why faith sometimes makes me a little queazy

For those of you out there who didn’t grow up in the evangelical culture, you may not be aware of this.   Did you know that there are many, many fundamentalist Christians who believe that God is basically pulling the wool over our eyes, planting phony evidence for carbon-dated fossils, geological formations, DNA-based evolutionary relationships,Continue reading “why faith sometimes makes me a little queazy”

the four things the religious right needs before they can take over America…

I don’t see how you can be President without a relationship with the Lord. -President George Bush, 2005 The second coming of Christ is everything that I’m living for. I hope the rapture comes tomorrow. -House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, 2007 America has no King but Jesus -Attorney General John Ashcroft, 2004 The Republican PartyContinue reading “the four things the religious right needs before they can take over America…”

what will happen when the Christian right takes over…

This is actually pretty scary…but stoppable.  But please don’t think it can’t happen in America.  It already is a work in progress, and it needs to be resisted. Have you heard of Dominionism?  Or Christian Nationalism?  This is the belief that Christians need to establish a Christian reign on earth before Jesus returns for theContinue reading “what will happen when the Christian right takes over…”

in which I lose another Christian friend

I think I might have lost an old friend this week. We’ve known each other for 25 years. This sucks. And it isn’t the first time this has happened to me in the past couple years. My buddy’s main complaint, boiled down…I’ve changed. And I have. He’s correct. The biggest change, of course, and theContinue reading “in which I lose another Christian friend”

Unholy Laws: Establishing Religion in N.C., Starving Children in Tennessee

I don’t know why all three of my posts today have been about god…maybe she’s trying to tell me something?   Article by David R. Hensen I was profoundly saddened to hear the state legislature of North Carolina won’t be considering a bill that would have allowed it to establish a state religion. Of allContinue reading “Unholy Laws: Establishing Religion in N.C., Starving Children in Tennessee”

evangelical political bullying: Jesus says stop it right now!

By Peter Enns A couple of weeks ago, noted evangelical Richard Cizik posted on “My Journey Toward the ‘New Evangelicalism.’”  Cizik was vice-president for governmental relations at the National Association of Evangelicals–and by “was” I mean ”is,” in the past tense, as in “no longer is.” In 2008, Cizik was interviewed on NPR’s “Fresh Air” and said some thingsContinue reading “evangelical political bullying: Jesus says stop it right now!”

an open letter to Christians from the younger generation

One of my favorite bloggers, Danika Nash (no relation!) wrote this.  I wish I had written it.  Please read this if you’re young.  Please read this if you’re older.  Please read this if you’re a church-goer.  Please read this if you’re not.   Church, I got to go to the Macklemore concert on Friday night. IfContinue reading “an open letter to Christians from the younger generation”

all about Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS)

By Valeria Terico At age sixteen I began what would be a four year struggle with bulimia.  When the symptoms started, I turned in desperation to adults who knew more than I did about how to stop shameful behavior—my Bible study leader and a visiting youth minister.  “If you ask anything in faith, believing,” theyContinue reading “all about Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS)”