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Insanity is our new normal: the rise of the Christian Taliban.

Scene from Hulu’s version of The Handmaid’s Tale   Something I’ve been saying a lot lately is that there is no such thing as a conspiracy theory anymore.   That’s because America has gone insane and all the crazy tin-foil … Continue reading

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My Fundamentalism of the 1960s Has Changed for the Worse—Considerably Worse

Originally posted on Jesus Without Baggage:
We became fundamentalists in 1958 when I was 7, and I ate it up! We joined a Freewill Baptist Church and I was with those churches until 1970. However, I did not absorb fundamentalism…

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My love affair with Scientology.

Credit: South Park: What Scientologists Believe – Business Insider In the late seventies, I flirted with $cientology (the $ sign isn’t accidental). This happened when I came across one of its books (one of the only ones not written by … Continue reading

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Do we give “the narcs” more power than they deserve?

In my last post, I ranted about a few bloggers that targeted me when I began to move on from my righteous anger at what my narcissistic parents and ex did to me.  About a year ago, I reached a … Continue reading

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“The Duggars: Abuse and Conservative Religion”

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar; Josh Duggar (inset) The article I’m going to post is about half a year old, and was written following the sexual abuse scandal involving Josh Duggar (the Duggar’s oldest son) of the reality show 19 … Continue reading

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Trolls and lack of motivation.

I thought I had my lack of motivation all figured out, and thought I’d conquered it, but obviously I haven’t, since I’ve been posting a lot less than I used to and it hasn’t gotten any better. I can’t figure … Continue reading

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“Soulmates in Hell: Religious Narcissists–Evil in Disguise. “

I stumbled on a new blog and just read this article. Every word the author says is true. I’ve known so many religious types who use religion as a tool to abuse. These are truly the wolves in sheep’s clothing. … Continue reading

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To My Non-Christian Friends: What You Should Know

Originally posted on All My Roads:
I am a Christian. As a Christian- particularly one of the Evangelical bent- mine is a tradition that has a reputation for abrasive condemnations of those who aren’t Christians: screaming brimstone and judgment from…

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Wolves in sheep’s clothing.

I wrote an article about this issue a while back, but I decided it was time to write about it again because I have seen this sort of thing happen so many times online, including within the ACON community. It’s … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to the Golden Rule?

I remember as a child, always hearing the Golden Rule–“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” It’s a staple of kindergarten life, and it’s a good lesson in how we should treat others. It teaches children … Continue reading

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