This Morning’s Sermon Feb. 2022

Holy crap, are all priests certifiably insane? I swear, I could come home from church every Sunday and blog about whatever idiotic/inane/whiny/manipulative crap got spewed from the pulpit that morning. I would never run out of material. Wow. As I have said multiple times, I try not to pay much attention, but I do spendContinue reading “This Morning’s Sermon Feb. 2022”

Horus Gilgamesh!!! I’m a huge fan.

I wish I had discovered this author years ago. I’m definitely buying anything he writes. His “Awkward Moments (not found in your average) Children’s Bible” series is stunning. Go buy them. Now. I’ll wait. https://www.amazon.com/Horus-Gilgamesh/e/B00FY9ZEHQ?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1630948447&sr=8-1 These books say “Children’s Bible”, and they LOOK like they could be children’s books, thanks to the brilliant illustrations byContinue reading “Horus Gilgamesh!!! I’m a huge fan.”

Chick Tracts

In the 1970’s, Protestant churches began to be flooded with little comic book tracts. They were written by a Fundamentalist named Jack Chick. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Chick He has absolutely devoted followers even in 2021. Many folks claim Jack Chick was the greatest evangelist of the 20th century. My Mother adored these things. You can still find themContinue reading “Chick Tracts”

Women Can Be Saved – Through Childbearing

Women weren’t considered human in the Old Testament. When, in the Old Testament, they count the size of a group, they are only counting males. The Covenant with G*d was through circumcision. In the New Testament, though, they changed things up! Some women may be saved conditionally: 1 Timothy 2:11-14 11 A woman should learnContinue reading “Women Can Be Saved – Through Childbearing”

A Bastard Cannot Enter (funny spoof)

Libby Lawrence 2017 So, after kicking the bucket on a Roman cross, Yeshua storms up to the pearly gates in a not-very-holy fury. “Father! My Father!” He skids to a stop at the sight of YHWH seated in a cloudy recliner, flicking little lightning bolts at unsuspecting humans. “Father! You were supposed to save me!Continue reading “A Bastard Cannot Enter (funny spoof)”

The Immorality of Salvation By J. M. Green

J. M. Green 10/27/2013 https://www.debunking-christianity.com/2013/10/the-immorality-of-salvation.html?m=1 im•mor•al adjective 1. Violating moral principles; not conforming to the patterns of conduct usually accepted or established as consistent with principles of personal and social ethics Dictionary.com Before I tell you why, let’s set the scene. Christianity teaches humanity is doomed to go to Hell where the god Yahweh willContinue reading “The Immorality of Salvation By J. M. Green”

The Exodus Never Happened And Jericho’s Walls Never Fell

Huxley/Laura Miller 2001/Finkelstein/Silberman/Other Sources https://www.nairaland.com/146659/exodus-never-happened-walls-jericho Libby’s Note: I do not have any information on “Huxley”. He seems to be quoting from many sources without attributing them. ☹️ Some parts of this – are plagiarized – from Laura Miller’s excellent piece “King David was a nebbish”. Published in Salon Feb. 8, 2001. https://www.salon.com/2001/02/07/solomon/#:~:text=Marcus%20says%20that%20Finkelstein%20is,of%20his%20credentials%20and%20background.&text=%22They’re%20not%20as%20wedded,toeing%20to%20the%20traditional%20narratives. Other bits areContinue reading “The Exodus Never Happened And Jericho’s Walls Never Fell”

Interpretation

Libby Lawrence  11/16/2020 Here is the question that I have been wanting to ask some of my Christian friends.  You know who you are:  You’re Catholic, you’re educated, open-minded, and you tell me with absolute certainty that “MEN wrote the Bible”.  You’re Protestant, but you tell me that Hell isn’t real, that you know EvolutionContinue reading “Interpretation”

