(Photo YouTube)How did we go from arguably the best president of the last 50 years to arguably the worst human being to ever run for high office in American history becoming Mr. President?God only knows.Be that as it may, I don’t believe that events are as explicable as some people believe. In my experience reality is too hard to manipulate to make it fit any narrative or simple explanation... That said the way we get information these days is closing not opening doors. I think we h … [Read more...]
President Trump’s “Reality”: How did we go from arguably the best president of the last 50 years to arguably the worst human being to ever run for high office in American history becoming Mr. President?
This is my best explanation about my journey away from the faith of my fathers... actually... more the faith of my mothers (!) This is why I escaped and maybe you should too.WATCH Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frankschaefferSee Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Follow Frank on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16 Contact Frank at http://www.frankschaeffer.com Have you read my book about religious delusion? No … [Read more...]
Please take 10 min and watch my Friend Reverend William Barber Tell the Truth at the Democratic National Convention
photo CNN On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, the Reverend Dr. William Barber II broke through our cynicism. He took us above, past the Trumpian/moronic insults. His soaring speech was a call to action for humanity. WATCH! PLEASE!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_schaefferSee Frank’s pai … [Read more...]
The key bulwark of faith-based Trumpism is the prosperity gospel: To the evangelicals (both right and left) lying and money are the real “gospel” so “He’s one of us!”
(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)(photo www.rollingstone.com)Evangelical Christianity in America became a get-rich-quick scheme long ago. So it's no wonder that millions of prosperity gospel-following downtrodden white evangelicals who forgot to start churches of their own (and get rich) see Trump as one of their own. For a start he's just like their preachers and leaders: a comforting fraud who holds out hope of winning life's lottery.According to a new Pew poll an astonishing four fi … [Read more...]
Love her or hate her we know more about Hillary Clinton’s faith than about any political leader's faith since Billy Graham was kissing up to Nixon and praying with him in the oval office. This was before Kissinger took over that pray-with-Nixon task while Graham ran for the hills to cover his Nixon-endorsing butt after Watergate.Post-Nixon, Billy Graham told my dad (the late evangelical evangelist and religious right founder, Francis Schaeffer) that he'd sworn off politics, let alo … [Read more...]
HERE IS WHY I’LL VOTE FOR HILLARY, AND WHY YOU SHOULD TOO– Please! Watch! Please Pass On! Let’s Save America From the Casino FOOL!
Please watch this and save America and the world from the casino/fake college/bad steak/beauty pageant FOOL! Vote for Hillary!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_schaefferSee Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Follow Frank on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16 Contact Frank … [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...]
Dear Evangelical Establishment (and Christianity Today Editors) Here’s Why You ALL Seem SO F—–g! Dumb to Folks in the Real World Who Don’t Understand “Evangelical Speak”
(C. Hitchens- Photo NPR.org)Open any issue of Christianity Today magazine and scan the article titles and sub-headings in case you want to know why the Americanized, post-Billy Graham version of evangelical faith comes across as so fucking dumb.Evangelical Speak is just so presumptuous! It never even begins to meet the skeptic halfway.Evangelical Speak is an entirely private coded language.It assumes:the existence of God with no need for argument, let alone … [Read more...]