What Non-Christians Want Christians To Hear

Here’s a small sampling of the responses I got when I asked non-Christians about being on the receiving end of the efforts of Christian evangelicals to convert them. [Read more…]

Why God Enjoys Sending Me Haters of Christians

This weekend Huffington Post published my “When Bad Emotions Happen to Good Christians.” Publishing anything on The Huffington Post having to do with Christianity is like strapping raw steaks onto your body and jumping into shark-infested waters. You’re gonna get hurt. “You have seen the face of god, but, being a deluded Christian, you cannot [Read More…]

The One Thing I Dreaded Most About Becoming a Christian

When I very suddenly became a Christian, I was in a supply closet at my job. By the time I was coming out of that closet (har! okay, grow up) — and I mean the exact thought that very strongly came to me as I was turning the doorknob that would lead me back out [Read More…]

I, a Christian, Admit It: Atheists Have Been Right All Along

Finally, the truth can be told: all we Christians are, in fact, ignorant, narrow-minded, self-righteous, intolerant, intrusive, hypocritical, fear-driven, gay-hating misogynists. [Read more…]

The U.S. Christian Community Finally Returns My Calls!

After I posted yesterday’s Why Won’t the U.S. Christian Community Return My Phone Calls?, my phone rang. It was them! Here’s how my conversation with the U.S. Christian Community went: My phone: Ring. Ring. Ri— Me: Hello? U.S. Christian Community: Is this John Shore? Me: Who wants to know? [Read more…]

Zealous, Zealot, Fanatic

Below, listed in order of General Intensity, are some words one might use to describe a believer in Christ. Go down the list, and see where the words stop describing you. Supporter Believer Committed Dedicated Devoted Passionate Zealous Zealot Fanatic Did you stop at “zealot”? Most would, I think. I sure did. I’m a zealous [Read More…]

Another Testimony of a Christian Woman Who Divorced Her Non-Christian Husband

  Here’s another Christian woman who responded to my post, Christian Marrying a Non-Christian? Marriage: FAIL, by writing in about her marriage to a non-Christian. At the end of her letter I ask a couple of questions to which I welcome your response.   Dear John, It’s really late and I’m really tired, but I [Read More…]

The Sexual Lives of Others: Like Catnip to Everyone—Even Christians

Two days ago I posted What Would Jesus Do if Invited to a Gay Wedding?, a simple enough little piece in which I rather cursorily addressed the question of whether or not I should attend the wedding of some gay friends. A preacher’s wife snorting coke during a televised Easter service wouldn’t generate as many comments as [Read More…]

Non-Christians: What If Christianity Taught Tolerance?

I’d like to ask non-Christians: If integral to Christianity was the belief that it was right and good to love each and every person exactly as they are, and to encourage and respect whatever their understanding and experience of the divine (whether they even think in terms of “divine” or not–and assuming that whatever they believe [Read More…]

Atheists of America Agree: Christianity Makes Eminent Rational Sense!

As I’m sure my readers will agree, in my last post, There’s No Arguing It: We Can’t KNOW If There’s a God or Not, I conclusively proved that it is exactly as reasonable to think that there is a God as it is to think there’s not. Not one of the 50 or so people who commented on that [Read More…]