As Christians we always used to talk about unconditional love, divine love, so-called Agape love. God loved us SOoooo MUCH that he had himself incarnated and executed in a most ostentatious manner on our behalf so that he wouldn’t have to kill us, even while we were still his enemies.
I hate rejoicing in someone else’s demise, but in this case, I really don’t have much good to say about him. His career started in the Reagan era, I believe. I remember him from when Bill Clinton was in office, and he furthered what I now know to be conspiracy theories. (Vince Foster, anyone?) Through… Continue reading Remembering Rush Limbaugh
Evangelicals say things like this all the time about gay people. Threatening someone with eternal damnation is a mind-control tactic. And saying (or even just accepting) that someone is going to hell because (you think) you’re morally superior to them, that’s just cruel. This produces a huge amount of cognitive dissonance. And so to ease… Continue reading “I Love You, But You’re Going to Hell.”
About a month ago, I wrote about A Crisis of Healthy Skepticism. I pointed out that we can often verify or disconfirm information with a 15-second Google search. But when I was a Christian fundamentalist, we never took advantage of that 15 seconds if it could challenge our pre-existing beliefs because we so needed to… Continue reading Disconfirming the Second Coming
From Axios, on “The raging trust crisis and its consequences”: A majority of people around the world believe that journalists, government leaders and business leaders are all purposely trying to mislead people by spreading misinformation. Most people have terrible information hygiene, and admit that they don’t actively verify information, avoid echo chambers or share things… Continue reading A Crisis of Healthy Skepticism