John Piper’s Defense of the Genocidal Christian God

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by Bruce Gerenscer cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardThere are many reasons people choose to leave Christianity. Contrary to what apologists for Christianity suggest, deconversion stories have many elements and are rarely the same. That said, there are four elements that show up in most deconversion stories:The existence of evil The existence of suffering God acting contrary to the commands he gives people God commanding people to act contrary to the commands he gives to people … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Apostate Homeschoolers or Chicken Little?

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by Kevin Swanson of Generations with Vision radio show - Apostate Homeschoolers and Atheist Boy ScoutsIf you listen to the above linked radio show you'll hear at about the 5 minute mark Swanson reference what sounds very much like Homeschoolers Anonymous and a number of bloggers we know (Libby Anne, Heather Doney et al) Perhaps he has seen this site or any of the other sites about recovery?Interesting. … [Read more...]

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God Don’t Make No Mistakes Says Ray Lewis

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardOr so says Christian Ray Lewis, retired linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens.I love the way Ray Lewis played football. A hard-nosed, no-excuse, disciplined player, sure to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in a few years … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Twerking Kills Your Soul?

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by Ladies Against Feminism from their site - Answering the Shame of Miley Cyrus(Editor's Note: LAF are upset with Miley's recent performance on MTV's VMA awards. I'm sure by now most of you have seen the original clip they reference. If not click here ---Miley Cyrus )Miley Cyrus has a lot of shameful things to say to the world and that is putting it nicely. She is an icon of a soul that is a wasteland and she’s taking others … [Read more...]

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Laughter is Good Medicine: Tracts & Flyers

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Just a tract and a flyer that make me laugh by their mistakes and assumptions. Did you know, for example, that atheists are cranky all the time? How about misspelling the word "Illiterate" while accusing the country of being illiterate?   More at Buzzfeed Comments open below … [Read more...]

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A Look At Westboro Baptist From A Native Topekan

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Jezebel.com posted an article about former Westboro Baptist member Lauren Drain posing for a NoH8 photography taken by Adam Houska. What was more interesting than Drain's story of life in a cult was one of the comments listed below the article, telling of what living in Topeka, … [Read more...]

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A Clever Boy

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by Jeffrey Witthauer An atheist page asked those of us who were formerly religious to share our stories. This is what I wrote up. I was raised in a cult. I do not use that word lightly. The sign outside the church said "Baptist", but we were not part of any Baptist convocation. We were a fanatically fundamentalist sect, and I could count on one hand the number … [Read more...]

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Laughter is Good Medicine: Westboro Baptist

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See what happens when you start thinking about what it is you actually believe?Buzz Feed posted the 35 best times Westboro has been owned during their protests. Be sure to scroll down and watch number 26 when the Foo Fighters showed up to play them away!  … [Read more...]

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Nathan Phelps Responds to Westboro Baptist Plan to Picket Funerals of Sandy Hook Victims

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Reposting a press release from Recovering From Religion Sunday, December 16th, 2012 — Former Westboro Church member, son of Fred Phelps Sr. & now prominent secular & LGBT activist Nathan Phelps issues the following official statement in response to the Twitter message from Shirley Phelps-Roper stating … [Read more...]

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News & Links: Saturday December 8, 2012

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Why Churches Are Dying from The Christian Left offers a quick explanation of how a successful church can quickly devolve into hateful behaviors that run off members - http://www.thechristianleftblog.org/1/post/2012/11/why-churches-are-dying.htmlInteresting thoughts on the 'War on Christmas' from a pastor … [Read more...]

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