October 13, 2018

WELL. The best-laid plans and all that! I found something to lead us up to J.D. Greear’s skidmark of a post from last week. Y’all need to see this first–if only to prepare yourselves. It seems that evangelical leaders have come up with yet another way to sabotage their young people. This time, they called the strategy “Dare 2 Share.” As we speak, they’re having a big ole indoctrination jamboree in about a hundred locations nationwide. Here’s what these opportunistic… Read more

October 11, 2018

Last week I mentioned offhandedly that Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) president J.D. Greear has a plan that he thinks will reverse the denomination’s decade-ish-long decline. Well, he had one anyway. Like a lot of other things Christians talk about, this plan is not what it seems.  Read more

October 9, 2018

Francis is not only not a revolutionary new kind of pope, but a retread of the worst-of-the-worst. And his announcement of partnership with his tribe’s notion of Satan proves that idea. Here’s why Francis loves Satan with all the fire of a thousand adolescent crushes–and why he needs Satan so much. Read more

October 8, 2018

It’s been a while since we had a proper FULL KITTEN UPDATE. So: Back by popular demand, please put your hands together for Bumble and Bother! Read more

October 6, 2018

This past week, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) apparently decided that enough time had elapsed between all their various scandals that they could re-open shop for business as usual. I want to show you how some of these disgraced leaders are trying their best to make a comeback–and why they will succeed, and then fail. Read more

October 4, 2018

I ran across a list that was downright hilarious. In it, a relic from decades ago, Hal Lindsey, offers a listicle of reasons for churches to “teach Bible prophecy.” It made for an interesting example of a few different ideas we’ve been exploring lately. Today, we’ll run through his list–and see what it shows us about Christianity. Read more

October 2, 2018

Harold Camping’s legacy has been obliterated. It might sound laughable–and it is, really, for a number of reasons we’ll dive into below. But it’s also a sign of the times. Rapture fantasies might just be going out of fashion, a little. Read more

October 1, 2018

Every time I think I’ve seen the lowest that opportunists can go, they reach a new nadir. It’s like they’re all in a competition or something. Today, Lord Snow Presides over the most distasteful grifting attempt I’ve seen lately: the selling of false miracles to desperate people trying to conceive. Read more

September 29, 2018

One mistake in thinking cost me many years. It followed me from Christianity and out of it and past it. Believing it led me into and out of any number of disastrous personal decisions. That mistake was my belief in the Just World. I’ll show you what it is, why it’s such a bugbear for so many people, and maybe a path away from it. Read more

September 27, 2018

Way back when, when Yr. Loyal&Etc. was just a wee teenybopper Christian lass, I believed heart and soul in a concept that even today ensorcels Christians. That concept is Original Christianity. Let me walk you through the idea today, and show you how it completely fails even a cursory examination. Read more

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