On Creation, Evolution, and Criticizing Progressive Christianity

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From time to time, I hear other atheists saying that cannot reconcile God and evolution, or Christianity and feminism, or the Bible and gay rights. Now first of all, I actually think you can do all of those things. I worry that atheists sometimes read fundamentalists' approach to the Bible onto all Christians when in practice there are a variety of ways of approaching, understanding, and interpreting the Bible. In fact, the fundamentalist approach to the Bible is actually fairly new to the … [Read more...]

Guest Post: I Am Not Planning on Being a Stay-at-Home Mom (part I)

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Originally posted on I Turn and Burn I was never planning on being a stay at home mom. When I was a kid, the thing I wanted to be when I grow up changed almost daily and there were so many possibilities, so many dreams that I had and I always just assumed that I would become everything. When my gymnastics coaches were mean to me, I would think “when I’m a gymnastics coach, I’m not going to act like that.” When I had to sit in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, I would think “when I’m a doc … [Read more...]

Protecting Your Marriage from Adultery

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Guest Post by MeganOriginally posted on Public QuestionI feel the need to respond to something that’s popped up in my newsfeed several times. Before I launch into my response, I want to clarify some things: This is not an attack on Danielle, who seems to make people happy with her writing. This is not an attack on Christianity.This is an attack on the insidious way patriarchy—a human-made system & an ideology that is unbelievably insidious, invading even our most intimate act … [Read more...]

What If My Children Adopted My Parents’ Beliefs?

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Every so often, I get a comment like this on my blog: Dear Libby Anne,You state that you are an atheist. What would you do if one of your children choose the lifestyle your parents have---if he/she states that you are totally wrong in not believing in god? Would you support or accept his/ her choices? Would you feel betrayed in everything you taught them (e.g. critical thinking) because they don't think it to be the right way for them? What if he/she decides to leave the decision of family … [Read more...]

Premarital Sex and Marital Problems

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I've written a lot about my parents decision to have us children court rather than date. From time to time I've seen readers express confusion as to why parents would reject for their children a process that worked for them. The truth is that my parents turned to courtship for my siblings and I because they believed that dating hadn't worked for them.I recently mentioned that I was conceived before my parents married. In other words, when my parents taught my siblings and I abstinence before … [Read more...]

Mike Huckabee, Immigration, and Evangelical Compassion

Central American Migrant Movement on Mexico's Southerm Border

I haven't said anything about the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from the countries south of Mexico, but I've been following the story. I've never quite understood why American evangelicals are so anti-immigration and pro-borders. And I say this as someone who grew up in an evangelical family solidly involved in conservative politics. But border issues were never my thing. The first year I participated in homeschool speech and debate in high school, the topic was … [Read more...]

Oh Noes! Little Kids Might Learn Gay People Exist!

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So, I recently came upon a Family Research Council video from 2008. Yes, it's a bit dated, but I watched it anyway. The entire thing was Tony Perkins talking with parents of two young elementary school students (one in kindergarten, one in second grade) whose teachers used age-appropriate materials to teach children about gay and lesbian individuals as part of coursework on diversity.Perkins talked about how "confusing" it is for young children to be introduced to "homosexuality," and … [Read more...]


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