Category Archives: Musings & Rants: Christianity

After Noah: Five Potential Blockbusters from the Book of Genesis

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Hollywood’s quest for sex, violence and disaster (or, better yet, the intersection of all three) is as voracious as British Petroleum’s quest for oil.  Now, with the dollars rolling in from the latest biblical blockbuster, Noah,— $160M globally and counting—the … Continue reading

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Controversial Mega-Minister Faces Mega-Mutiny

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Calvinist super-star Mark Driscoll is the iconic figure at the heart of a church empire that spans five states and fifteen locations. Founder of the Mars Hill franchise, Driscoll boasts a flock of 14,000 members plus hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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20 Atheist Quotes About Joy and Meaning Counter ‘Angry, Empty’ Stereotype

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Recently a pamphlet for Christian children made its way around Facebook. It warned God’s little lambs to avoid grumpy sad people called “atheists.” The pamphlet, as it turns out, was satire, but it poked fun at some real stereotypes about … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Freethinkers Can Look Forward to a Bright 2014

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Days may be dark right now—after all, as the memes proclaim, axial tilt is the reason for the season. But things are looking bright for those who would like to see humanity more grounded in science and reason. If you … Continue reading

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Mormon Church: Dark Skin a Sign of God’s Curse No Longer

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As of Friday, December 6, the Mormon Church has officially renounced the doctrine that brown skin is a punishment from God. In the Book of Mormon, (not the musical but the actual sacred text) dark skin is a sign of … Continue reading

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