We are lucky people and here's why... in spite of Trump! Please watch this 3 min video and pass it on! Thanks!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.16Contact Frank at http:/ … [Read more...]
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...]
Watch out Democrats running for office in 2016. Don’t leave the denunciation of rape for God up to Fox News and the Tea Party haters
A tipping point is being inexorably reached. Sometimes reality trumps ideals. Take the nice liberal fiction that the only problem between the rest of us and radical Islam is a series of misunderstandings or bad Western actors. Consider just one day's (today's) New York Times headlines. ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape, ISIS Affiliate in Egypt Says It Has Beheaded Croatian Prisoner and Nigeria: Boko Haram Is Said to Have a New Leader.Here's how the sweeping and terrifying ISIS Enshrines a Th … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
CALLING ON ALL MEMBERS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO WALK OUT OF CONGRESS WHEN NETANYAHU WALKS IN TO SPEAK: BOEHNER’S/NETANYAHU’S/ISRAEL’S INSULT TO AMERICA MUST BE ANSWERED
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to address a joint session of Congress in order to insult President Obama. Billionaire GOP donor, extremist Zionist Sheldon Adelson who cooked this bad idea up, Netanyahu and Boehner are the enemies of peace, of Jews of Israel and of America. With friends like these Israel needs no enemies. They seem bent on doing the impossible through their really bad idea to insult our president: They seem bent on turning all non-Republicans against Israel.Netanyahu and … [Read more...]
This Thanksgiving Share Your Story with Me on my Facebook Page about Your Deliverance from Fundamentalist Certainty & I’ll Publish It
Go to my Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16 and tell me about what happened to you in the Evangelical, Roman Catholic, Atheist, Muslim, Jewish (other) worlds of fundamentalism and why you left, changed, went in a new direction, rebelled, moderated your views...I WILL PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT MADE ON MY Facebook PAGE IN MY THANKSGIVING BLOG Here ON PATHEOS.COM(Note I'll only publish the comments made on my Facebook page not ones made here... SO please go the … [Read more...]
The Worst Idea since ISIS: American Evangelical Ex-Military Mercenaries Heading To Iraq to Fight ISIS “For God” Yes, it IS Happening!
Can you think of a worse idea than evangelicals, who believe they are serving God by killing Muslims, fighting Muslims who think they are serving God by killing Christians?The US government should crack down as hard on both the evangelical free-lance American mercenaries going to Iraq to fight ISIS and on American Muslims heading overseas to fight for ISIS. These people who want to fight in the name of Jesus or Allah are all a threat to us.On BBC Radio 4 (Newshour, October 20, 2014) a … [Read more...]