What Is BAD (and Good) Sex & Art?

Bad art and bad sex matter for the same reason that bad religion matters. A brain can get used to anything. Once we’re used to something, it starts to seem okay. That capacity to normalize failures is why there are people who think that child abuse is “just discipline,” a Big Mac is “good food,” a rotting shark is “good art,” and hooking up with a predatory stranger is “good sex.”The same pattern of brain damage happens to the millions of people like me who were hurt as children by certain fo … [Read more...]

The Truth About Christian ‘Sexual Purity’ — A Former Evangelical Speaks Out

The sexual purity "movement" is one of several to have deformed American politics as a battleground in the so-called culture wars. Now in a book and the interview below former evangelical and captive to the purity movement, author Sara Moslener, has movingly examined both the politics and the personal price extracted from those--like herself-- who are and were most touched by this corrosive (and odd if not perverse) sex/morality/hard right religious "purity" movement.The human price in … [Read more...]

If there were no “holy books” how much easier it would be to believe in God!

(The "Last Judgement" by Michelangelo, Courtesy the Vatican archive)If there were no “holy books” how much easier it would be to believe in God! An oral tradition and a rich liturgical expression of divinity lovingly shared in a faith community are much more convincing than words on a page. The images I see from the Hubble telescope do more to suggest a loving creative God besotted by beauty than most Bible passages. One hug from my grandchildren Amanda, Ben, Lucy, Jack and Nora teaches me mo … [Read more...]

a 7-year-old first grader stands up to the religious right WATCH THIS CLIP

 In this video clip Zea--a 7-year-old first grader--stands up to bully religious right. The argument he shouted at her could have been taken from the pages of evangelical sources and their reaction to the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage. When this preacher began ranting at a child through a microphone, little Zea just waved her rainbow flag and never backed down.Her dad, Ryan Bowling, posted this video of the confrontation on YouTube. It took place over the weekend at ComF … [Read more...]

Now over 3000 FREE downloads of my book Hurry Offer ENDS in 21 hours! Please tell your friends! Help me get to 10,000

Now over 3000 FREE downloads of my book. Hurry FREE Offer ENDS in 21 hours! Please tell your friends! Help me get to 10,000! NOTE! FREE OFFER on my NEW BOOK May 9 to 11 on KINDLEWhy I am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to give love, create beauty and find peace Please let people know that they may get my book on Kindle FREE May 9 to 11 ! Please help me promote this offer!http://www.amazon.com/Why-Atheist-Who-Believe…/…/ref=sr_1_1…Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book … [Read more...]

NEW BOOK FREE TODAY “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to give love, create beauty and find peace”

FREE BOOK for 48 Hours Starting Today MAY 9-11 Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers. Get my NEW BOOK FREE TODAYWhy I am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to give love, create beauty and find peacePRAISE FOR WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD How to Create Beauty, Give Love and Find Peace “Part of the impact here, admittedly, is a result of who Frank Schaeffer is an … [Read more...]

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...]


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