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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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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