If there is a creator He/She/It must hate fundamentalist religion

The deluded religious belief that any people or nation or church is a “chosen” people is the root of almost all our troubles. So is the lunacy of believing in “Truth” revealed through one special prophet to one special peoples and/or tribe, be they Jews, Muslims or American Evangelical Christians, or conservative Roman Catholics who believe in the special primacy of their popes.The earth bursts with life. Far right exclusionary religion bursts with death. If there is a creator of life He/She/It m … [Read more...]

Jane Stuart Smith RIP I’ll Always Love You

  A few people in life change everything. One woman (not counting my mother) opened more doors for me than any other person in my childhood. She died yesterday.Jane Stuart Smith was there for me from the time I was six. Jane was by her very life a living definition of the belief that motivates me: that the intrinsic value of beauty is real. Here's the tribute I wrote to a great woman before she died in my memoir Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped F … [Read more...]

You’ll Feel Better about America, Joe Biden and Politics When you Watch Him With Colbert

 (Photo credit CBS used by permission)I very much hope Joe Biden runs. Here's another reason why. Do watch Colbert interview him... not your usual politics interview and it cuts to the heart of living a deep religious faith too... this is what religion can mean... if he wins the presidency I'll bet they will someday say it all started with this interview...WATCH Part1WATCH Part 2Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN G … [Read more...]

Frank ” show us some other work!” OKAY

  I get glimpses of your other work in your videos - and would like to see more of it, too. The flowers are beautiful - but show us some other work!Frank Schaeffer added 2 new photos. Published by Hal Fickett · 30 mins ·In the market for beautiful artwork? For a limited time only, I'm offering to personally give live virtual tours of my gallery via Skype or FaceTime. Email me at frankaschaeffer@aol.com to set up an appointme … [Read more...]

How Billy Graham prepared the country for Donald Trump

photo religion.blogs.cnn.com photo www.nydailynews.comhoto,  Billy Graham, prepared the country for Donald Trump, as it were. What a perfect match Tea Party delusion and evangelical delusion turned out to be. A new national poll released last Tuesday has found that a majority of the Republican Party is living in a fantasy-land. That delusion broke-brain state was created for them by evangelicals. Remember that 50 percent of Republican primary and caucus voters have been white evangelical, or … [Read more...]

Meet David Barton — the Evangelical Quack “Historian” Exposed as the Fake He Is

David Barton is a dangerous fabricator of "facts" now used by the far right GOP/Tea Party to rewrite American history. For instance, drawn in part from the writings of Christian Reconstructionists, that narrative recasts modern-day Republicans as the racially inclusive party, and modern-day Democrats as the racists supportive of slavery and postemancipation racist policies. No kidding. You need to know about Barton and what he represents. Lucky for us Julie Ingersoll has literally written the … [Read more...]

My GOOGLE “Talks at GOOGLE” Talk (Please Watch)

Two weeks ago I had the honor and pleasure of being invited to give a "Talks at Google" at Google's building in Cambridge MA. I spoke on my spiritual journey out of the religious right to sanity and my book, WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace . Then GOOGLE gave a copy to every employee who attended the talk.The talk (like all "Talks at Google") was streamed to all the other Google offices worldwide. Now they just put it up on YouT … [Read more...]

The Apologetics Lie my Daddy and Me Used to Tell

 A Facebook friend sent me a note and a link to one of my dad's old speeches he'd given in 1982 at Coral Gables Church. I spoke there too back in the bad old days of my far right activism. I re-watched the talk. Dad mentioned the projects we'd worked on together several times. It was good to hear his voice. But... while so much of what Dad said was so well said, there is so much I've grown to fear and disagree with.It all boils down to this: apologetics. Dad was relying on a … [Read more...]


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