Please Join me at the Wild Goose Festival (get 30% off your ticket too!)

I’d like to thank you for being a part of my life and thus part of my favorite event: the Wild Goose Festival this year! I donate my time to WG each year and pay my own expenses to get there as well as speak at WG, because I always am refreshed. This is my once-a-year church/cleanse/rejuvenate session. Join me please, maybe even buy me a beer! Will you help me spread this word? Please share the good news about Wild Goose with your network. You can share this also: when you or your friends use t … [Read more...]

Watch! Enjoy! I’ve been singing this all day!

Here is a video composed and sung by my nephew Ranald Macaulay's children. They live in the UK where he teaches and his wife is a musician. Their son Simeon came up with the first part to this song while driving in their car. Noah their other son, then made up the following verses in bed while going to sleep. Dorry (their very talented musical mother) then put it all together and made a video. Enjoy! I've been singing this all day!Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN A … [Read more...]

Put it this way: church may be a son-of-a-bitch, but it’s my son-of-a-bitch!

Some of my secular (or lapsed ex-religious) friends don’t get why I “still” go to church. When they say, “Frank, God’s only in your head!” my answer is, “Yeah, whatever. What isn’t?”Or as the poet Yehuda Amichai writes in Gods Come and Go, Prayers Remain Forever:I say with perfect faiththat prayers precede God.Prayers created God.God created man,And man creates prayersthat create God who creates man.My question isn’t, “Did I create God who creates me?” but, “Do I n … [Read more...]

Join Me At the Wild Goose Festival (again) my Favorite Yearly Event Let’s Have a Beer (or three) Together!

Will you join me (again) at the Wild Goose Festival (my favorite event!) July 9-12http://wildgoosefestival.org/festival-2015/speakers-2015/Speakers 2015WILDGOOSEFESTIVAL.ORGWild Goose Festival Spirit. Justice. Music. Arts.Facebook Twitter VimeoAbout Festival 2015 Get Involved Contact Donate TicketsSpeakers 2015© 2015 Wild Goose FestivalWild Goose Festival Spirit. … [Read more...]

The Real Meaning of “Mother’s Day” (Yes, I’m a male 62-year-old MOM)

 "Our shared experience of vulnerability erases the age and gender differences between the young mothers and me. We share a fearful solidarity; call it the flip side of love..."(You are reading an excerpt from my book. Here is a FREE BOOK OFFER.  Here is an excerpt from my book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace. It Will be FREE on KINDLE MAY 9 to MAY 11. )Picking up my grandchildren Lucy (5) and Jack (3) from kindergarten and … [Read more...]

Now over 3000 FREE downloads of my book Hurry Offer ENDS in 21 hours! Please tell your friends! Help me get to 10,000

Now over 3000 FREE downloads of my book. Hurry FREE Offer ENDS in 21 hours! Please tell your friends! Help me get to 10,000! NOTE! FREE OFFER on my NEW BOOK May 9 to 11 on KINDLEWhy I am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to give love, create beauty and find peace Please let people know that they may get my book on Kindle FREE May 9 to 11 ! Please help me promote this offer!http://www.amazon.com/Why-Atheist-Who-Believe…/…/ref=sr_1_1…Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book … [Read more...]

Pro-Lifer Ready For Killing Kids for Religious Liberty and Jesus (Seriously)

And now this from h/t Rawstory. Prolife and prodeath, no kidding, as long as you're killing a kid for religious liberty's sake.Belief'Pro Life' GOPer Says It's Fine For Kids to Die in the Name of GodRep. Christy Perry says it violates parents' rights if they're required to treat their sick children.By Cliff Weathers / AlterNet February 24, 2015In a deeply religious section of Idaho, a Republican state representative says that the state has no … [Read more...]

What Prayer Means to Me

 "My grandchildren delight in entering into a grownup spiritual world as equals. Perhaps this is one of the gifts non-religious people have a problem experiencing. They might not meet their children as humble partners in service of something bigger than themselves."  Here is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace.My grandchildren Lucy (five) and Jack (three) know that I pray every morning on my wa … [Read more...]


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