Morality – Old Testament Style VBS #4


Editor’s Note: Vacation Bible School is not just for Christians anymore.   Here, in response to  questions (in bold) we asked, a humanistic rabbi  who now has his own Patheos blog,  gives an Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures view of morality. ==================   By Jeffrey L. Falick Anyone who thinks that the Bible is about morality does not truly understand [Read More...]

From Apostle to Apostate – The Story of the Clergy Project

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It’s with great pleasure that I announce the release of: It is written by my colleague on the blog, Catherine Dunphy, who is also one of the original 52 members of The Clergy Project.   The foreword is written by Richard Dawkins who is emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, head of The Richard Dawkins Foundation [Read More...]

Biblical Morality Lesson for Unbelievers VBS #3

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Editor’s Note: How can you be moral without religion? This ex-pastor teaches us how translate Christian beliefs into humanist principles. =====================   By Drew Bekius My friend Tom Cara, who is also President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Metro-Chicago Chapter, likes to point out that at our old church gatherings we’d talk about anything [Read More...]

“Homophobia” in the Bible – What to do about it? VBS #2

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Editor’s Note: “Andy” is an active, nonbelieving UCC pastor who leads a very liberal congregation. In his Vacation Bible School lesson, he explains how he approaches texts on homosexuality in the Bible with two different audiences: liberals and conservatives. ======================= By “Andy” While preparing for presentations I’ve made in various ecclesiastical settings (both Catholic and [Read More...]

Jesus of Nazareth: Lord or Legend? Vacation Bible School #1

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Editor’s Note: Clergy Project Co-Founder and member, Dan Barker starts off Vacation Bible School 2015 with this opening statement he made in a recent debate in Dallas with pastor Justin Bass. ======================= By Dan Barker There could not have been a “Jesus of Nazareth.” Nazareth did not exist during the time of Jesus. The earliest [Read More...]

Welcome to Vacation Bible School — Summer, 2015

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Editor’s Note: Vacation Bible School ain’t what it used to be – it’s online and it doesn’t stick to the old script. You can’t count on God and Jesus coming out looking like good guys and there might even be a bit of what a traditional VBS teacher would call “blasphemy.”   One thing you can [Read More...]

Setting the Record Straight –What The Clergy Project is Really All About

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Editor’s Note:  John Lombard clears up some mistaken ideas about The Clergy Project – a private online community for religious leaders who do not hold supernatural beliefs.  John, a regular contributor to this blog, is one of many “Voices from The Clergy Project” that can be heard publicly here. ======================== By John Lombard The Clergy Project (TCP) [Read More...]

Funny Things Catholics Say and Do


Editor’s Note: Strange things are happening in the Catholic Church – and I’m not talking about transubstantiation. There’s a lot of discord these days among the laity and at the highest levels. Read on as a Catholic seminary grad and former Very Good Catholic fills us in and tells us what she thinks it portends. [Read More...]

Disappointing People with my Non-Belief

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Editor’s Note: I recently met Jase at a Military Atheists and Freethinkers Association reception.  Turns out he’s a member of The Clergy Project – the first one I’ve met here in DC. Like Bob Ripley, Jase’s open acknowledgement of his changed religious beliefs was troublesome, even with a mentor who was really trying to understand [Read More...]

LaScola Probes Pastor Jameson’s Road to Atheism

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Editor’s Note: I couldn’t resist asking “John Jameson” a few follow-up questions after his post on how he got to be an atheist.   Here they are, with his answers. ================== 1. Regarding the atheism-inspired rock music that touched you so much – do you have examples of music that had been very influential in bringing [Read More...]