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...]

Gaza.. Ukraine.. Putin.. Israel.. Islam.. Christians.. Jews.. Evangelicals & God = Death

The Israelis are turning Gaza into a killing field. In the Ukraine Russian-backed thugs murdered a plane full of women and children. In both cases religion is to blame.Putin would not be in power if not for the lick-spittle slavish backing of the utterly corrupt homophobic authoritarian Russian Orthodox Church.  Palestinians would be living in peace were it not for the crazy idea that some Bronze Age “god” “gave” land to one of the many Middle Eastern tribes that once fought over that part of … [Read more...]

The-God-Of-The-Bible’s Women-Management Plan is focused on Bodily fluids. To put it mildly HE has an Uneasy Relationship with Women! So Does Wheaton College

A Wheaton  professor asking for the pill?To put it mildly the so-called God-Of-The-Bible has an uneasy relationship with women. The other day I was trying to figure out why Wheaton College (an evangelical school) wanted to claim a "religious liberty" right to deprive women of insurance coverage for contraception. The school even went to the Supreme Court to claim that right.How to explain this?I'd just published my new book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, … [Read more...]

Jesus Was Not a “Bible Believer” let Alone an Evangelical

Jesus certainly was not a “Bible believer,” as we use that term in the post Billy Graham era of American fundamentalist religiosity that’s used as a trade-marked product to sell religion. Jesus didn’t take the Jewish scriptures at face value. In fundamentalist terms, Jesus was a rule-breaking relativist who wasn’t even “saved,” according to evangelical standards. Evangelicals insist that you have to believe very specific interpretations of the Bible to be saved. Jesus didn’t. He undercut the scri … [Read more...]

Look into the faces of the people who know you best. Be honest with yourself about what’s written there, and you will know yourself– the Wild Goose Video Clip

Here's a 5 min clip from a 45 min talk... Couldn't make the Wild Goose Festival? Here I am speaking in Hot Springs, NC this year. For speaking engagements, email me at frankaschaeffer@aol.com.  Couldn't make the Wild Goose Festival? Here I am speaking in Hot Springs, NC this year.For speaking engagements, email me at frankaschaeffer@aol.com. 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 peace … [Read more...]


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