The Original Road to Damascus Story is Hardly a Reason to Convert

DarkMatter2525 discusses Saul of Tarsus (Paul the Apostle), the most famous Christian convert of them all, and how his change-of-mind doesn’t really “prove” anything about the faith. It’s just the same old story in a new context.



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Conservative Christians Told the Same Lies When Anti-Sodomy Laws Were Overturned

It’s an older video — around the time Lawrence v. Texas overturned sodomy bans in 2003 — but it contains the same kind of nasty Christian rhetoric we’re hearing today. Complaints about the Supreme Court, fear-mongering about how Christianity is being destroyed, and lies about how the Bible will soon be considered “hate speech.”



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Hawaiian Charter Schools Are Mixing Church and State and It May Be Hard to Separate the Two

Hawaii is home to nearly three dozen (publicly-funded) charter schools and most of them have a foundation in the state’s culture… which happens to be steeped in religion. As you can imagine, the lines are crossed pretty often:



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A Way to Respond to 40 Awful Questions from a “Loving” Christian

Kevin DeYoung, writing for The Gospel Coalition website, is frustrated with fellow Christians who support marriage equality. (Because if they support two people of the same sex declaring their love for each another, where will the slippery slope of consensual love stop?!)

So he tosses out 40 questions with the unmentioned implication that there are no good answers.



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How Abstinence-Only Sex Education Led Me Down An Unexpected Path

This is a guest post by Amber Barnhill.

When talking about my religious past, I often find myself referencing movies. How else are mainstream humans going to relate? Neo waking up in The Matrix. The barely-audible Asian chick in Pitch Perfect. And, in this case, Drew Barrymore‘s role in Never Been Kissed. If you’ve never seen the movie, the title really says it all.

Imagine being an almost-24-year-old, intelligent, moderately-attractive-yet-socially-awkward female venturing into the real world for the first time, having never even held hands with a guy and not having much in the way of worldly knowledge, but knowing that degree of innocence is not the norm.

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