A Look Back At My 2016 Article, “Republicans Can’t Be Christians — Sorry!”

President Donald Trump with one of his most ardent evangelical supporters, the sellout Franklin Graham [I published this earlier today on Medium. It's literally the same thing, but better proofed and edited, so it's perhaps 1% better if grammatical mistakes just kill you like they do some. If that's the case, you may wish to …

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Book Review: Bart Ehrman’s Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth

Well, unfortunately I'm rather livid at the moment because even though I had written I do not have the time or energy for a proper review due to severely bad health and a late time of night, I had just spent 1.5 hours working on the BEGINNING of a review, presumably saving as I went …

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Some More Book Reviews

Being There by Jerzy Kosiński My rating: 5 of 5 stars Postmodern brilliance. Stunning in what is says in what it doesn't say. I actually prefer Kosinki's The Painted Bird, which is a little more brutal, but I honestly think Being There is the author's best truly "postmodern" work, translated well to the screen, and …

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Book Review: The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest

The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America's Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest by Walter A. McDougall My rating: 2 of 5 stars I didn't like this book. And my criticisms are probably unfair, because the author most likely accomplished what he set out to do. I think I merely misinterpreted or misunderstand the …

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A Review of Deconversion: a Journey from Religion to Reason

Deconverted: a Journey from Religion to Reason by Seth Andrews My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fantastic book! Seth Andrews lived my own exact life growing up, and we were both traumatized by the same types of things (the movie, "Thief In The Night!"), and we were both fundies/evangelicals for much of our younger lives …

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Republicans Can’t Be Christians — Sorry!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-like-jesus-disciples_us_583e48d7e4b04fcaa4d5bd72?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-like-jesus-disciples_us_583e48d7e4b04fcaa4d5bd72?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063   Oh, holy shit! If this doesn't discredit ALL CHRISTIANS in everyone's eyes, than what will? Trump a disciple of Jesus? Trump EVERY disciple of Jesus rolled into one? Are the Christians going totally insane now? At this point, with 81% of all white evangelicals having voted for Trump, it's obvious to me that …

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A Review of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time

Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith by Marcus J. Borg My rating: 1 of 5 stars For a long time now, I’ve heard that Marcus Borg is THE intellectual theologian of liberal Christians and as a result, I’ve been wanting to read some of his …

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