The impact of Jesus’ feminism has yet to be fully realized

The impact of Jesus’ feminism has yet to be fully realized. Even famous women receive an extraordinary amount of abuse.Women are attacked with sexual innuendo and threats of sexual violence online. Feminists who ask for basic respect and equality are belittled.If a woman calls out gender bias, she is likely to hear, “strident bitch with no sense of humor!” In our culture, an admirably strong woman is deemed “not a lady.” Being seen as nurturing is also seen as a political weakness, even b … [Read more...]

Evangelical and/or Post-Evangelical Christianity, “Progressive” or “Conservative,” Has Snapped My Brain and Yours— We’re Addicts

Sorry, folks, but the truth is that the little private world of evangelical and post-evangelical Christianity we’ve built is more or less totally irrelevant to real achievement. Be that “progressive” or “conservative” religion, we’re into make-believe. We’re relying on circular arguments to sell delusional fiction to the spiritually addicted. By the way, that includes me.In the real world: the European Organization for Nuclear Research known as CERN confirms that a boson with mass around 125 … [Read more...]

Today is my 62nd birthday. Let me share what I’ve learned so far about who God hates

Today is my 62nd birthday. Let me share what I’ve learned so far about who God hates. Do you think God hates you because:You had an abortion?Slapped your child?Hit your husband?Hit your wife?Got divorced?Betrayed your gay lover?Betrayed your heterosexual lover?Committed adultery?Lost your faith?Hate church?Are a racist?Hate God?Hate yourself?Molested a child?Are a bad parent?Killed someone?Stole money?Are a drug a … [Read more...]

TOP TEN LIST OF WHAT ISRAEL MIGHT DO TO LOSE AMERICAN “PRO- LIFE” EVANGELICAL’S SUPPORT FOR CONTINUING “MILITARY ACTION” AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF GAZA

(John Hagee greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)With apologies to David Letterman, here’s my TOP TEN LIST of things Israel might do that would erode Evangelical American support for Israel’s war on the people of Gaza. (Hold the email, I believe in Israel's right to exist as much as any Middle Eastern messed up country anyway, and so forth... but, that said... maybe existence at ANY moral cost isn't what it's cracked up to be... as any Native American could tell you … [Read more...]

To Understand the Public Relations Disaster that’s Engulfed Christianity Today Magazine, Gordon College & Wheaton College, You Need to Understand the Reconstructionist Movement

If the history of Christianity proves one thing, it’s that you can make the Bible “say” anything. That way God takes the blame for your stupidity, say burning witches or discriminating against gays. Speaking of stupidity, consider the public relations disaster that's engulfed Christianity Today magazine's editor, Gordon College's president and Wheaton College post-Hobby Lobby.When you hear words like “Without a robust religious exemption [from laws protecting civil rights for gays] . . . this … [Read more...]

What is an Evangelical church? An asylum for the easily led says Frank Schaeffer “the bull in your spiritual china shop”

What is an Evangelical church? An asylum for the easily led.Read this review of my new book from the The MethoBlog (a labor of love and a gift to the people called United Methodists Church) and then buy my book and cure your addiction to certainty!Buy today for only $3.99 (Kindle) or $11.00 for the paperback!Here's the review: UMR: Book Review: “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God” by Frank SchaefferLatest from the MethoBlogoSphere, UMR by Kevin AltonPublished dig … [Read more...]

“In this context and with a heavy heart, I hereby return my diploma to the Gordon College Board of Trustees”

Frank,   Thanks again for offering to post this on Patheos.com.  In addition to registering my personal protest via the direct letter and return of my diploma to Gordon College, I'm interested in having the letter reach Gordon students, faculty, alumni, and 'friends' of Gordon College.   I sent it to a contact on faculty at Gordon just yesterday morning and have received numerous positive and appreciative responses already.  I understand that the faculty are under a gag order from the adm … [Read more...]

Gaza.. Ukraine.. Putin.. Israel.. Islam.. Christians.. Jews.. Evangelicals & God = Death

The Israelis are turning Gaza into a killing field. In the Ukraine Russian-backed thugs murdered a plane full of women and children. In both cases religion is to blame.Putin would not be in power if not for the lick-spittle slavish backing of the utterly corrupt homophobic authoritarian Russian Orthodox Church.  Palestinians would be living in peace were it not for the crazy idea that some Bronze Age “god” “gave” land to one of the many Middle Eastern tribes that once fought over that part of … [Read more...]


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