Dear Frank, I was expecting a hollow, militant atheistic rant …

From: Wright Nat (NHS LEEDS WEST CCG) To: frankaschaeffer Sent: Tue, May 5, 2015 2:46 pm Subject: Crazy for God - great book!Dear FrankWe’ve not met and the reason for my emailing you is to thank you for giving the world such a fabulous book in “Crazy for God”. I stumbled across the book a couple of weeks ago having read some pretty negative (and I can now see ridiculously unjustified) criticism of you on the internet. I was expecting a hollow, militant atheistic rant against all thing … [Read more...]

Here’s the Background on Huckabee I’ll be talking about Tonight on MSNBC

I'll be on MSNBC tonight at 6:30 EST talking about Mike Huckabee and the evangelical "victimology."Here's the background of my family connection  Mike Huckabee’s pro-life views were shaped by Francis Schaeffer’s book and film “Whatever happened to the human race?”Mike Huckabee’s pro-life views were shaped by Francis Schaeffer’s book and film “Whatever happened to the human race?”According to Wikipedia:Mike Huckabee, while he was a presidential candidate, named the lat … [Read more...]

Jesus rejects tribalism, literalism, group identity, specific religions, and gatekeepers as well as his Jewish identity

"As an ultimate fuck you to rule-keeping scripture zealots everywhere, Jesus hung out with whores... The stories about Jesus that survived the bigots, opportunists and delusional fanatics who wrote the New Testament contain powerful and enlightened truths that would someday prove the undoing of the Church built in his name...."(You are reading an excerpt from my book. Here is a FREE BOOK OFFER.  Here is an excerpt from my book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create … [Read more...]

Hey Atheists and Christians: Stop Wasting Your Lives Worrying About God!

 If God is the problem why are so many atheists I know small minded jerks?If Jesus saves why are so many Christians I know small minded jerks?How much of your life have you wasted on God? Atheists’ lives are ruined worrying about how much they hate God. Evangelicals have fucked up the country worrying that everyone else isn’t worried-- enough about what "God" "wants."As I argue in my new book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace, the … [Read more...]

Is Bill Maher a Bigot? The Answer is in His Movie “Religulous”

 In the last few months there have been a chorus of anti-Bill Maher articles in the liberal/left press. For instance Salon has published a series of articles accusing Maher of bigotry. In “7 times Bill Maher was a straight-up bigot” Joanna Rothkopf  writes this in Salon: Bill Maher’s long, illustrious career is perhaps, more than anything else, an excellent example of mass public manipulation. Under the guise of being a liberal comedian, he has managed to build for himself an ultra-su … [Read more...]

Was Jesus “Christlike?” — The Christian God has been twisted into something not unlike that of radical Islam

"The Christian God has been twisted into something not unlike that of radical Islam." So says Brad Jersak. We first met because we were both interviewed for the movie "Hellbound?" Then we became friends. Now Brad has an important book out--A More Christlike God--that challenges the received lazy "wisdom" of both conservatives and liberals, atheists and believers about Christ. Here's my interview with Brad on this important and beautifully written book. Q: Tell my readers a bit about your back … [Read more...]

So who will Rubio and Cruz take America back from?

 Rubio stands out for his religion-broken brain. He converted from Roman Catholicism to Mormonism --  then back again. Still, maybe the good old RC isn't sexy enough for this guy. As Jeffrey Tayler points out in Salon, He two-times Pope Francis by going to a megachurch in Miami Christ Fellowship.Christ Fellowship is sort of nuts. They do demonology stuff, exorcism, and teach Young Earth creationism.  They (sort of like Gordon college, Boston area bastion of gay hate) deman … [Read more...]

“religious freedom” garbage, it’s time to call the religious right’s trash what it really is

"Any time right-wing conservatives declare that they are trying to restore or reclaim something, we should all be very afraid. Usually, this means the country or, in this case, the state of Indiana is about to be treated to another round of backward time travel, to the supposedly idyllic environs of the 1950s, wherein women, and gays, and blacks knew their respective places and stayed in them." So writes Brittney Cooper arguably America's most prescient commentator on race, women, politics and … [Read more...]


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