(Sleeping Putto, by Léon Bazille Perrault courtesy Wikipedia)"Ninety-eight percent of Heaven’s occupants are embryos," writes Valerie Tarico on AlterNet in her darkly amusing and enlightening essay "10 Reasons Christian Heaven Would Actually Be Hell." She continues: Human reproduction is designed as a big funnel. Most fertilized eggs die before implanting, followed by embryos and fetuses that self-abort, followed by babies and then little kids. A serious but startling statistical analysis b … [Read more...]
If Christianity Isn’t the Celebration of a Murder/Suicide Pact Between God the Father and God the Son, Then What is It?
It's Christmas. Time to ask, what the hell Christianity is about, if anything? If Christianity isn't the celebration of a murder/suicide pact between God the Father and God the Son, then what is it?The Crucifixion seems to be something like the story of Abraham and Isaac when God tested Abram by asking him to kill his son. Then God said STOP!If evangelicals like Billy Graham are to be believed, when it came to his own son God said, "Kill him!"Does that make sense on a … [Read more...]
Kevin Miller’s astonishingly good film Hellbound? is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Youtube Movies. I'm in it (as a minor part) but so are a lot of people you'll like, no matter what you think of me! Conservative right wing evangelicals like the editors of Christianity Today magazine, hate this movie. That should be reason enough to like it, but there's more. Hellbound? makes a profound argument for a loving God. What's so scary about that, to sane people anyway? And for … [Read more...]
Is it any coincidence that the latest war of religion that started on September 11, 2001, is being fought primarily between the United States and the Islamic world? It just so happens that no two groups of humanity are more ingrained with the doctrine of literal fundamentalist religion -- including a retributive view of God best expressed by a belief in a Hell -- than conservative Muslims and conservative Christians. American fundamentalists and Islamic fundamentalists deserve each other.And … [Read more...]
Hey, Hey Christianity Today THIS is What a Movie Review Looks Like (“Hellbound? Reviewed in Variety)
From VarietyPosted: Sun., Sep. 23, 2012, 7:43pm PT New U.S. Release Hellbound? (Documentary -- Canada) By JUSTIN CHANG An Area 23A (in North America) release presented with Kevin Miller Xi Prods. Produced by David Rempel, Miller. Executive producer, David Krysko. Directed, written by Kevin Miller. With: Sharon Baker, Glen Benton, Mike Bickle, Gregory A. Boyd, Evan Brown, David Bruce, Jaime Clark-Soles, Ray Comfort, Ron Dart, Kevin DeYoung, Mark Driscoll, Richard … [Read more...]
Once in a while you're handed a gift. I don't like Christianity Today magazine, and as the gatekeepers of the evangelical establishment they don't like me. But bashing people over the head when they give you a bad review sounds defensive and petty. So how sweet it is to be able to bash these keepers of the flame of second-rate Christianity over the head for bashing a friend of mine.Kevin Miller's astonishingly good film Hellbound? is about to be released into theaters in New York City, … [Read more...]