Tag Archives: evangelicalism

bonus post today!

As I was going through my archives looking for my response to the 2004 election, I came across this gem of a post where I responded to someone who said my blog worked as a “tool of Satan.” I pretty much love how I ended the post: So if you want to be critical of […]

It’s not easy being an apostate

Go. Go now. Go now and read ‘From Bible-Belt Pastor to Atheist Leader’ in this week’s NYTimes’ Magazine. The article is about Jerry DeWitt, a former minister who’s now working as the Executive Director of Recovering from Religion. (sidenote: hey look! Cafe Apostate is listed as one of the 3 groups in Canada!) I loved […]

grrrl meets UK Christian radio program programme

The interview is online now at the Unbelievable? website.  Here’s the program’s description: This week on Unbelievable : “Losing my religion – dialogue with an ex-Christian” Rebekah Bennetch lives in Saskatoon, Canada. She grew up in a Christian family. Her dad is a pastor, and other family members are involved in Christian ministries. She professed […]

Megachurch hits the big screen

Pierce Brosnan as a megalomanical megachurch pastor? Yes, please! Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor. Funny, I could have given Salvation Boulevard’s writer/director some pretty good material re: larger-than-life […]

grrrl meets apologist

me & William Lane Craig Earlier this week I attended a Campus Crusade for Christ sponsored debate, “Does God Exist?” — featuring rock-star apologist William Lane Craig and fellow Saskatoon atheist George Williamson.  It was a rematch of an earlier debate they did in 2007 (YouTube). In case you didn’t know this about me, I […]

Rationalizing Genocide

How did I spend my Sunday morning?  Writing out a long comment to a pastor who was attempting to defend the genocides of the Old Testament.  Here’s my response to his rationalizations: Thanks for the time you took in writing out this response.  I can tell you put a lot of time and energy into […]

What she said:

Certainty is a confession of ignorance about our ability to be passionately mistaken. Valerie Tarico from “Christian Belief through the Lens of Cognitive Science” in The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails online article here