I was ready to punch you out for raising questions I couldn’t answer so how nutty all these years later the only reason I even hope there’s a God and am reconciled to my son– is because of you

I vividly remember being lectured, harangued, insulted, corrected, and yelled at by a man who stood up in one of my lectures. This was 4 years ago. He held up his huge black Bible like a gun!Then just 3 days before Thanksgiving I got this letter from THIS SAME SCARY GUY who had left me quaking!Last night I called him and I asked if I could use his letter here and he said yes, but requested his name be withheld.Here it is: “Frank, do you remember the big rude/dude in a red checkered s … [Read more...]

This Thanksgiving I Give Thanks For Jessica Bennett’s Courage– She Survived Rape (and Awful “Purity” Theology) and Tells Her Story Here

"Frank, You asked for our stories on Facebook... In high school I was raped, not by anyone associated with the church, but when I realized I no longer held what I believed was the woman's holy grail of virginity, I felt awful. I felt judged by everyone who saw me even though no one knew for a while..." I'd posted this on my Facebook page: "This Thanksgiving Share Your Story with Me HERE about Your Deliverance from Fundamentalist Certainty  I WILL PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT MADE HERE ON MY PAGE IN M … [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 Best Talk I Gave

Here's the best talk I've ever given. Please share!!! TO WATCH CLICK on THIS LINKhttp://vimeo.com/112396778 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_schaeffer See Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/ Follow Frank on Facebook h … [Read more...]

“Here’s the Most Horrible Phrase in the English Language: ‘How have you grown in the Lord lately?’” Gay, Proud and Liberated A Reader of Mine Speaks Out

"Any sexual hangups I may have postponed were now thrown to the wind. I was liberated and quickly made up for lost time with a new male partner who was also freshly divorced. My label was now Gay (and proud) and not a religious one..."Nov 20th, 6:12amHi again Bob, thanks, what a wonderful piece, may I use it on my Patheos blog sometime, and use your real name?Frank SchaefferBob SignorelliNov 20th, 6:13amYes, … [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...]

I have a nagging question for my atheist friends: if we’re nothing, why bother to convince us of our nothingness? Who cares?

 Today’s secular science of human insignificance inspires its own theology. This secular theology assigns us a contradictory groveling insignificant, significance. We have evolved to a high enough level of ethical consciousness to understand that we’re guilty as charged, and are merely insignificant and yet, morally culpable destroyers of life.We may not be saying “Lord have mercy” so often these days, but we’re still muttering “I’m unworthy!” As with past theology, a vast oeuvre of … [Read more...]

Is Christianity a Mental Illness?

"I just finished reading your article "Religious Trauma Syndrome" and it brought back memories of my jettisoning Christianity (some 30 years ago). I came to the conclusion then that Christianity was a mental illness..."Here's a letter from one of my readers... What do you think?From: Craig Royce To: Frank Schaeffer Sent: Sat, Nov 1, 2014 10:36 pmSubject: Christianity As An IllnessFrank,I just finished reading your article "Religious Trauma Syndrome" and it brought back mem … [Read more...]


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