September 21, 2023

The Never-Ending Cycle of Abuse: The Magical Reappearance Trick Christianity has a knack for resurrecting careers that should be as dead as Lazarus pre-miracle. It’s like a magic trick, only the rabbit pulled out of the hat is an abusive pastor. The routine is old but somehow still gets applause: a scandal erupts, the leader puts on a public performance worthy of an Oscar—complete with insincere sobbing and rehearsed humility—and poof! After a “season of healing,” they’re back, front and... Read more

September 18, 2023

So, NASA dropped a report on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAPs), and the world went nuts. Finally, the eggheads are going to tell us if E.T. is phoning home, right? Wrong. Turns out, the report is a masterclass in how to say a lot while revealing very little—kind of like that pastor who can preach for an hour and still not get to the point. But hey, it’s NASA; they must know what they’re talking about, right? Well, let’s pump the... Read more

September 14, 2023

The Jimmy Fallon Paradox: A Public Persona vs. Private Reality We’ve all heard the recent buzz about Jimmy Fallon’s toxic workplace allegations. The guy who’s been making America laugh every night apparently isn’t as jovial behind the scenes. This got me thinking—doesn’t this sound eerily similar to the dynamics we often see in churches? Pastors who are charismatic in the pulpit but tyrants in the boardroom. It’s like they’re playing a role, and once the cameras are off, the mask... Read more

September 12, 2023

Ah, Sunday mornings. You could be in two places: a church with stained glass windows illuminating verses you’ve heard a hundred times or a bustling convention center where adults dress up like Marvel superheroes and no one’s judging—well unless your cosplay game is weak. Comic-Con and church, two institutions as different as the Pope and Deadpool, and yet, strangely similar. Both have devoted followings, iconic figures, and the strange ritual of dress-up. But before you say, “Hallelujah, they’re the same!”—hold... Read more

September 11, 2023

We’ve got a special treat for you today. We’re diving deep into the murky waters of faith, spirituality, and the church with none other than Nat Turney, the author of the provocative book “Seeds of De(con)struction.” Trust us, this is one episode you don’t want to miss. The Book That’s Shaking the Foundations “Seeds of De(con)struction” is not your typical faith book. It’s a raw, unfiltered look at the complexities of spirituality, the church, and the human experience. Nat Turney... Read more

September 10, 2023

9/11, the day that stopped the clock on American innocence and set us on a path of “righteous” retaliation. Sure, this Sunday, churches all over America will lower their flags, hum ‘God Bless America,’ and hold those signature moments of silence. It’s theatrical patriotism at its best, but let’s not kid ourselves—this isn’t a Christian reaction, this is a political one. Before we get lost in the ceremony, let’s remember that Christ was the guy who told us, “Put your... Read more

September 8, 2023

Hey, Snarky Faith fam! If you’re looking for a book that will shake up your spiritual world, look no further than Seeds of De(con)struction by Nat Turney. This isn’t just another faith book; it’s a spiritual manifesto that challenges, enlightens, and uplifts. Let’s dive in, shall we? The Drips of Wisdom One of the most captivating aspects of this book is the metaphor of “drips.” Turney brilliantly uses this to symbolize the gradual accumulation of wisdom and enlightenment. Forget the... Read more

September 8, 2023

The Bible as a Prop, Not a Sacred Text Ah, the evangelical art of Bible twisting—where Scripture is less a sacred text and more a prop for ideological theatrics. If you’ve ever wondered how politicians like Mike Pence manage to contort biblical verses to fit their agendas, you’re in for a treat. Inspired by a recent Salon article, let’s dissect this masterclass in bad exegesis, shall we? Stitching Together Verses Like a Frankenstein Monster Ah, Mike Pence, the man who... Read more

August 29, 2023

The Unholy Alliance: Faith and Firepower Yesterday marked the first day of school for Carrboro and Chapel Hill, towns that surround UNC. Kindergartners, on their first day, found themselves huddled in classrooms under lockdown, along with the rest of the school district. This wasn’t a drill; it was an actual emergency situation, triggered by a shooting on the UNC campus—just 4 miles from my house. A faculty member lost their life, and others were injured. All because of another school... Read more

August 29, 2023

In a world increasingly fractured by ideological divides and existential crises, the philosophies of Viktor Frankl and Dietrich Bonhoeffer offer a refreshing antidote. Frankl, a Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist, championed the search for individual meaning. Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor and anti-Nazi dissident, emphasized ethical living within a community. While they approached life’s questions from different angles, their ideas intersect in a way that provides a robust framework for living a meaningful life in a complex society. The Quest for Meaning... Read more

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