Eugene Peterson: the Christian Right’s Newest Messy Object Lesson.

The bizarre spectacle of their vicious, over-the-top response to his statement demonstrates two things. First, it shows us that they know that the greatest threat to their longed-for return to power comes not from outside their sheepfold, but from within. Second, it shows the rest of us that they are quite right to fear the dissent coming from inside those sheepfolds. [Read more…]


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No No, Gang, THIS Christian Is Totally Going to Fix Catholicism!

I’ll pick apart his speech today, and then show you–for good measure, since I’m helpful that way–why his tribe is actually having trouble recruiting and retaining members. [Read more…]


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Hang On, Everyone! This Christian Knows What the Problem Is!

We’ve been having fun this week snarking a post in The Federalist to eensy-weensy little pieces. But who could blame us? The Christian who wrote it managed to outshine all his pals in finding the most WTF explanation possible for why his religion’s losing so many adherents and so much credibility and influence in the eyes of the world. That isn’t easy to do nowadays! [Read more…]


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Further Signs of Christianity’s Demographic Death Spiral

When you hear one of them chirp about men being “biologically wired to be drawn to feminine beauty,” perk your ears up for a lot of ad hoc reasoning and just-so stories to justify Christian sexism. [Read more…]


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Lord Snow Presides Over Australia’s New Census: the Real Good News! (#12)

The results of that census from last year, posted just today, show that the number of Australians who are non-religious is increasing at a speed most of us wouldn’t even have thought possible 20 years ago. [Read more…]


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A Matter of Faith: The Mega-Review.

Welcome to our full mega-review of A Matter of Faith, the 2014 Christian movie about a girl who goes to biology class and almost loses her faith! [Read more…]


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A Matter of Faith: Pre-Show.

Today we’re going to look at A Matter of Faith, the 2014 Creationism snoozefest by the Christiano brothers that they somehow got Harry Anderson signed up for. [Read more…]


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Fundagelical Preppers and the Problem with ‘Pokkalypses.

Last year I wrote about the rising numbers of fundagelical Christians getting into prepping, a subculture devoted to preparing for some imagined upcoming apocalypse. Not only are their efforts not actually very useful or helpful to anybody, but all this preparation speaks more to their own fear of change than to any possible future troubles the world might face. I’ll show you how today. [Read more…]


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The Trouble with Tribbers.

A long time ago I wrote about fundagelical preppers and how the doom-preparation community had been taken over by fundagelical zealots fearing Rapture and Armageddon. There are some new developments in that story–but first, here are some new Rapture scares to look at! [Read more…]


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In Christianity, Every Day is Opposite Day.

I’ll show you why Christians are fond of the Argument from Embarrassment, and why that misplaced fondness matters to the rest of us. [Read more…]


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