How Well Do You Know the One True God?

I read a post today, responding to the accusation that atheists just happen to believe in one less god than Christians. I don’t really care about that argument, specifically. What difference does it make? It doesn’t get to the heart of the real difference between atheists and Christians, and it is only ever used to…

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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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Mothering Without Faith

I didn’t think I would be a mother. As a newlywed I did want children someday, but not any time soon. That was something for the future. And when you’re twenty, that future exists in a whole other lifetime. It’s funny, because I do feel as if I have lived many lifetimes since then. The longer you wait, the…

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We Will Always Be Okay

Having strong opinions on controversial topics can be hazardous to friendships, but in most cases we know exactly what to expect and who to expect it from. Religion is different. I recently became more open about my atheism on Facebook and it wasn’t at all what I expected. I wasn’t a jerk about it, so…

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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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How Should Christians Talk to Atheists?

My husband’s parents buy all of their children an annual subscription to the Answers In Genesis magazine. I am quite familiar with Ken Ham and the Creation Museum. It’s kind of a joke in our house that we look forward to finding this magazine in our mailbox, but I do secretly enjoy seeing what Ken…

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