November 13, 2018

We’ve been talking lately about how Christians treat the people they’re trying to recruit. Sales-minded Christians often borrow strategies from the Bible, and this one is no exception: cold reading. I’ll show you what it is, why Christians like it, what they think is happening when they do it, and–of course–what’s really happening. The Conjob’s Mainstay. Conjobs just adore cold reading. They pick up the skill easily. To do it, they make a series of guesses about their mark based on easily-observable… Read more

November 12, 2018

Christians do a lot of things that don’t make any sense at all to non-Christians. Let me show you one of those things: foot washing. It’s beyond weird, but it’s just one of those things that (some) Christians do. And I’ve seen one of these rituals–and I’ll tell you all about it. Today, Lord Snow Presides over yet another silly, meaningless ritual that Christians do that they think accomplishes great things. Read more

November 10, 2018

We’ve been talking lately about the lamentably-common trope of Christians expressing great sadness over our non-belief. I’ve been noticing one outgrowth of that sentiment: the idea that ex-Christians would never have lost faith if we’d only encountered the best and most correct form of Christianity. And lucky for us, Magic Christians know exactly what that form is! Today, we’ll tackle that idea–and watch it fall into rubble before our wondering eyes. Yet Another Very Sad Christian. On Wondering Eagle, I discovered… Read more

November 8, 2018

Today, I’ll show you the shared features of these two popular testimony styles, and which testimony I think wins the fight for Christians’ attention and money–for now. Read more

November 6, 2018

Not long ago, I noticed that post had received triple the amount of social media referrals that one of my posts usually gets this early in its life. It intrigued me. And very soon, I discovered why it was getting that attention. Read more

November 5, 2018

As Christianity continues to hemorrhage members, Christian leaders have swung into action with solutions. These solutions illustrate Christians’ dilemma like nothing else ever could. Today, Lord Snow Presides over the Christian solutions that really aren’t solutions at all. Read more

November 3, 2018

At the height of the Satanic Panic, my ultra-Christian first husband, Biff, concocted a plan. He felt certain that it was foolproof. See, he had figured out how to achieve his dream of being a professional Christian! He’d become a radio show host just like Bob Larson. Today, I’ll show you what happened, how it shook out, and the hand it ultimately played in bringing us all together. Read more

November 1, 2018

When I was a Christian, every single Christian I knew had two completely contradictory opinions about Satan. First, everyone thought he was beyond infernally intelligent. But second, everyone thought he was a stone-cold IDIOT. If anything, this opinion holds even truer today than it did decades ago. Let’s look at both sides of that coin, and maybe see why the coin exists at all. Read more

October 31, 2018

Need some extra reading material? Stuck waiting at home for the trick-or-treaters to ring the doorbell? Want to get acquainted with some of the blog’s older hits? Here’s your Super Special! Happy Halloween! Read more

October 30, 2018

One of the weirdest offshoots of the Satanic Panic has got to be sex demons. Here’s the skinny on what they are, who buys into the idea and why, how to make their acquaintance, and what to do once you’ve got one. Strap in! Read more

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