Are Thoughts and Prayers Helping?

God is in control. I bet you have heard that one a lot lately. Hurricane Irma has inspired many reassuring memes about how we only need to put our trust in God. But what will God do for you if you suddenly find yourself in the path of a hurricane? Most Christians do understand that…

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Weekly Bible Studies in the White House

Should we be concerned about weekly bible studies in the White House? Capitol Ministries has been delivering the gospel to public servants since 1996. This is nothing new. They believe they have been commanded by God to spread the good news to political leaders as part of fulfilling The Great Commission. If you are interested…

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Belief In God Can Be Beneficial

I was a passionate believer in Christianity, and I unwillingly dismantled that belief a thousand times before giving in. When it comes to the Christian faith, I have no doubt. I can never believe again. But could there be some other definition of God? Can’t I, too, look around and imagine that all of this…

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Is a Praying Coach Congress? Matt Walsh Is Still Clueless.

Alright, America. I think it’s clear we need to prepare ourselves for a new round of “Let’s Bring God Back Into the Classroom,” brought to us by Christians who don’t know how to stop while they’re ahead. If you regularly follow news stories challenging the separation of church and state, you know the law is…

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Losing Faith in God Was the Easy Part

When you believe in God with all your heart and mind, you cannot doubt him. When you first question the actions and words coming from your own flock; or even the words of the Bible—still, the question of God’s existence is never on the table. Even during those fleeting moments when you catch a glimpse…

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Good and Worldly

The Christian faith teaches that we are sinful by nature and only God is good. If he didn’t work through us to reveal his goodness, where would that leave us? On our own we are only capable of evil. Humility and self-loathing would be too great if it were not balanced by the belief that God is working through us…

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I Love You In Spite of Your Atheism

“I love you in spite of your atheism.” It’s a joke between me and my husband. But for a couple like us, who once gave god authority over our relationship, there is a whole lot of serious meaning in those words. We are not entirely in the same boat. Maybe we never have been. But,…

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A Level Playing Field

You may have noticed there is a rebellion brewing among those Christians in America who believe their faith is under attack. Every day there’s another story in the news about someone standing up for their Christian right to discriminate biblically or pray openly. Government and school officials across the country are taking a stand for…

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The Things We Must Tolerate

Today’s post was inspired by Ufuomaee, a Christian blogger I have had many online conversations with. I found one of her recent posts to be difficult to swallow, and since I felt too overwhelmed by mental arguments to respond, I simply let it go. But today I thought maybe I would write a post clarifying…

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Is God Stalking You?

Christians criticize atheists for talking about religion so much, but it affects all of us. And for those of us who devoted years of our lives to god before losing him? Well, we have more to say than most. We share our stories not only to reach out to others, but to keep explaining all…

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

2015 was a good year for our family. We had some ups and downs, but overall we are ending the year feeling pretty wonderful. I started writing this blog at the end of May and it turned out to mean much more than I could have ever imagined. Lost faith is not a brand new…

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Regretting an Abstinence Education

Someday you’ll regret it. If there is one message that rang through loud and clear during my teenage years it was that sex was something to regret. Virginity was sacred. You can’t get it back. Wait until you are ready and give that gift to the right one, otherwise when the right one comes along…

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Worthwhile Interactions (Or….Burden of Proof Part III)

We have all been there. We’re reading a blog, watching TV, scanning social media, or maybe just having a conversation. And we are thinking to ourselves, “This person is a complete idiot.” Maybe they are and maybe they aren’t. But our reaction to that alleged stupidity speaks volumes about us. What is the relationship between…

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Meaning and Fairytales

What is going on lately? It seems like everywhere I look there is another Christian going on about how meaningless the atheist’s view of life is. That’s not a good belief! There’s no greater force out there controlling things? If this is it and then we die….what’s the point? I’ll admit, in the wide sea…

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Coming Out

I don’t believe in god. If you are wondering what’s the big deal?  I couldn’t agree more. I love religious conversation, but the mere fact that one might not believe in god seems incredibly uninteresting on its own. Unfortunately not everyone shares our idea that we are all free to believe whatever we want to believe….

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Satisfying An Atheist Curiosity

One question I get asked frequently is, “How can you be satisfied with not knowing?”  That’s a funny question, isn’t it? I’m not satisfied. But it’s more complicated than that. I have a curious mind and I want to absorb as much truth as I can in the small time I’m given. I would be…

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Fine. Let’s Talk About Burden of Proof.

Is there intelligent life out there? I think life existing somewhere in the vast universe is more than probable, but I also think we haven’t found it yet. I don’t know anything about those beings outside of my hunch that they exist. How much accurate conversation can we have about it? We could make up theories…

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A War on Christians?

Is there a war on Christians in America? More and more Christians seem to think so, and even political leaders are arming themselves against the atheist plot to overthrow our Christian theocracy and claim the death of god. Think that’s funny? Not everyone is laughing. If the memes in my social media news feeds are…

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