It was bound to happen

Just about every time I go out and talk, I invite people to come heckle. I’m mostly joking, but yesterday, someone took me up on it. Well, he didn’t precisely heckle. He waited until after I’d spoken, and then he called me jaded — three times — and said that he was a fundamentalist and his church […]

Let’s call Sweden. Or something.

I love the idea of a Swedish tourism agency creating a phone number where you can call a random Swede (who has volunteered to answer such calls) and chat and, well, anything. What if we set that up for fundamentalists, or other groups that are maybe misunderstood? Imagine how cool it would be to, say, […]

In last weeks’ reading of the Hebrew scriptures:

(As a reminder, I, the fundamentalist with Mad Bible Skills, have started re-reading the Bible, from Gen. 1, using a guide I loaded onto my phone. Obviously, people read the Bible and find different things. Here’s what I found last week:) I’m in the book of Exodus, where God has come down to tell Moses, Aaron and […]

Before we were fundamentalists

For a few years, before my mother divorced my father and married her second husband, we were garden-variety Christians who celebrated the birth of Jesus on Dec. 25, along with the rest of Christendom. I was too young to understand the particulars of our theology, but it seemed pleasant. Sunday school was awesome. We made church […]

I have an idea for Jeb’s “Christian Only Refugee Program”

Jeb! Bush! mentioned on CNN earlier this week that the U.S. should strictly focus its aid on refugees who are Christian. If Jeb! gets into office, I think he should give priority to Fundamentalist Christians, the One True Christians® We can have a Bible quiz and if the refugee gets less than 95 percent, that refugee must go to the rear of the line. I’m […]

Fear works

This Slate article says that conservative politicians play on fear, and historically, that’s a successful tactic. (I get that this article was in advance of Halloween, but even though my local CVS aisles have moved on to the next holiday, the topic bears a little exploration, I think.) Fear is a successful motivator in theology, as well. I […]

Yet another use for Nessie, the Loch Ness monster

The (I assume) mythical creature is being used in a textbook from Accelerated Christian Education to disprove evolution. From the book: Are dinosaurs alive today? Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence. Have you heard of the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ in Scotland? ‘Nessie’ for short has been recorded on sonar from a small submarine, […]