Calling Ex-Muslims

This summer I had the pleasure of meeting Hassan Khalifeh at the CFI Student Leadership Conference. He’s good people. And as part of a project he’s doing he would like to talk with ex-Muslims about their struggles dealing with their families, friends, and work on account of their leaving their faith. If you are such [Read More...]

After I Deconverted: I’ve Usually Felt Honored and Understood When Christians See Me As “Still Christian”

Sometimes Christians say that I or my philosophy express Christian ideals excellently. Sometimes atheists should revolt against such comments. But I usually love them. [Read more...]

My Discussion of Gays With Right Wing Radio Host Jesse Lee Peterson (Free Audio and Transcript)

On December 11, 2013 I appeared on the nationally syndicated Jesse Lee Peterson Show to discuss my blog post “How I Wish The Homosexuality Debate Would Go”. Usually old episodes of the show can only be heard with a subscription, but you can listen to my appearance for free by using this link for Camels [Read More...]

A Pastor’s Burden

Below is a guest post by Clergy Guy. It is a full repost, with permission, of “There’s No End” from his blog Clergy Guy. Not long ago, I was with a new widow in the emergency room of a hospital. Together we looked at the body of her husband who had taken his own life. [Read More...]

Kidnapped for Christ

Christian homophobia combined with sadistic Christian authoritarian fetishism of “discipline” leads to this: The Kickstarter to help finish this documentary is here. From the Kickstarter, Kidnapped for Christ follows the stories of several American teenagers who were taken from their homes and sent to an Evangelical Christian reform school known as Escuela Caribe located in the [Read More...]

How My Best Friend Helped End My Faith and then Became an Openly Gay Monk

John Hazlet was my best friend in college. We were both philosophy majors and Christians at Grove City College, one of the nation’s most politically conservative and religiously evangelical respected liberal arts institutions. John’s struggles with his homosexuality (which he initially revealed only to me) and with suicidal ideation, and his unrestrained and relentless skeptical [Read More...]

Between a Veil and a Dark Place

A huge gap in the religion and atheist blogospheres has recently been filled–an entire blog network devoted to ex-Muslim bloggers now exists. It’s called ExMuslim Blogs. I doubt I need to tell you why it is so important that we make the time to frequent these blogs and learn from their perspective as actively and conscientiously [Read More...]

“No True Christian Would Do That…”

What’s really going on when someone says that a member of their group can’t really be a TRUE member of their group because of something they said or did. There’s a lot more going on than just saying “No True Scotsman Fallacy” and being done with it acknowledges. [Read more...]

“You Can’t Stop Teenagers From Having Sex”

Don’t say “You can’t stop teenagers from having sex”. It’s not true. You can stop some of them. (I held out! And I know plenty of others who did too.) You just can’t stop enough of them with abstinence-only stuff and you just shouldn’t AIM to stop all of them with repressive anti-sex messaging. And you shouldn’t send the message to teenagers that every teenager has sex. That just says “everyone is doing it”, which pressures them to do it and makes them feel bad about themselves when they can’t find a partner or don’t want one. [Read more...]


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