Why a New Christian Book Focusing on Girls’ Changing Bodies Mostly Misses the Mark

When I was at Grove City College, one of my professors asked us if we identified with our bodies as our physical selves. That question was revolutionary to me, a child of evangelical church culture. To my Catholic peers, this idea was easy, even catechized for them to the point of blasé assumption. But I had never thought about it before — and apparently Dannah Gresh and Suzy Weibel haven’t really considered it, either.

Their new book, It’s Great to Be a Girl!: A Guide to Your Changing Body, is meant to be a quick, interactive, and approachable guidebook for prepubescent girls about health and beauty. (Sort of like the Christian response to the American Girl series The Care and Keeping of You.) It touches briefly on everything from mother/daughter relationships, hair care ideas, balanced food portioning, exercise, and the female reproductive system.



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In All Seriousness, Will Ted Cruz Really Drive People to Atheism?

Yesterday, humorist Andy Borowitz published a piece at the New Yorker with the headline “Cruz’s Constant References to Jesus Drive Millions to Atheism“:



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A Glimpse Inside “Atheist and Secular Oklahomans Day” at the State Capitol Building

Yesterday, several non-theistic groups held the first-ever “Atheist and Secular Oklahomans Day” at the State Capitol Building, urging legislators to base their decisions on secular, not religious, grounds. (Because who wants to emulate Indiana?)

They set up an “Ask an Atheist” table; handed out information about their groups, their demographics, and what they wanted from politicians; and spoke to legislators. In other words, they held an event that local groups could copy in just about every state. (*Wink wink nudge nudge*)



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Baptist Pastor Reminds Congregation: “This is a Man’s World!”

Gospel Baptist Church (Florida) Pastor Bill Lytell reminds his flock that the women-folk need not worry about using those pesky brain muscles.



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Here’s Why We Won’t See an Atheist President Anytime Soon

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, explains why we won’t see an atheist President anytime soon.



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