Here Is the Best Piece I’ve Read on Why Susceptibility to fake news has its particular historical origin in Christian fundamentalism’s rejection of expert elites

(photo YouTube) Susceptibility to fake news has its particular historical origin in Christian fundamentalism’s rejection of expert elites... as Trump bans legitimate news organizations from press briefings and invites fake news bloggers into the White House it's time to ask why evangelicals seem so thrilled at this UN-American development... Here's the best article I've read laying out the way theology in fundamentalist circles first embraced then propagated today's fake news. Want to know why … [Read more...]

Dear Religious Anti-Science Fanatic And Anyone Who Was Home-“Schooled” (Or Who Went To A Christian College or Other Madrasa), Take 4 Min, & Watch This (Hilarious!) VIDEO- And (Maybe) Become Sane!

Today's religious world (Christian/Islamic/Jewish/Hindu-nationalist et al) thrives on private "facts." Were you home "schooled?" Do you think Donald Trump is smart? Did you go to a Christian "college" or other type of Madrasa? Are you the the type of Jew or Muslim who feels God "gave" you the so-called Holy Land? Do you believe that George W. Bush was a good president or that it's wrong to sit next to a woman on a plane? Do you believe in a literal heaven or hell or that God wants you to cut off … [Read more...]

Pope Francis To “Creationists” GET LOST!

Pope Francis I stated that God should not seen as a “magician with a magic wand.” Pope Francis also said that evolution and the Big Bang theory are both true. In other words he believes in paradox!VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Monday (Oct. 27) waded into the controversial debate over the origins of human life, saying the big bang theory did not contradict the role of a divine creator, but even required it. The pope was addressing the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Scien … [Read more...]

The Can and Can’t LIST of the Religious Right

Can carry a loaded gun in public Can’t get contraceptives Can go to the Creation Museum Can’t get a good science education Can beat your kids Can’t marry a gay person Can make millions off selling God Can’t provide medical care for children Can lie about President Obama Can’t vote without an I.D. Can follow the teachings of Ayn Rand Can't follow the teachings of Jesus Christ Can raise 73 million to build a replica Noah's ark in Kentucky Can't keep funding to help the 1 in 5 poor/need … [Read more...]

A Wild Goose Book Launch: “Please Ask God to Make You Grow Old Slowly”

The Rev. Frank Schaefer (author of "Defrocked") meets Frank Schaeffer (author of "Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God") at the Wild Goose  Festival June 2014 I mean how confusing is that?!Here's the passage from my new book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace I read to open my talk at the Wild Goose Festival.My youngest grandchildren Lucy and Jack are still comfortable with a paradoxical way of seeing reality. For them make-believe a … [Read more...]

“Aside from the drowning of the newborn baby..” Do We Care?

Where is God? Where is civilization when a woman is forced to drown her newborn baby? Where are we? Read please, read, weep and pray we put people first. Take a break from our games between our right and left and fight for justice. Thank you to the UK Guardian © newspaper for this. Thank you to the United Nations for speaking out  too. Isn't this something that the right and left here in America can unite in condemning?North Korea human rights abuses resemble those of the Nazis, says UN in … [Read more...]

Why I’m Not an Athiest: My Online Video Course is Launched by CHURCH NEXT

"Why I Am Not an Atheist" with Frank Schaeffer By Frank Schaeffer Is atheism a belief system in itself? Author and speaker Frank Schaeffer says yes. And in this course he explains why belief in Christ makes better sense of the world than no belief at all. About this courseAtheism and fundamentalism have more in common than one might think, says Frank Schaeffer. Both, he reasons, are simplistic and unsatisfying ways to deal with the complex questions of faith and spirituality.In this … [Read more...]

Who Will Preach the Gospel to the Jesus-Hating Evangelical White Tribe?

 How can the Jesus-deniers like Franklin Graham and the other evangelical leaders be reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ? Are they beyond hope? In human terms they are. But all things are possible with God. So perhaps, even the American evangelical Jesus-hating tribe may be saved.Franklin curses Jesus by (according to media reports) taking a $612,884 per year salary* from funds donated to help the poor and spread the gospel.What did Mother Teresa pay herself?Evangelicals … [Read more...]