“The Master’s Handiwork” of Feigned Humility (Jan. 31 – Living Without Jesus, Daily)

January 31: "The Master's Handiwork" (Of Feigned Humility) Part 31/365: An atheist reviews a Christian devotional. (If you are new to this page, here's a little background.) Dear Karen, We made it - a full month of devotions from everybody's favorite, Jesus Daily! I guess there's no more fitting way to end the month than to, once again, start the day off by reading the Apostle Paul, rather than the J-man himself. Verse Of The Day: "For we are God's masterpiece. He created us in Christ … [Read more...]

“Work In Progress” aka. Parasite Onboard (Jan. 30 – Living Without Jesus, Daily)

January 30: "Work In Progress" (aka. Parasite Onboard) Part 30/365: An atheist reviews a Christian devotional. (If you are new to this page, here's a little background.) Dear Karen, Ugh. I'm not sure how much longer I can go on with this exercise in futility. This book is anything but a page turner - quite the opposite. I purposefully slept in for the first time in a decade just to avoid it this morning, only to come home and see it sitting on my counter like a menacing character in a … [Read more...]

“Unconditional Love”…On One Condition (Jan. 29 – Living Without Jesus, Daily)

January 29: "Unconditional Love" (On One Condition) Part 29/365: An atheist reviews a Christian devotional. (If you are new to this page, here's a little background.) Dear Karen, Did you go to church this morning? I didn't. Instead, I read the delightful little devotional you gave to me out of spite and wanted to share my daily review... Verse Of The Day: This is what the LORD says, "...you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you..." - Isaiah 43:1,4 Uh... that's it? … [Read more...]

Dear Christians: Yes, The Refugee Ban Is Your Fault – Fix it!

A number of my Christian friends have been sharing an article today titled "Dear Fellow Christians: It's Time To Speak Up For Refugees" by Ed Stetzer of Christianity Today.Excuse me? Now is the time to speak up for refugees? Now? Where was this cry for justice during the election? Where was the concern from all of the Christians who prayed at president Trump's inauguration? It's not like these policies are any surprise! These were solid promises made repeatedly from every stump speech along … [Read more...]

“Spiritual Conditioning” Whatever That Is (Jan. 28 – Living Without Jesus, Daily)

January 28: "Spiritual Conditioning" (Whatever That Is) Part 28/365: An atheist reviews a Christian devotional. (If you are new to this page, here's a little background.) Dear Karen, Ugh... like I don't have more interesting things to do on a Saturday than delve into a book that was re-gifted to me by an angry zealot in order to try to decipher the cryptic Christianese found inside? But, alas - a bet's a bet, so... on we go with my daily review. I'll warn you - I'm a little grumpier than … [Read more...]

“Stand Firm,” Stubborn Soldier! (Jan. 27 – Living Without Jesus, Daily)

January 27: "Stand Firm" (Stubborn Soldier) Part 27/365: An atheist reviews a Christian devotional. (If you are new to this page, here's a little background.) Dear Karen, It's Friday - let's just make this quick. I've got some drinking to do, so... on to Paul... Verse Of The Day: "Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is in vain." - 2 Corinthians 15:58 Well, at least now we know how some Christians come … [Read more...]

“God’s Profile Never Changes” Unless… (Jan 26. – Living Without Jesus, Daily)

January 26: "God's Profile Never Changes" (Except When It Does) Part 26/365: An atheist reviews a Christian devotional. (If you are new to this page, here's a little background.) Dear Karen, If you didn't already have a laugh over the cheesiest devotional title found in the book so far, well - you might be hanging out at too many churches led by cruiseship clergymen. But, seriously - "God's Profile Never Changes?" It's not just a cheesy title, it can be easily proven categorically false. … [Read more...]

“Do Some Pruning” Or… BURN! (January 25 – Living Without Jesus, Daily)

January 25: "Share Your Struggles" (Through False Humility) Part 25/365: An atheist reviews a Christian devotional. (If you are new to this page, here's a little background.) Dear Karen, It's a miracle! After so many scriptures from the Apostle Paul, Psalms, James, and the fortune cookies of Proverbs, the author finally decided to bless readers with a few words from Jesus himself! Let's see what the meek and mild Prince of Peace has to say... Verse Of The Day: Jesus said, "I am the vine, … [Read more...]

“Share Your Struggles” Through False Humility (January 24 – Living Without Jesus, Daily)

January 24: "Share Your Struggles" (Through False Humility) Part 24/365: An atheist reviews a Christian devotional. (If you are new to this page, here's a little background.) Dear Karen, Day 24... I honestly can't believe that I've made it this far without slitting my wrists. Sadly, the pages of the book you gave me do not possess the stiffness nrequired to open a vein. So, let's just carry on with today's review: Verse Of The Day:"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it … [Read more...]

“Ask For Wisdom” By Avoiding Knowledge (Living Without Jesus, Daily – Jan. 23)

January 23: "Ask For Wisdom" (By Avoiding Knowledge) Part 23/365: An atheist reviews a Christian devotional. (If you are new to this page, here's a little background.) Dear Karen, I'm not going to lie, I wasn't looking forward to my daily obligatory review of the little book you gave me. First, I put it off until after my coffee. Then, after lunch. But, then I noticed a couple nagging private messages from readers asking when the post would be up. Incidentally, one of the messages was from … [Read more...]