What Would It Take?

A common theme for ex-Christians which I have addressed (and no doubt will continue to address) are the assumptions Christians make about our personal walk with god before abandoning him. They know we couldn’t possibly have ever understood god the way they understand him. They believe we are simply missing a piece of the puzzle that…

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Thoughts of a Villain

Right now I am sitting with the reality that I am losing people in my life over god. I am not the type of person who likes to go around offending people. I care what people think of me more than I care to admit. I knew when I started this blog that it was…

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Where Is God Leading Them?

So you have finally come to a place in your life where you are comfortable with the loss of god. You can admit his absence out loud without fear that you will be struck down; which was always weird anyway, since “struck down” individuals never did seem to have any relevance to faith. Maybe that…

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Satanic Panic!

If you were a child in the 1980s you may have a deeper appreciation for the occult than most. Sure every generation has its own stories; it appeals to our curious nature and desire to touch a piece of the unknown. But every now and then some kind of mass hysteria is born out of…

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A Secular Cultural Jihad in Mississippi?

Apparently there was quite a moment to behold at the Brandon High School football game Friday night. When the high school marching band was told they could not perform the hymn “How Great Thou Art” a lone voice from the crowd stepped in. Like something straight out of a movie, one by one others joined…

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Losing God in the Pages of The Bible

Many atheists claim that the number one reason they do not believe in god is because they have read the bible. In fairness, this only eliminates one particular god; but the overall conclusion one draws from mankind’s ability to create a god at this level must also affect one’s belief in all other gods. But why…

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Abandoning Christ in a Christ-Centered Marriage

If you had asked me on my wedding day, “What is the most important ingredient in a happy marriage?” I would not have hesitated. The answer would be god. At that time in my life I had no doubt that my marriage would last. Not because we were so in love, or because we were committed…

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When Christians Do Not Love the Sinner

Earlier today a relative of mine posted this story on Facebook about a Christian singer who came out of the closet last year. This relative has a good heart and her views represent the best Christianity has to offer. And the conversation that followed was as good as can be expected, really: Christians debating on…

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I Was a Purity Culture Failure

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver just made a great case against abstinence-only sexual education. If you haven’t seen it please go check it out. I wrote my own thoughts on the topic a while back in a post called Pure Sex Talk. I encourage you to read it, but there is so much more…

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I Think God Was Definitely Involved

This morning I offer you more embarrassing journal entries from my youth. To clarify, a “comeback” was the evening concert we invited kids to at the end of the school assembly. We promised an all-music concert, but what they didn’t know was that it would be Christian music. And lot’s of talk about God. If you want to…

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There Is No Burden of Proof

In the war between atheists and theists, I am not interested in “burden of proof” discussions. Most atheists do not claim to know for a fact that god doesn’t exist, but many of them do enjoy arguing it with absolute certainty. They present their case as if they are participating in an evidence-based debate that someone could actually win. And I’ll admit, this…

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Do You Believe in Miracles?

If I see a ghost, does that mean there is life after death? I can appreciate a good ghost hunt. A while back I wrote a related story about one of my more memorable ghost hunts on my autism parenting blog. I didn’t see a ghost myself, but I enjoyed getting in the way of…

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