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Telling Words from the Archbishop-Designate

I recently wrote a post for Friendly Atheist about the new Archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich (say it like SOO-pitch). I wrote about how he mimics Pope Francis in the way he talks about the Church’s teachings, providing pithy sound bites that sound liberal and progressive without actually committing to change, and while in fact reinforcing the toxic beliefs about marriage, women, and human sexuality that leave so many people at odds with the Church. 1,307 more words

Fighting With Fundamentalism

An Atheist answers "20 Short Arguments Against God's Existence"

This single-panel comic strip succinctly and adequately describes the bulk of my interaction with the other citizens of the Internet over the last couple of decades. 1,902 more words

Philosophy

Tilting at windmills: "Outrage culture" and manufacturing enemies

Three days ago, Hemant Mehta of the Friendly Atheist decided to create a book, called “God is an Abusive Boyfriend (and you should break up).” This was, all things considered, a pretty bad idea, and was criticized in many places. 656 more words

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