Christian Crock of the Week

Christian Crock of the Week: How To Be Sneaky Racist for Fun and Profit…


From Stuff Fundies Like

Way back in the day, Bob Jones University lost its tax-exempt status because it refused to change its policy on interracial (whatever that means) dating. A lot of other fundamentalist institutions beheld this debacle from afar off and were severely torn between the love of two different kinds of money: 1) money in tax savings and 2) money from the racist parents of students at their schools who didn’t want their little girl dating one of “those people.”

So somebody came up with a VERY CLEVER compromise called the “parental consent” rule which said that any dating relationship on campus has to have parental permission. This kicked responsibility up the road a bit so that the administration could claim “We’re not racists — we just follow the wishes of racists parents who pay us money!”

Christian Crock of the Week: Childhood Indoctrination is Serious Brainwashing…

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From Marlene Winell, Ph.D.

From this graphic, it should be clear that a child in a fundamentalist Christian environment faces a powerful array of factors influencing indoctrination. Many of these techniques are quite deliberate, such as keeping children at home for their schooling to control what they learn and don’t learn.  The primary goal of sincere Christian parents is to pass on their faith, not help their child develop critical thinking to make a fully informed decision about religion.  Christians do not present their offspring with literature on all the religions of the world and make field trips to temples, churches and mosques to help them decide.  Yet in their theology they claim that “accepting Jesus” is a personal choice of free will and only those who reject God’s free gift of salvation will go to hell.

Christian Crock of the Week: ‘Our Only Hope For America’…

Fundamentalist Evangelists And Anti-Gay Activists ‘To Take America Back From Satan’

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Christian Crock of the Week: Cure for Cancer Found! (Spoiler Alert: It’s Jesus)…

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From Friendly Atheist

Dr. Tom Renfro nearly died from cancer 17 years ago. He took drugs. He had chemotherapy. And then… his tumors were gone. Time to thank the doct–wait, what?

“I think it’s a gift of God. I think it’s a miracle that God did in my life. How else can you explain it?” asked Dr. Renfro.

Umm… Doctors? Drugs? Chemo? Something you haven’t figured out yet? In any case, God doesn’t poof away anyone’s tumors.

Christian Crock of the Week: Dumb, Dumb… South Park Tells About the Foundation of Mormonism…


South Park brilliantly tells the story of the foundation of Mormonism by Joseph Smith in upstate New York. What South Park didn’t say is why Smith created this religion. He did so to justify having multiple (40+) underage wives, which didn’t sit too well with the Quakers in upstate New York. The funniest part of this video is that it’s all true! And humans came from another planet, and if you were neutral in Elohim’s battle with Lucifer, your skin was tainted black.
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Christian Crock of the Week: Why Praising God in the Storm Should Make Your Stomach Turn…


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From Godless in Dixie

Nothing puts the cognitive dissonance of faith on display like a destructive storm system ripping through a religious community.  And that happens quite a lot in this country, in case you weren’t aware.

Once again this week a violent storm system cut a destructive path through towns across the Deep South, killing more than a dozen people and destroying churches, homes, and offices in multiple communities. Some of the most devout people you’ll ever meet either lost homes or had significant property damage in the wake of the storm. Most of them prayed for protection as the storm bore down on their communities.  Many of those who prayed lost their homes. Some lost their lives. Some only lost their deductibles.  Those who survived will testify that they prayed and that God spared them. The death of their next door neighbor will sadden them

Christian Crock of the Week: The Crazy Lies about Slavery that Christian Conservatives Are Spreading…


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From AlterNet

The religious right’s anti-government zeal has led it to assert some glaringly inaccurate things about abolition

The fanatical right in the US has a problem on its hands and that problem is American history. History tells a tale that does not fit the narrative of the Tea Party and libertarian version of American’s founding and history.

That was evident this week, when former senator Jim DeMint, who is head of the Heritage Foundation, a libertarian think tank, made the claim that it was not the government that freed the slaves, but faith.

Talking to Jerry Newcombe on the radio show Vocal Point, DeMint said, “[Abolitionism] came from a growing movement among the people, particularly people of faith, that [slavery] was wrong.” DeMint goes out of his way to say big government had nothing to do with freeing the slaves; it was on the Constitution and Lincoln, because obviously neither of those is big government. DeMint goes on to say:

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