Tags » Religious Criticism

The "Minimal Facts" approach is certainly named correctly, at least...

A couple of months ago, a Catholic apologist visited an atheist forum that I frequent- Atheist Forums– and quickly caused quite a stir with a number of threads arguing for the historicity of Jesus Christ and his resurrection. 1,844 more words


"Don't judge, we all have our sins,"... except if you're gay.

Earlier this year, Josh Duggar was embroiled in a scandal involving his past molestation of several underage girls, including some of his sisters. A procession of conservative christians came out of the woodwork to defend the man, including presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, with the main theme of their wheedling predophilia-apologia being that everybody sins, that Jesus forgives all sins, and so therefore nobody is in any position to judge Duggar period, so shut up. 1,654 more words


... Do Kim Davis advocates actually understand what's happening?

So Kim Davis has been released from prison, and boy howdy do the hooting bigots seem to think this is some kind of step forward for their cause. 1,640 more words


Further thoughts on a Kim Davis

So, maybe this is a controversial statement, but don’t you think that if you’re going to take a stand on an issue of religious belief that maybe, you know, the belief itself should be a part of your religion? 2,102 more words


Examining the chief argument of #freekimdavis

The arguments surrounding the Kim Davis issue have already been done to death, written about so exhaustively that, for the longest time, I could produce no new take on the issue that would be sufficiently interesting to justify my writing about it. 1,500 more words


Prosperity Gospel

I was cooking dinner just now, and it dawned on me that one of the predominant features of the Ovinite cult described in my novel is that it should subscribe to a “prosperity gospel”-inspired theology, of the type espoused by the likes of Creflo Dollar and Joel Osteen and other crooks of that ilk. 358 more words

When religion fails you

So young and naive was I when mother would drag my little body to the house of God, sometimes I would cry till my nose ran through endless catarrh. 400 more words