The Good Samaritan – Luke 10:25-37

I would bet my house that most xtians love this tale. “Oh, I love that parable! One of Jesus’ best! The good Samaritan was so awesome in that story and the religious leaders were so mean!” For the rare person who doesn’t know the story, an expert in the law was questioning Jesus. “Teacher,” heContinue reading “The Good Samaritan – Luke 10:25-37”

Christian Clichés Compiled by Psycho Dave

http://www.weirdcrap.com/recreational/cliche.html Many atheists, myself included, have argued with Christians and Creationists so long, that we’ve noticed many of them seem to repeat the exact same statements over and over again, particularly with respect to their dismissals of what we have to say. By “dismissals”, I mean that they usually end their thread of the conversationContinue reading “Christian Clichés Compiled by Psycho Dave”

Christian Hate 1 – The Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Libby Lawrence, 11/16/2020 Nearly everyone has encountered Christians who smugly proclaim that “God is Love”, and that their beliefs are accepting, loving, and peaceful. But at the tiniest bit of pushback, say, a question of their beliefs or activities, they react with absolute fury. Their religion, their pastors, their leaders are the ultimate authority, completelyContinue reading “Christian Hate 1 – The Military Religious Freedom Foundation”

Christian Hate 2 – It’s Baked Into the Belief System

By Libby Lawrence Nov. 17, 2020 As I have mentioned in another blog, I grew up Pentecostal.  My Mother had the Christian radio station playing all day, every day.  Billy Graham of course, J. Vernon McGee, Jack Van Impe, Jim and Tammy Bakker, Charles Halff, Lester Roloff, John Hagee, Billy James Hargis, Jerry Falwell, JimmyContinue reading “Christian Hate 2 – It’s Baked Into the Belief System”

Amy Coney Barrett – I know WHAT she is. And it scares me.

Libby Lawrence Nov. 17, 2020 Yeah, before you say “Libby, relax, she’s Catholic” – no she’s not.  Not any variety my Catholic friends would recognize, anyway.  She’s a Charismatic.  And no, I haven’t joined QAnon.  I know because I was raised Pentecostal. As a child, I attended the Church of God Holiness School. The campusContinue reading “Amy Coney Barrett – I know WHAT she is. And it scares me.”

Why Do You Go to Church?

I’m serious. I wonder this every year, in the days before Easter.The Catholic slog through Easter week is (in normal years) INTENSE for a church musician.Penance service, planning meeting, choir practice, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the 3-hour-long Easter Vigil ordeal, and 3 or 4 services on Easter Sunday. I used to call it Oh HolyContinue reading “Why Do You Go to Church?”

Why People Are Leaving The Church

In a recent blog, I asked why people were attending church. (I honestly don’t get it. I yearn for a job that makes enough money so I would never, ever, have to set foot in one of those insane asylums ever, ever again.) So here is the companion blog. If you’re interested in reading aContinue reading “Why People Are Leaving The Church”

God is “Outside Time”??

A Catholic friend of mine and I were having a short (just a simple question, testing the waters, nothing heavy) discussion about God. I don’t even remember the question I asked. (It’s been a few years.) But I remember her response: “It’s because God exists outside of time!” I also remember the anger that accompaniedContinue reading “God is “Outside Time”??”

The King of the Hill Male Fantasy (This is not about the animated show.)

In 1999, a show debuted on HBO that would become one of the best TV Dramas ever written.  The Sopranos.  Tony Soprano was a New Jersey Mafia boss – and he was in therapy for anxiety attacks.  His character was compelling (as were the other characters in the series – the writing was superb), becauseContinue reading “The King of the Hill Male Fantasy (This is not about the animated show.)”

White Nationalism, QAnon, Proud Boys, Oh My!

I was fortunate enough to work in a high school for about six years, and met many wonderful kids there.  Most of them just knew that men and women should be equal, gays should have equal rights, human beings of all colors were human beings, etc., etc.  Now, years later, some of them are FacebookContinue reading “White Nationalism, QAnon, Proud Boys, Oh My!”