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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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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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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Don’t Do Drugs, Join My Cult Instead!

One morning when I was in the seventh grade an unexpected assembly was announced. We were thrilled. We all filed into the gym where we found a large screen, stage lights, sound system, drums, and guitars. That was different. As the last group took their seats, the lights went down and we found ourselves in…

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