Welcome! This weekend, much of the world celebrates Easter. This holiday represents a celebration of renewal and rebirth–and not only for Christians! In that vein, enjoy this hand-curated collection of past Roll to Disbelieve posts that relate to this time of year!
Ah, Easter. It’s one of the biggest holidays of the Christian calendar. It’s also one of the best opportunities to see the weirdest, most nonsensical aspects of the religion in action.
- Prepare Yourself: The Easter Christian Torture Porn is Coming. As Easter approaches, Christians indulge their wildest torture fantasies.
- Easter: I’d Rather Be a Lion. Christians pretend to be sheep because they don’t understand why shepherds tend sheep in the first place.
- He’s Not a Zombie. Or a Lich. I wrote this post in response to some popular memes at the time about Jesus being a zombie or lich.
- The Four Facts of the Resurrection (Aren’t). Many Christians think this apologetic argument persuades people. But they think a lot of things that aren’t actually true.
- Preparing for the Great Jewish Zombie Uprising. A dive into one of the weirdest stories in the Gospels.
- An Ideology in Search of a Godling (At Easter). If no gods inhabit Christianity to make it work, then nothing about it is going to operate the way Christians claim it does.
- Ed Stetzer’s Amazingly Bad Easter Post. Dude indulges in a jaw-dropping form of hypocrisy, if you ask me. He tries to use the deepest mystery in his religion to score a few sales through blatant dishonesty.
- The Zebra Rule, Occam’s Razor, and Robby Dawkins. Hey, one false resurrection claim deserves another!
Lights, Camera, Crucifixion!
Below, links to our recently-hosted guest movie fanedit of The Passion of the Christ. Come for the snark. Stay for the thoughtful, on-target critique of a movie–and religion–long overdue for it. (PS: ssj edited out a lot of the gore.)
Evangelism and Rebirth.
At this time of year, Christians’ fancies lightly turn to thoughts of rebirths of various kinds.
- The False Promise of Rebirth. Christians offer a lot of false promises. Rebirth represents one of the biggest of these.
- You Must Be Born Again (And Again, And Again). Boy, Christians sure get re-baptized a lot. Here’s why. (My count: 3.)
- Leopards Don’t Change Their Stripes. Neither do Christians!
- Leopards Don’t Change Their Spots: Kim Davis Edition. And now, a potent illustration of that truth.
I reckon I still have a bit of a soft spot for paganism as a culture.
- Just Another Brick in the Wall (Falls Out). Teen Pentecostal Cassidy learns about ancient non-Christian religions bearing a startling similarity to her own.
- Wherein Yr. Loyal Correspondent Attends a Pagan Orgy. What it says on the tin. My young-adult years could be charitably described as “often accidentally exciting.”
- We All Crazy, and We Do What We Do. A Christian briefly converts to paganism, makes a big honkin’ deal out of it, then reconverts back to Christianity when paganism didn’t do something it never promised anybody it could do (but something which Christians promise endlessly–and falsely–that their religion can do). Dizzy yet? Come meet Teo Bishop.
- The Day I Met a Pagan Fundie. They exist. And they’re just as tiresome as Christian fundies are. That day, I learned both facts almost simultaneously.
Have a wonderful weekend, however you’re spending it! See you again on Half Price Chocolate Bunny Day!
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