Daily Kos Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 10:56 PM PSTLetting God Out of the Box by metalnunFollow for metalnunReflections on Frank Schaeffer’s “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God - How to give love, create beauty and find peace.”I wanted to write a formal “review” of this book, but initially couldn’t think of anything to say other than, “Fabulous book! Everybody should read it.” On second thought, while I absolutely LOVE the book, I predict that most atheists and C … [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...]
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...]
Please Do Me a HUGE FavorGo to your local Barnes&Noble and buy my new book "Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God."It won't have a long shelf life unless it moves right now in November. Please do your Christmas shopping early, support bookstores and help me spread the word that there is hope after fundamentalism.... or buy from B&N online.Thank you so very … [Read more...]
Here's an ongoing exchange with some of my Facebook friends. Frank SchaefferThe verdict is inA reader writes a note that represents hundreds of other similar notes:“Your new book ‘Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God’ is for every parent and grandparent with a child or grandchild who gave up on God. This is the only book I’ve read in the last 20 years that will give people a second chance with spirituality if they’ve been driven away by bad religion and worse ‘Christian … [Read more...]
Embracing paradox helped me discover that religion is a neurological disorder for which faith is the only cure
My kaleidoscopic beliefs are fickle and motivated by desire, wishful thinking, and wanting to fit in with my family and community and to make my marriage work. My dogmatic declarations of faith once provided status, ego-stroking power over others and a much better income than I’ve ever earned since fleeing the evangelical machine. Certainty made things simple, gave me an answer to every question and paid the bills.With the acceptance of paradox came a new and blessed uncertainty that began t … [Read more...]
I WANT TO TALK TO YOU (personally) ABOUT HOW to CHANGE the NATIONAL DEBATE on RELIGION whatever you BELIEVE… or DON’T BELIEVE
Here's the deal: I'm talking "virtual book tour" to you!Just buy 8 copies or more of my new book in paperback and I'll give you ONE HOUR face-to-face on Skype with me and we can use that time any way you want (within reason! ).And/or I will talk to your group, class, church, whatever-- to discuss my book and what I'd like to do about changing the entire conversation about faith and spirituality.Let's embrace uncertainty and paradox together.Help me turn the book into a movement. … [Read more...]
Who is actually following Jesus: fundamentalist Christians rejecting gay men and lesbians’ right to marry, or atheist humanists treating men and women with love and dignity?
Who is actually following Jesus: fundamentalist Christians rejecting gay men and lesbians’ right to marry, or atheist humanists treating men and women with love and dignity? Fact-based, enlightened atheists sometimes treat people like shit, and delusional fundamentalists sometimes treat people with compassion in spite of their harsh theology. Labels don’t mean anything. Who cares about labels when someone is slapping you in the face? Who cares about labels when someone is saving you from dro … [Read more...]