Religious Trauma Syndrome and/or How Dr. Dobson, Billy Graham, Bob Jones, Christianity Today, Wheaton College et al, Do More Harm than Good

 In my book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace I say "Religion is a neurological disorder, faith is the only cure." It's nice to be proved right. I also talk about "certainty addiction." Again, the article here proves maybe I'm on to something...An important new book--Christianity is Not Great: How Faith Fails--makes my point about the fact that religion actually breaks brains, that people like Billy Graham did more harm than g … [Read more...]

The Perfect Picture of Just About Everything Wrong With Just About Everything! (Add Your Own “I’m lovin’ it!” Sucky Caption!)

 Jesus USA as beefy, cheesy glory: A Classic American Portrait. A brilliant photograph by a great photographer. Perfect in every way. All credit to you Hayley Karl PhotographyHayley Karl PhotographySchaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace Available now on Amazon  Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaeffer See Frank’s painting … [Read more...]

Apple CEO Tim Cook “So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay”

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay in an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek where he said "So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."Will the editors of Christianity Today, the college presidents, like Gordon College's leader who signed a letter demanding to be exempt from civil rights laws that protect gay men and women from discrimination as a matter of "religious liberty" now ban Apple products from campus and offi … [Read more...]

Pope Francis To “Creationists” GET LOST!

Pope Francis I stated that God should not seen as a “magician with a magic wand.” Pope Francis also said that evolution and the Big Bang theory are both true. In other words he believes in paradox!VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Monday (Oct. 27) waded into the controversial debate over the origins of human life, saying the big bang theory did not contradict the role of a divine creator, but even required it. The pope was addressing the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Scien … [Read more...]

“The god of the church had been made small and placed in a box…”

My new book is now in bookstores. Barnes & Noble has stocked it in big numbers. So have many smaller stores. Please help me spread the word! Please check your local store. I want to help my book find new readers and also help bookstores! I’m working my butt off traveling and speaking—for FREE—to audiences all over the US and Canada. In response I’m getting email and FB messages by the hundreds like this one:“For the first time in two decades I felt that I was listening to someone who unde … [Read more...]

The EBOLA Lynching of America’s First Black President: Obama, Ebola, Religious Nuts and Racism

 Obama is black! They are black! He’s African! They are African! He wants to let them in with no travel ban! He wants us all to die! He hates America! He’s a secret Muslim! He wasn’t born here! He wants to take away our guns!The white/Fox News/Tea Party/Republican/American reaction to Ebola is moving into the high gear of xenophobia, victimology and fear of the other... and a thank-you-Jesus! phase of naked opportunism: Ebola is just what's needed to help win control of the Senate fo … [Read more...]

Forbes Magazine Publishes 2 Articles on Bart Campolo and Me

 "Frank Schaeffer" Daily update ⋅ October 11, 2014NEWSForbesHow Frank Schaeffer Walked Away From Power To Find MeaningForbes The most dramatic moment in Frank Schaeffer's life probably wasn't when he went from being a world-famous evangelist to a man shoplifting pork ...Flag as irrelevantHow (And Why) To Crush The Dreams Of OthersForbes Frank Schaeffer was a part of the family b … [Read more...]

Facebook and My Book “It was a ‘god-send’ so to speak, for me”

Here's an ongoing exchange with some of my Facebook friends. Frank SchaefferThe verdict is inA reader writes a note that represents hundreds of other similar notes:“Your new book ‘Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God’ is for every parent and grandparent with a child or grandchild who gave up on God. This is the only book I’ve read in the last 20 years that will give people a second chance with spirituality if they’ve been driven away by bad religion and worse ‘Christian … [Read more...]


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