I Have Faith In My Certainty

So, a friend recently shared an older entry from Hemant Mehta’s “Friendly Atheist” blog about one of Kirk Cameron’s films. This one, “Unstoppable“, is Kirk’s attempt to explain why God allows evil to exist, i.e. theodicy. Of course, the film’s Facebook page didn’t put it that way, saying that, “Unstoppable creatively asks—and answers (italics mine)—the age-old question: Where […]

You’re Making Jesus Cry, Anne

Anne Graham Lotz recently wrote on her website that “Jesus is soon to return to take all of His followers to Heaven with Him in what is referred to as The Rapture.” She followed that gem up with this: “While this will be deliverance for His people, can you imagine the impact on our nation, let […]

I’m Dreaming Of A White(washed) Christmas?

Well, I did it, beloved. I made it all the way through Advent without talking about Christmas once (okay, so maybe I mentioned once or twice, But, still…). But, now that the Christmas season is here, I can yammer away as much as I want and not worry that some damn high-church liturgy freak will […]

An Open Letter To Those Who “Speak The Truth In Love”

I want to speak to my conservative brothers and sisters right now. You guys have been using the phrase in the title quite a bit these days and, while I know this expression sounds nice, the truth is it’s  a dog-whistle phrase. And, by that I mean “an innocuous statement which is designed to trigger previously indoctrinated bigotry & […]