Category Religion

Yet More Satanist Cringe

I seem to have offended an atheist for having unjustly conflated atheists and Satanists. The confusion is understandable, but the fact is that there are two kinds of Satanists, Satanist who are atheists and Satanists who are not. Of the two groups the former is actually the more popular. What exactly are Atheistic Satanists? At […]

More Satanist Cringe: Holiday edition

A Satanist shares how to cope with the Thanksgiving – Christmas season and the stresses of nosey family members, Trump-voting uncles, invitations to prayer and all that icky stuff. Here is the advice in abbreviated form: Know your own desires. If you don’t want to argue politics or go to church, don’t. Know how to […]

Snark and Rage

The Catholics and their fat mama Mary did not stop our Black Mass. The consecrated host was defiled, destroyed, and swept into the trash where it belongs. Thank you Brash brewing company for hosting this wonderful event! Public Unbaptism early 2020 y'all! #HAILSATAN — The Satanic Temple – Houston (@HoustonTST) November 24, 2019 I know […]

The Rise and Fall of New Atheism

Scott Alexander points out the sudden rise and fall of New Atheism, which in the mid 2000s transitioned from rational arguments about the non-existence of God to a sort of umbrella for Progressive activists. He argues that the reasons are ultimately political. President Bush was an Evangelical, so Progressives focused on atheism as a way […]

Three Kinds of Christians (repost)

This is a repost. The original was widely misunderstood; I of course don’t really think there are three and only three kinds of Christians. The point is that it is fairly easy to anticipate what the arguments and struggles in American churches are going to look like as they enter demographic collapse over the next […]

Please Respect The Beliefs of Indigenous Italians

The so-called Amazonian synod is an attempt at changing church doctrine to make the German Bishops happy, with the excuse that the changes would benefit people living in the Amazonian rain forest. Everyone knows it has nothing to do with opinions in the Amazon and everything to do with opinions on the Rhine. Catholic media […]

Does Conversion Make You Stupid?

Yet another Evangelical pseudo-celebrity publicly apostatized this week with this bit of deep thinking: How many preachers fall? Many. No one talks about it. How many miracles happen. Not many. No one talks about it. Why is the Bible full of contradictions? No one talks about it. How can God be love yet send four […]