The Bible is Weirder than You Think: According to Scripture Jesus Was Bisexual since Both Men and Women Are the “Bride of Christ”

According to nice evangelical standards, the Bible is odd. Sorry but it is. Or maybe the Bible is normal and it's evangelicals who are odd. I mean according to the Bible Jesus was transgender... So why do evangelicals have problems embracing the full range of sexuality?I mean if you were raised on the Bible as I was we all just got used to certain turns of phrase, for instance the "Bride of Christ."Is Jesus going to have sex with his chosen? Will Franklin Graham go for having sex with Je … [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...]

Why Do Right Wing Christian Families Think They “Own” Their Children?

"In the Iron Age mindset of the Bible writers, children are not individual persons who have their own thoughts, with corresponding rights. Rather, like livestock and slaves, they are possessions of the male head of household, and the biblical framework governing treatment of children is property laws, not individual rights laws."The term chattelrefers to moveable personal property, economic assets that are not real estate. In the Bible, children, like slaves and livestock, are chattel. Male … [Read more...]

The Evangelical FAIL on Mental Health: 100+ of my FB Friends Tell Their Shockingly Poignant Stories

Pastors, teachers, mothers, fathers, grandparents, psychologists, counselors-- everyone: ignore these unedited shockingly poignant stories of the failure of Christians to address mental health issues at your peril. On December 23, I posted this question on my FB page. Please read the revealing responses that follow. Then "like" my FB page and join us in our many ongoing robust discussions you will only find on my page...Is Mental Illness Caused By "Unrepentant Sin"? How Did … [Read more...]

There were two ANGRY MALES in our house, Dad and our Jewish/Christian “God.”

Unlike Jesus, my father tried to follow the Bible. So there were two ANGRY MALES in our house, Dad (Francis Schaeffer) and our Jewish/Christian “God.” I grew up trying to do the best I could to hide The-God-Of-The-Bible’s and Dad’s true character from myself and from their followers and help my parents convert people to believing in this “God” by pretending that our “Deity” was nicer than he is. The sexual dysfunction and anti-feminism that unleashed the culture wars sprung from the heart of the … [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...]

Jesus Was not an Evangelical nor a Conservative Roman Catholic Bishop: He Did Not “Believe in the Bible” nor in “The Church”

Jesus never could have been the pastor of an evangelical church nor a conservative Roman Catholic bishop. Evangelicals and conservative Roman Catholics thrive on drawing distinctions between their "truth" and other people's failings. Jesus by contrast, set off an empathy time bomb that obliterates difference.Jesus' empathy bomb explodes every time a former evangelical puts love ahead of what the "Bible says." It goes off every time Pope Francis puts inclusion ahead of dogma. It goes off … [Read more...]

Today is my 62nd birthday. Let me share what I’ve learned so far about who God hates

Today is my 62nd birthday. Let me share what I’ve learned so far about who God hates. Do you think God hates you because:You had an abortion?Slapped your child?Hit your husband?Hit your wife?Got divorced?Betrayed your gay lover?Betrayed your heterosexual lover?Committed adultery?Lost your faith?Hate church?Are a racist?Hate God?Hate yourself?Molested a child?Are a bad parent?Killed someone?Stole money?Are a drug a … [Read more...]


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