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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You of Little Faith, Why Are You So Afraid?

Do Christians really believe god is in control? I know from my own experience that faith should always be a work in progress, but god being in control is a pretty basic principle. Nothing happens without god’s approval. It’s all part of his plan. I know it’s been a while, but I still understand the rules. Where…

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Is Intelligent Design Obvious?

  How can we look at the world around us and say there is no god? I bet you’ve heard that more times than you can count. As a Christian this was never an argument I used. When other Christians would talk about the beauty of god’s perfect design I would nod in agreement, but…

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Christians Making Fools of Themselves

  I have a relative who is always sharing things from Allen West’s Facebook page. This mostly means I see a lot of articles from a website called Young Conservatives in my news feed, which is the worst of the worst. They are so absurd that I seldom click on these links, but the other day I…

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Possibly the Worst Argument Against Atheism

  I came across this article from The Catholic Register about Andy Bannister’s book The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist. Andy is promoting it as a humorous Christian apologetics book that he thinks atheists will enjoy reading, too. This article offers no clues to the validity of that thought. One thing that stuck out to me…

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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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Am I A Broken Record?

Christians sure do know a lot about god. I know what they see when they see me. They see a woman living under god. Denying him, sure; but they are unable to see me without him always being in the picture. And I say “him” because the only god they see is also a paternal…

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Jesus Is Not the Magic Word that Makes It Okay

  I imagine many of you have heard about Christopher Routson, the Ohio steel worker who was recently fired from his job for sharing his faith. If not, here is one version of events from his GoFundMe page:   Chris Routson was fired from his job as a steel worker in Middletown after sharing his faith….

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More Journaling for Jesus!

Today I offer you two more random journal entries from my tour to inject Jesus into a school near you…. and let’s all breathe a sigh of relief that blogging wasn’t a thing in 1995. Want more? You can find other entries here and here. And for the record, I think Suzanne is a wonderful person. I…

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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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Defining Paradise

What is paradise like? As a kid I made assumptions about paradise being a place of perfection that was beyond my comprehension. It was useless to think too hard about the logistics of it because paradise was designed by god, therefore making it completely reasonable that it must be everything it needs to be and…

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Is Creation Evangelism the Answer?

Someone recently shared an article with me about the importance of creation evangelism in the world today. Apparently creation apologetics is the only hope for the future of Christianity: because if you don’t believe in a literal Genesis, why should you believe in the story of Christ? Why, indeed. The article went on to say…

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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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Evil-Hearted Me

Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit…

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More Popular Than Jesus

Today I would like to revisit a story from America’s history of Christian persecution….in case the details should be lost to time. If I were to make a reference to The Beatles being more popular than Jesus, most of you would know what I was talking about. In 1966 Beatlemania took an ugly turn in…

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When the Parent/Child Relationship is God Conditional

I know many of you have lost friends and family along with your faith, but that part is something that is new to me. Having grown up with liberal parents and not currently having close friends who care about my atheism, my whole world hasn’t felt in danger because of my honesty about this. The people in my life…

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Holding On To Religion

I really haven’t talked that much about religion over the past decade. I haven’t written about it secretly, or even thought too hard on the subject. If you have been reading this blog you might find this a bit surprising. But I didn’t want the atheist label, and I didn’t see the point in disrupting…

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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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