The Hypocrisy Of Christian Fundamentalism

Do you know Pastor Steven Anderson? You might remember him from such epic YouTube videos as this one in which he screams and shouts about how men should "pisseth against the wall" or this one in which he screams and shouts about how "contemporary Christian music is queer & effeminate." Pastor Anderson is a proud independent, fundamentalist, Baptist preacher. Like most other fundamentalist preachers, Pastor Anderson believes that following the Bible is as simple...
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Virginia Church Worships In The Nude

I used to have the occasional nightmare about accidentally showing up to church in my underwear. Apparently, that is a dream come true for one church in Virginia. Well, minus the accident part. And the underwear. In fact, it's an every Sunday dream come true because they worship in the nude. Why do they go to church sans clothes, you ask? Because according to one church member, "People are more open as far as hearing the word of God, and...
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Awesome Jesus Stuff You Need To Own

My cousin stumbled across a couple of these things the other day and sent me pictures. Naturally, I immediately went in search of where I could buy them online. Well, that let to even more wonderful discoveries I felt compelled to share. So, in no particular order, here's some awesome (mostly) Jesus stuff you need to own. [You can click on any of the links below or images themselves to buy the awesomeness you see] First up, Jesus Band-Aids.

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Jesus Doesn’t Have Any Time For You

I guess it's true what they say. The devil is in the details. A Christian group put out the pamphlet below as part of a campaign to get people to make more time for Jesus. The problem, as someone on Redditt pointed out, is that whoever created the pamphlet got the texting backwards, making it look like Jesus was blowing off the person texting him. This is why we double check our work, kids. Read more

If You’re Defending Absolute Truth, You’re Defending The Wrong Thing

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In recent months, maybe years, I've noticed an upswell of blogs, blowhards, ministries, and demagogues dedicated to defending the faith, absolute truth, Christian values, even God. I've also noticed that the absolute truth being defended often looks conspicuously like a political party platform and the defended gospel, a lot like theological systems invented more than a millennium after Jesus walked...
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Bob Larson: The Skype Exorcist

Bob Larson is a snake oil salesman who's been peddling his "exorcisms" - for a price - for years. After scoring a reality show getting his daughters into the family business, Larson is boldly going where no fraudster exorcist has gone before. Skype. If you're feeling demon possessed, and honestly who doesn't, but you don't have the extra scratch to fly out to Arizona - or fly Bob out to see you - no worries....
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Everything Happens For A Reason?

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I’ve long been annoyed by the saying “everything happens for a reason.” For one, I find it to be rather sappy and, well, I’m not a particularly sappy person. More importantly, I’ve never thought the sentiment was true. Some things just happen. There’s no rhyme or reason to them. They just happen. But the more I think about it, the more I’ve come to realize that I was...
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Finding Hope And Peace Outside The Bible

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(H/T) I love the Bible. It challenges me and inspires me, convicts me and encourages me, grants me peace and offers me hope. Without it my life wouldn't be the same. But during a conversation with a friend the other day, I was forced to come face to face with the limitations of that great gift from God. We were talking about...
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