Monthly Archives: September 2010

Evangelism Classes (or How to become an Asshole in One Easy Lesson)

We were taught to ask pointed questions, not listen to the answers, guide the discussion toward baptism, and push, push, push. Continue reading

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House of Cards

So many churches are built around listening to a judgemental preacher with low self-esteem preach every Sunday for 35 to 55 minutes (the longer the sermon, the lower the self-esteem). Continue reading

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The Frustration of Talking to Hardline Members

We have the truth, we will never be proved wrong; everyone else is ignorant; if they would only follow our clear logic they would see the truth; they must be dishonest if they cannot see the truth. Continue reading

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