sense of the word and sinking into a gray depression.Lucy is always in and out … [Read more...]


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