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Atonement Theology

Is Theology of Atonement a Ponzi Scheme That Enslaves Us to God?

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.28.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

There were several reasons I parted ways with my early conservative evangelical roots (among them was that I was thrown out), and trying in vain to accept the idea that Jesus died for my sins was a big one.

The Ideological Roots Of Christian Terrorism

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

How is it that a religion that claims that followers should turn the other cheek and love their enemies can breed such hate and violence?

The Question of the Cross in "Good" Friday

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Atonement theology says, "Jesus died so we might live." It suggests that the torture and murder lamented this Friday is "good."

Church-Going and Torture Approval -- What's the Connection?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

In case you missed it, Pew released survey data showing that the more frequently someone went to church, the more likely they were to approve of torture.