I Am Not God’s Favored Gender

The only times I have ever wondered if I might be worth less than a man has been while reading the bible. That isn’t what my church taught, of course. My church told me that women were equal to men. They also told me that the husband was the head of the household and that wives should…

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The Devil in Detroit

In case you missed it, The Satanic Temple has unveiled their statue of Baphomet in Detroit. Christian protesters are, of course, losing their minds with weeping and prayers in the streets. I never thought I would like Satanists so much. For those of us who are able to proceed past the word “Satan” without crippling…

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Existing Closer to God

Over and over again atheists receive the message from Christians that we simply do not exist. It seems like a poor starting point for constructive dialog, but the bible is always getting in the way of that. For some reason Christians find it easy to have unshakable faith in the bible’s ability to speak for…

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Guest Post: An Agnostic Rant

The following is a guest post written by Jeff Hyde: “I’m a teacher and a thinker, the latter often to my detriment. Trying hard to be less worried in a very worrysome world.”   First of all, I don’t expect to change anyone’s mind about ANYTHING they believe. I teach high school and this qualifies…

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Working with Jesus

It was a Saturday morning like any other. I had come into work early for the monthly store meeting. I was sitting at a table with four other girls dressed in long khaki skirts and blue button down shirts. The others shuffled in, nodding politely in our direction. Among this crowd we were the black…

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Childhood Fears

I recently posted an interview with my husband about faith. He is forty years old and still carries a fear of hell and satanic forces from his childhood. He knows it isn’t rational, but he cannot completely let it go. He, like so many others, were raised in a household where everything was sent through…

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Eternal Life on Heaven or Earth?

We’ve come a long way in understanding how the human body works, but someday they will look at us and laugh. This is only the beginning of modern medicine. Just wait. We can now imagine a future where almost any body part might be recreated. But the brain….that’s the puzzle that keeps us all mortal….

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Has the North Finally Embraced the Stars and Bars?

I don’t know about you, but I have noticed the Confederate flag popping up in places I’ve never seen it before. I live in the northern Midwest, and do you know how many friends I have who own a Confederate flag? Zero. And yet, suddenly some of these same friends are including the Confederate flag…

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Of Faith and Relevance

It’s funny how religion can mean everything or nothing. I grew up in a household that seldom talked about god. A friend of my older sister invited her to vacation bible school one summer and I tagged along. When it was over, an older couple offered to pick us up and take us to regular…

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Losing the Unsaved

Losing god was a relief. Not at first- but when I was confident about where my mind and heart were on the matter, the heaviest weight was lifted. Sometimes we lose religion and sum it all up with god, but god comes with a lot of baggage. Losing god means losing a safety net. A…

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Movie Time!

Thanks to my Amazon Prime membership, I did finally get around to seeing “God’s Not Dead” this weekend. It was free, so I figured I would see what it’s all about. It is, of course, Christian propaganda at its finest. I expected that. What I didn’t expect is how much I was rooting for it…

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Can I Find Morality?

Yesterday someone shared an article about morality. It compared Christian ethics against secular ethics. It claimed that Christians should be willing to die for others as Christ died for them. And they know that life does not end in death. Their moral decisions are based on god’s law and Christ’s example, so there are never…

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How Should Christians Talk to Atheists?

My husband’s parents buy all of their children an annual subscription to the Answers In Genesis magazine. I am quite familiar with Ken Ham and the Creation Museum. It’s kind of a joke in our house that we look forward to finding this magazine in our mailbox, but I do secretly enjoy seeing what Ken…

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