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December 24, 2020
The Twelve Days of Christmas – the atheist version
The Christmas Season is here again! We hope you enjoy this re-working of the Twelve...
December 21, 2020
An Unstable Story: A Child Still Left Out in the Cold by the Church
Editor’s Note: Perhaps it is because the author was himself born on Christmas day that,...
December 17, 2020
Editor’s Note: Good news! This post takes us away from the seemingly never-ending presidential election,...
December 14, 2020
The Power of Curiosity
Editor’s Note: Here’s a breath of fresh air – a post written before the pandemic...
December 10, 2020
On Ignorant Critics
Editor’s Note: New Testament scholar, Bart Ehrman, pops off at a professor from an Evangelic...
December 07, 2020
If Christianity doesn’t matter, why bother with it?
Editor’s Note: The subject of the post is a variation of a question I often...
December 03, 2020
Holy Relics, Batman!
Editor’s Note: The following brings to mind the times that a missionary brought a “holy...
November 30, 2020
Nearer to Wonder—A Response to Religious Naturalism
Editor’s Note: If you’ve ever wondered about the use of the wide-ranging word “spirituality” and...
November 26, 2020
Happy Weird Thanksgiving
By Linda LaScola, Editor Last Thanksgiving, this blog discussed the US as a country of immigrants,...
November 23, 2020
No Need to Wear a Face Mask: When it’s My Time to Die, I’m Ready to Go
Editor’s Note: This post was written last April, but it unfortunately still applies to a...
November 19, 2020
True Names of the Church
Editor’s Note: With all the far-right religious hysteria in the US right now, this “old”...
November 16, 2020
Holy Propaganda, Batman!
Editor’s Note: Proud Boys? QAnon? These are new cults, centered around a new Messiah. But...
November 12, 2020
Why Do Some People Make Such Bad Arguments for the Superiority of their Religion?
Editor’s Note: This post seems particularly relevant at this moment when some people are making...
November 09, 2020
Are Young People Leaving Christianity?
Editor’s Note: So the national election is decided in favor of Biden. Halleluia! Meanwhile, there’s an...
November 05, 2020
Beatitudes for a Failed President
Editor’s Note: Full Disclosure: This post was set up before Tuesday, November 3rd, the US...
November 02, 2020
Pleasant Political Predictions
By Linda LaScola, Editor With this post written just one day before the US Presidential...
October 29, 2020
Spirituality and the Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax
Editor’s Note: While this is a very descriptive title for this blog post, it could...
October 26, 2020
Who Cares About the Election?
Editor’s Note: The author, a former Protestant preacher, now leading a secular life, compares the...
October 22, 2020
Confessions of a (Slightly) Contrite Charismatic
Editor’s Note: This essay explains the religious meaning of “charismatic” which is lot more than...
October 19, 2020
Magic Lies at the Very Heart of Christianity
Editor’s Note: Magic and lots blood are core to Christianity, though the Protestants sanitized a...
October 15, 2020
Can We Be Converted to a Secular Faith?
Editor’s Note: Why are some people seemingly naturally religious, and some people are not? Why...
October 12, 2020
Checkers and Chess
Editor’s Note: Now to a simpler, if still painful time, back in 2015, for a...
October 08, 2020
Dear Trump Supporters: My Opposition to You is Not Just a Difference of Opinion
By Bruce Gerencser Editor’s Note: Clearly, I have Trump on the brain. And so do...
October 05, 2020
Proper Responses to Trump’s Illness
By Linda LaScola, Editor Since President Trump tested positive for COVID-19, newspaper columnists who are...
October 01, 2020
Gospel Questions and Problems
Editor’s Note: Welcome back to the virtual classroom at UNC, Chapel Hill, where we resume...
September 28, 2020
Soothsaying/Prophesizing: Coming Days in US Politics
By Linda LaScola, Editor OK, everyone, it’s that time that comes once every four years,...
September 24, 2020
Trump: Religious Supporters and Racism
By Linda LaScola, Editor As many readers here know from their own experience, people don’t...
September 21, 2020
OMG! RBG – R.I.P.
By Linda LaScola, Editor What a shock to learn of the death of Supreme Court...
September 17, 2020
I’m Getting Out of THE WAY!
Editor’s Note: Seems like everything reminds me of Donald Trump these days. This may be...
September 14, 2020
The Damn Dark Room
Editor’s Note: Is it just me, or are others constantly thinking of the upcoming presidential...
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