My Very Personal Happy Christmas Story: The wonderful yet toxic combination of Mom’s evangelical goodness, Jesus’ inevitable birthday

For me, as a child in the mission, Christmas meant feeling guilty because Mom did so much and we mere mortals did so little. My childhood Yuletide question was: “Mom, who’s going to be in our house for Christmas?” The answer never varied: “The guests God brought to us this year, my dear.”Mom stayed up all night wrapping gifts and making everything wonderfully and terrifyingly perfect. That’s why every Christmas morning I found the four-foot-long bulging wool stocking stuffed with individuall … [Read more...]

You Are Not Alone Today Even IF No One is There For You come to my FB page and message me and we’ll talk.

You Are Not Alone Today Even IF No One is There For You come to my FB page and message me and we'll talk. Sometimes the so-called Holidays are a tough time. Been there, done that. Click on this link, look for the "You are Not Alone...: section. Message me there. I'll be there for you on my FB page and answer. (There's no "team" just me alone at this laptop.) https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16 Let's start a better discussion that offers a real alternative to the reactionary p … [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...]

Give me 56 MIN and I’ll (Maybe) Give You Your Faith in Jesus Back (WATCH My new Talk)

Here's my new talk I just gave at the wonderful Colorado Springs Library. Will you please watch and then share?Love and Best for ThanksgivingFrankFrank 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...]

This Christmas Give one of my Paintings

This Christmas Give one of my PaintingsI'll ship to anyone anywherecontact me at:http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Landscape SeriesHappy Winter RiverOil on canvas8 x 8$325Absolute PeaceOil on canvas10 x 10$435Marsh, Life, SkyOil on canvas10 x 10 $435What the World is Made OfOil on canvas8 x 8$325Over the MarshOil on canvas8 x … [Read more...]

Let’s Stop Calling New Atheism, “Atheism,” and Start Calling it What it is: Anti-Theism

"Like religious fundamentalism, New Atheism is primarily a reactionary phenomenon, one that responds to religion with the same venomous ire with which religious fundamentalists respond to atheism. What one finds in the writings of anti-theist ideologues like Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens is the same sense of utter certainty, the same claim to a monopoly on truth, the same close-mindedness that views one’s own position as unequivocally good and one’s opponent’s views as not just wrong but irr … [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...]


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