Utah charlatan attempts to revive Satanic panic


I recently quoted from Mere Christianity, a passage in which C.S. Lewis warns against seeking “the sheer pleasure of thinking your enemies are as bad as possible.” That temptation, Lewis says, is “the first step in a process which, if followed to the end, will make us into devils.” That’s how it works. We can [Read More...]

Wheaton College, C.S. Lewis & Bad Jackie: On preferring the nightmare to reality

One unappealing possibility is that Philip Ryken, president of Wheaton College, is making his clumsy debut as a culture-warrior because he is nothing more than a lying hack. I hope that isn’t the case. I hope he is not simply posturing about Satanic baby-killers to stroke his own pride or to feed his addiction to [Read More...]

Dear Wheaton College Biology department faculty: Please correct Ryken’s mistake and/or lie regarding Plan B

TO: Dr. Jennifer Busch, Dr. Raymond Lewis, Dr. L. Kristen Page, Dr. Pattle Pak-Toe Pun, Dr. Nadine Folino Rorem, Dr. Rodney Scott, Dr. Gregory Vanden Heuvel RE: Your college president is misrepresenting Plan B, either due to ignorance or intentionally for political reasons. This is the sort of thing that ought to be mortifying for [Read More...]

If you believe the logo’s Man on the Moon

Darrell at Stuff Fundies Like writes: A fundamentalist can survive without many things such as the friendship of those in his community or the pleasures of his current culture but no fundamentalist can go very long without A Cause to champion. For the wiles of the devil infect every corner of our universe and we [Read More...]

Why liars for Jesus can’t be believed when they say they’re anti-abortion

If you denounce the Affordable Care Act because it’s “the biggest expansion of abortion and abortion funding since Roe v. Wade” or because it requires that “Americans buy health insurance plans that pay for contraceptives and abortion” or “because it makes American taxpayers complicit in the deaths of countless unborn children,” this doesn’t make you [Read More...]

Rise of the Planet of the Satanazis


Some say that America is under attack by Satan himself. Liberals have been duped by Satan: You look at the average liberal in the United States, they believe things that are folly. They believe things that are irrational. They believe things that make no sense, that cannot stand up to the test of reason and [Read More...]

Marilynne Robinson vs. evangelical tribalism

“We live in a time when the claiming of a religious identity has become more important than abiding in what that truth implies,” Marilynne Robinson said last month at the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College. That “claiming of a religious identity” and the elevating of it above the meaning, content or substance [Read More...]

Satanazis III: Night of the Satanazis


Don’t imagine you’re safe just because Pat Robertson, Demon Hunter, is on the job. Sure, Robertson’s Age-Defying Shakes give him the strength to leg-press 1,000 pounds, but that won’t be enough when the Satanic baby-killers and the Nazis join forces to create the terrifying Satanazis who are coming to destroy your family and America and [Read More...]