The Anti-Pumpkin Spice Super Special! (#13)

The Anti-Pumpkin Spice Super Special! (#13) October 24, 2019

Hello and welcome to a Roll to Disbelieve Super Special! Goodness, we’re already smack dab in the middle of autumn. I can tell, because every danged foodstuff on the planet has suddenly appeared in Pumpkin Spice flavor. Just looking at it all makes me pumpkin-spiced-out. In honor of the season, I present a small collection of past posts for your enjoyment as you either pumpkin-spice yourself silly or flee in horror from it all! Happy October, everyone!

lots of pumpkins
(Jason Leung.)

(Non-)Miracles.

Recently, we discussed That One Weird Thing That Happened Once. Miracles often function as the Weird Thing for Christians–and from there become PROOF YES PROOF of their claims. Here’s more about it, in case you’re curious!

  • Cat Edition. A whole serious of bizarre coincidences leads Bumble exactly where he needs to be.
  • Miracle Maxin’. One of my first posts! Here, we tackle some of my issues with the concept of miracles.
  • The Ongoing Problem With Miracles. Why Christians like miracles, why they’re so easy to fake, and why they don’t sell the religion like evangelism-minded Christians think they do.
  • The Immorality of Miracles. Miracles actually make Christians’ god look worse, not better.
  • Big Christian Miracles, Explained. Resurrections, magical healing, leg lengthening, the works: they all have explanations.
  • Common Christian Miracles, Explained. But most miracles Christians claim fall into a far more mundane category.
  • The Argument from Miracles. Apologetics in the wild. Why miracle claims do not in any way PROVE YES PROVE that the Christian god is real. The comments heated up bigtime on this one when the apologist’s fans found out we weren’t thrilled with her work.
  • Miracles for Sale. Women aching for motherhood prove an easy mark for con artists selling miracles.
  • A Christmas Miracle. At a Christmas company party, I learn that speaking in tongues is anything but supernatural.
  • Testing a Supposed Miracle. I didn’t understand at all. If speaking in tongues was real, then why did my then-pastor not want to test the holy shlamoley out of it?

Amazing Pulpit Stories, Starring Apostate-Girl!

Sometimes, looking back, it feels like some of my religious exploits came straight out of comic books.

Spooooooooooky Stuff!

BooooOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo!

Thanks again for joining me on this wild ride. We’ll be doing a few more Halloween-themed post this week, but I wanted to give everyone some reading material for the weekend!

UP NEXT: Oh my, things are heating up in Catholic-land. We’ll take a look at the situation–next time. See you soon!


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This post is an Off-Topic Wonderland! 🙂 Dressing up this year? Favorite Halloween memory?

 

About Captain Cassidy
Captain Cassidy grew up fervently Catholic, converted to the SBC in her teens, and became a Pentecostal shortly afterward. She even volunteered in church (choir, Sunday School) and married an aspiring preacher! But then--record scratch!--she brought everything to a screeching halt when she deconverted in her mid-20s. That was 25 years ago. Now a comfortable None, she blogs on Roll to Disbelieve about psychology, pop culture, politics, relationships, cats, gaming, and more--and where they all intersect with religion. And she still can't carry a note in a bucket. You can read more about the author here.
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