When Neighbors Asked About her Husband, Curious About the 52-year-old Man’s Disappearance, Kaling Wald Would tell Them he was “In God’s hands now.”

"Peter Wald’s family truly believed he would rise from the dead. They believed it because they had prayed for it, every single day, while his corpse lay rotting for six months in an upstairs bedroom of their north-end Hamilton home."Fundamentalists say they really believe and the rest of us don't. But the dirty little secret of fundamentalism is that they say one thing but do another. I mean, why is Franklin Graham still raising money to pay himself close to a million a year, if he really be … [Read more...]

Is It Time to Dump the Word “Evangelical”?

According to Wikipedia “Evangelicalism is a worldwide Protestant movement, maintaining that the essence of the gospel consists in the doctrine of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ's atonement.” The truth is something else. Let me rephrase: Evangelicalism is a worldwide Protestant movement, maintaining the essence of personality cults consisting in the doctrine of profitable empire-building in order to control mentally damaged certainty addicts.As old Schaeffer family friend and once leading … [Read more...]

This “Black Friday” Please plant an Empathy Time Bomb in the brain of your favorite Certainty Addicts & Help Me Financially Too

This “Black Friday” Please plant an Empathy Time Bomb in the brain of your favorite Certainty Addicts & Help Me Financially Too. And if you don't think uptight people (like I once was when I helped my dad lead the religious right) can change please read the mind-blowing letter below......but first this:“Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God” is for sale on Amazon today for only $9.93 in paperback. I get $5.00-plus per paperback copy sold.If everyone on this FB page buys a few copies that wi … [Read more...]

Why Does The Media Avoid Reporting on the Huge Movement Away From Fundamentalism to Progressive Religion?

 Why Does The Media Avoid Reporting on the Huge Movement Away From Fundamentalism to Progressive Religion? Please comment on my FACEBOOK page (Click HERE) Is it that the conflict between atheists and fundamentalists is sexier? Does 24/7 cable news think only in black and white terms? Does the latest outrage from Bill Maher or Franklin Graham make for a hotter story than the spiritual journey of millions of tolerant, inclusive seeking Americans?Yet In 2012, Pew found t … [Read more...]

Evangelical Marriages Fail At Much Higher Rates Than Atheist’s Marriages

Surprise! Atheist marriages last longer than Christian ones. Yet conservative Christians see themselves as the last defenders of traditional marriage. Yet many don't quite live up to the ideal. To understand why evangelical marriages fail read my latest book -- And God Said, "Billy!"exploring the roots of American religious delusion and also this...October 30, 2013  | First published in AlternetBy Valerie TaricoConservative Christians think of themselves as the last … [Read more...]

Dear President Obama,

  Dear President Obama,Congratulations Mr. President. Once again you win over white bigots and other evangelical Tea Party goofs. Everyone has underestimated you since Day 1. Liberals are full of advice and conservatives... well, enough said.The economy came back, the deficit is going down, America is producing more energy than we're importing, gay men and women have been given new dignity and rights, you ended the wars as you said you would, and the Republicans are … [Read more...]


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