The Thinking Atheist has a new series of videos up this week called “Understanding Christianese.” The videos look at the kind of language used by believers and parses through them. I thought I’d feature the videos here with some links to posts I’ve written that relate. Enjoy!
Lesson 1: “I’ll pray for you,” dinner blessings, “Lord… If it be Your will,” and “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
» I Don’t Want You To Pray For Me
» Society Is Better Off Without Religion: The Supporting Research
» The “Sinner” Meme in The Meme Collection
Lesson 2: “I only say this in love,” “Bless their heart,” “Godspeed,” “Lord, please guide the hands of the surgeons.”
Lesson 3: “We serve a big God,” “God has a perfect plan for your life,” “Thank you, Lord, for your grace and mercy,” “You just need to have faith.”
Lesson 4: “God helps those who help themselves,” “Everything happens for a reason,” “On Judgment Day, we’ll all have to stand and give account,” “Thank you, Lord, for such a beautiful day.”
» Why Higher Education Should NOT Promote “Spirituality” or “Spiritual Development”
» Why I Do Not Respect Beliefs
» Christian Universities Struggle With Teaching Legitimate Science
» We Have To Stop Letting God Be A Crutch For Hate
I welcome discussion on any of these videos and posts! And don’t forget to check out The Thinking Atheist’s other videos!