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I’d Rather Just Pick Up the Mustard Seed, Thanks

Seen at the Chestnut Street Baptist Church, with reference to Matthew 17:20…

I consider myself a doubter, and speaking for myself (unlike the preacher who put up that sign) I don’t actually think I need faith the size of a mountain to move a mustard seed. I don’t need any faith at all. All [...]

God’s Genocide: it’s not just an Old Testament thing

The Old Testament of the Bible is filled with instances in which the character of God directs his followers to commit genocide, ordering them to slaughter entire cities of men, women, children and babies for the offense of worshipping the wrong deity. Sometimes, especially if some people rub the wrong body parts, God takes care [...]

Interstate Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage: It’s Constitutional. It’s Biblical.

What’s your standard for enacting laws? Is it a legal standard, in which all laws must fit within the U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of the land? Is it a Christian theocratic standard, in which all laws must be compatible with the Christian Bible? Under either standard, the recognition of same-sex marriages across state lines [...]

Interstate Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage: It's Constitutional. It's Biblical.

What’s your standard for enacting laws? Is it a legal standard, in which all laws must fit within the U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of the land? Is it a Christian theocratic standard, in which all laws must be compatible with the Christian Bible? Under either standard, the recognition of same-sex marriages across state lines [...]

The Traditional Equation: Marriage = 1 Man + 1 Woman + 1 Woman

Stand for Marriage Maine is organizing an attempt to repeal Maine’s marriage equality law so that gay and lesbian couples will be forbidden from getting married. The organization calls explicitly for a return to “the traditional definition of marriage.” But what is the “traditional definition of marriage”? Let’s look to the organizations backing the repeal [...]

The Thirteenth Commandment: Shave The Head Of Your Sex Slave

There are many people in America today who consider the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God. There are moral consequences to this belief.

Those who believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God must attend when in Deuteronomy Chapter 8, Moses declares:

Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is [...]