All Blog Posts Tagged 'evangelical' (10)

Have I Lost My Mind? I Like an Evangelical!

When I hear the word evangelical, the hairs on the back of neck start to rise, my blood pressure starts to rise and a sea of anger begins to boil in my throat. However, there is one Evangelical Christian that I like and even admire even though I think his religion daily tries to make progress a…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on November 9, 2013 at 6:30pm — 35 Comments

"The Great Evangelical Recession"

Yesterday evening, while waiting in the car for my stepdaughter as she did some shopping, I was listening to our local NPR station.  The show was: “Q, with Jian Ghomeshi,” and one of his guests was one John S. Dickerson, pastor of the Cornerstone Church in Tempe, AZ and author of the book, The Great Evangelical Recession.  It would appear as though some evangelicals have recognized that their numbers are dwindling and that their title “evangelical” has been besmirched by, among…

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Added by Loren Miller on May 29, 2013 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Introducing Myself

Hi Everbody,



I am a former fundamentalist evangelical protestant. I was used to carrying around quite a load of cognitive dissonance, being that I worked in a science field. I suspended my disbelief for about 15 years.



The events which finally made the difference was when cancer came to my family. My husband contracted brain and spinal cancer. Through the horrifying couple of years that ensued, I started to see through the assurances. I gradually started stripping away my… Continue

Added by Lana on September 13, 2011 at 6:00pm — 11 Comments

Wow, Mr. Land from SBC mentioned 'atheists' suing over prayer day in TX...

CSPAN today was so ironic; debating of Social Security bled into the conversation of 'roll of religion (none) in government'
Wow, what a scam x 1000000000000000.... I dig the rivals that called; and his homies that sounded so lame and played out on the phone calls...

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on July 18, 2011 at 10:49am — 1 Comment

Countdown to back peddling!

A friend of mine recently challenged me to find 10 positive things that religion has given the world. I struggled to find one. In fact, the only one I did think of at the time was, a fascinating literary work of fiction. However, I have thought of another; after reading an article about the apparent end of days that is promised to be coming to all us non-believers on the 21 May, (that's tomorrow from the time of me writing this, better start repenting). The…

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Added by Rational-Thinker on May 20, 2011 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

If the bible-beaters get letters in the newspapers we need to refute their statements

After reading a few letters in the Wisconsin State Journal and the Reedsburg (Wisconsin) Independent it occurred to me that anyone who reads the letters column in these publications would think that this is a christian-only part of the country. The first time I wrote an atheist-slanted letter suggesting that parents who are not religious themselves should take their kids out for a nice Spring nature walk instead of going church on Easter Sunday, the editor of the Independent called me to…

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Added by Arthur Naebig on July 11, 2010 at 5:54pm — No Comments

To Kill Christianity



Because of the recent spate of articles saying that Christianity is dying a reply was in the offing and these are my thoughts on the subject.

The much rumored death of Christianity at the hands of a secular society…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on May 15, 2010 at 8:57pm — 3 Comments

A little experiment

I just put up a video clip from my recent presentation at The University of Colorado. It outlines a little experiment you can do with your fundamentalist or evangelical friends. Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leBmSTet-NA

It is a great way to observe the effects of religious infection first hand.

Added by Darrel Ray on March 19, 2009 at 2:10pm — 2 Comments

My Hair Cut

A young woman cuts my hair and when I told her of my book last month, she got it and read it. I went for a haircut today and got an earful. She was raised in a fundamentalist/evangelical home, her parents were very strict. She has pretty much left religion, but still considers herself spiritual and a Christian. I asked her how she liked the book and she started on a non-stop monologue. She talked about the manipulation and hypnosis I discuss in the book and seemed to be in wonder that she… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on February 25, 2009 at 1:59pm — No Comments

New Calvinist and Universalist/Multicultural Evangelicals

There is an interesting article in the Star-Telegram today about the fragmentation of Evangelicals:Religion: American evangelicals are fragmenting:



Evangelicals need to do something fast. One response says the movement must tighten up. Evangelicals need to hew even more closely to the most conservative and literalist standards of the Bible. They need to stop making…
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Added by AtheistJoy on August 17, 2008 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

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