The Terrifying Truth about the USA (And All of Us) That Trump’s Rise to Power Confirms and What to Do about It

Before Trump became president there was room for debate about what and who we Americans really are. Not anymore. We know ourselves now because Trump is our mirror.Before Trump became president there was room for charity when it came to considering who white evangelicals might be; how enlightened the “New South” might be; who and what the Republican Party is: the collective brain power of our country; the value of internet connectivity and disruption: the level of optimism about our future tha … [Read more...]

Trump Is President Because Too Many On the Left Put Faith in Late Night Comedy Rather Than Policy: Call This the Daily Show Epic Fail

 The Daily Show was an epic fail: irony and snark lost to the reality of Trump, as it were. Trump is president because the left, liberals and especially younger people put their faith in late night comedy rather than policy. Even now, two months-plus into Trump’s term, liberals still haven’t figured out that the reason he’s president is because millions of union members and many left-leaning nonvoters decided to show up for Trump rather – as it were—than for the late night comedy politic … [Read more...]

My FB Family Responded with 200+ Amazing Answers On What the Right, Left, Atheist and Religious Can ALL Agree On (The Results Are Refreshing, Hopeful and Kind)

 "Wow Frank! This is freakin' awesome! I have been blown away by everything I've read here. Look at all the love, and common ground! Tears of joy! WOW!!!"***HERE IS HOW I ASKED MY FB FAMILY THE QUESTION... Please read their answers posted below!Frank Schaeffer Posted 21 hours agoQ: 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 … [Read more...]

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...]

You Are Not Alone Today Even IF No One is There For You come to my FB page and message me and we’ll talk.

You Are Not Alone Today Even IF No One is There For You come to my FB page and message me and we'll talk. Sometimes the so-called Holidays are a tough time. Been there, done that. Click on this link, look for the "You are Not Alone...: section. Message me there. I'll be there for you on my FB page and answer. (There's no "team" just me alone at this laptop.) https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16 Let's start a better discussion that offers a real alternative to the reactionary p … [Read more...]

This Thanksgiving Share Your Story with Me on my Facebook Page about Your Deliverance from Fundamentalist Certainty & I’ll Publish It

Go to my Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16  and tell me about what happened to you in the Evangelical, Roman Catholic, Atheist, Muslim, Jewish (other) worlds of fundamentalism and why you left, changed, went in a new direction, rebelled, moderated your views...I WILL PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT MADE ON MY Facebook PAGE IN MY THANKSGIVING BLOG Here ON PATHEOS.COM(Note I'll only publish the comments made on my Facebook  page not ones made here... SO please go the … [Read more...]

Facebook and My Book “It was a ‘god-send’ so to speak, for me”

Here's an ongoing exchange with some of my Facebook friends. Frank SchaefferThe verdict is inA reader writes a note that represents hundreds of other similar notes:“Your new book ‘Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God’ is for every parent and grandparent with a child or grandchild who gave up on God. This is the only book I’ve read in the last 20 years that will give people a second chance with spirituality if they’ve been driven away by bad religion and worse ‘Christian … [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...]