Saying Goodbye to Unreasonable Faith

After nearly six years of blogging at Unreasonable Faith (with help from Vorjack more recently), Daniel Florien is ready to move on to other projects.

In his final post, he reflects on the experience:



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Pat Robertson Tells Man in Near-Sexless Marriage His Wife Was Probably “Molested as a Child”

Oh, Pat Robertson… who are these people who write to you for advice? Who thinks he should be answering questions about, of all things, sex?

Some guy named Jason does, and he wants to know what he should do about the lack of sex in his marriage:



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Sri Lanka Throws British Traveler in Jail Over Her Buddha Tattoo, Intends to Deport Her

Buddhists who want to truly serve their faith could do better than to behave like thin-skinned jackasses over insults that aren’t.

Some of the most fanatical (and sometimes violent) Buddhists can be found in Sri Lanka. Let’s take a closer look.



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Illinois Family Institute: Exposing Dan Savage Is Like Revisiting Auschwitz

Dan Savage is not the face of the LGBT rights movement, nor should he be (more on that in a moment). But Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute has much harsher words than that for Savage, comparing his views on homosexuality in society to lynching, the Holocaust, clubbed baby seals, and “napalmed Vietnamese girls.”

About a year ago, shortly after the Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, Savage appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss the ruling, his It Gets Better Project, and some of his widely-known perspectives on LGBT life. Just two weeks ago, Higgins was oddly inspired to encourage IFI members to watch the video. She warned them of how “repugnant” it was, but affirmed nonetheless that true Christians needed to know just what they were dealing with:

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The Real Problem with Female Masturbation is That Evangelicals Are Too Sex-Negative To Talk About It Honestly

The evangelical Christian take on masturbation is usually pretty simple: Don’t do it. Don’t touch yourself. Don’t even think about touching yourself. There’s something wrong with you if you do it. Pastor Mark Driscoll even went so far as to say it basically amounted to homosexuality (*gasp*) because it was a sexual act that didn’t involve a woman and did involve you touching a penis.

But that’s all referring to male masturbation. They typically don’t even want to acknowledge that women may want to touch themselves, too.

So I was pleasantly surprised to see Jordan Monge‘s article in Christianity Today in which she discusses female masturbation. Finally, a sensible take on the matter, right?

Not even close.

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