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August 19, 2015
Should We Pity the Victims of the Prosperity Gospel?
John Oliver's Last Week Tonight (watch this show!) had a cutting episode this past weekend...
July 20, 2015
Pro-Gay Christians, Wouldn’t Atheism Be Easier?
I have to wonder what could possibly be motivating gay and gay-affirming Christians to stay...
March 01, 2015
I Get Religious Mail: If Wishes Were Airplanes
Most of the religious charity solicitation letters that I get have identifiable humanitarian aims, as...
January 03, 2015
Lee Strobel Says Atheism Is Winning
Here's some welcome news to start out 2015: Lee Strobel, the famed Christian apologist, says...
December 03, 2014
“Choose Faith in Spite of the Facts”
I usually don't think it's worth beating up on the purveyors of popular evangelical feel-goodism,...
November 03, 2014
Rebutting Reasonable Faith: A Feminized Atmosphere
I haven't responded to William Lane Craig's column in a while, but this question was...
July 14, 2014
The Deceptive Tactics of Christian Evangelism
I like to think of myself as a basically honest person. And you'd think that,...
April 21, 2014
Christian Radio Fans the Flames of Witch Hunting
A few years ago, I wrote about the horrible "witch children" craze in Nigeria. Like...
April 14, 2014
The FRC’s Bizarre Prayer Barrage
As you probably know, I don't believe in the efficacy of prayer. There's neither empirical...
March 30, 2014
How Christian Hatemongers Hold the Needy Hostage
Last week, the giant Christian charity World Vision announced that they were changing their rules...
February 24, 2014
Sexual Assault in Christian Patriarchy
In the last few weeks, there's been a rash of stories about sexual assault at...
June 07, 2013
The Biggest Challenges to Staying Christian
On Patheos' evangelical Christian channel, Peter Enns has been soliciting comments from his readers about...
May 05, 2013
Weekend Coffee: May 5
• A Christian fundamentalist couple that believes in faith healing has now killed two of...
March 08, 2013
Submission Theology Is Abuse Theology
I've written a lot about the child-abuse coverup by the hierarchy of the Catholic church,...
March 08, 2013
My Interview on the Jesse Lee Peterson Show
Earlier today, I was on a radio show hosted by Jesse Lee Peterson, an ultra-right-wing...
February 04, 2013
How Influential Is the Religious Right?
My latest column on Alternet, about the failed predictions of the religious right, has gotten...
January 27, 2013
Should I Cash a Christian Charity’s Check?
My desk has a drawer full of free address labels, pens, and other cheap gimmicks...
December 12, 2012
Book Review: A Year of Biblical Womanhood
Summary: A personable, good-humored example of the liberal-theist cherry-picking ethic. I recently wrote about the...
August 04, 2012
On Friday afternoon, I got a call on my cell phone from an 800 number...
October 10, 2011
The Blinding Fog of Religious Moderation
The author Sam Harris was, to my knowledge, the first of the New Atheists to...
June 20, 2011
The Evangelist’s Funnel
Through some odd stroke of coincidence, when I was in San Francisco earlier this year,...
March 28, 2011
The Necessity of Hell
After my earlier post on this subject, Slacktivist has written several follow-up posts about the...
March 03, 2011
Yes, Virginia, The Bible Does Teach Hell
Slacktivist, my favorite progressive Christian blog, has been reporting on how the religious right has...
February 14, 2011
The Religious Right Hates Women
Last month, I wrote about the awful callousness of Catholic hospitals when a woman arrives...
February 11, 2011
Book Review: Trusting Doubt
(Author's Note: The following review was solicited and is written in accordance with this site's...
June 26, 2010
The Case for a Creator: Spiritual Wisdom
The Case for a Creator, Closing Thoughts After spending over a year on this project,...
March 31, 2010
How Much Good Do Religious Charities Really Do?
I just finished reading Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book on what...
March 04, 2010
An Atheist at Liberty University, Part IV
Our next stop was the Liberty campus bookstore. It was run by Barnes & Noble,...
February 24, 2010
An Atheist at Liberty University, Part III
When the church service let out, my friends and I toured several other buildings on...
February 20, 2010
An Atheist at Liberty University, Part II
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