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Hymn Replacement Therapy

I’ve admitted here before that I have a rationally insupportable soft spot for Christian music, both good and bad.  But sometimes a strong Christian theme just won’t cut it, it jars too much with my current disbelief.  So I’ve begun … Continue reading

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Slouching Towards Hell

Both sects of Christianity I was part of believed in a literal hell.  I did too, for a while.  But I always had a hard time imagining actual people in the fiery pits.  Hitler, yes, and maybe the villains from … Continue reading

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This is My Bible

This is my Bible. It has obviously seen a lot of wear and tear. I got it in 2001 from my youth minster. I had finished reading all of it within a year. See in the upper right-hand corner?  That’s … Continue reading

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How Great is the Love

There are many embarrassing confessions I could make on this blog.  This is one: I listen to Christian music radio stations.  Not in the past, when I was a Christian, but now, even earlier today.  Why do I do this? … Continue reading

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An Apology

I keep up on all the embarrassing things happening in the Christian world these days.  I see how entire organizations exist to frustrate the attempts of women to live their lives normally, to deny civil rights to various minority groups, … Continue reading

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Tough Love

It has been about 5 years since I experienced a significant crisis of faith.  This crisis ultimately became the source of my atheism.  How I got there is a complicated story, one I’ll get to a little later.  I want … Continue reading

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A Withered Seed’s Perspective

A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.  Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It … Continue reading

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All or Nuthin’

I like to argue, no, I love to argue.  My six –nature leads me to find all sorts of opportunities to set myself against opposing forces.  I listen to Rush Limbaugh and to Catholic radio.  I watch the Daily Show … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Drew Dyck of Christianity Today

This article appeared in November of 2010 on Christianity Today‘s website about the generation of young people who seem to be leaving the “church” en masse.  You should go and read it now if you haven’t had the chance yet. … Continue reading

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