On The Powers Of Personal And Political Bodies Over Their Apparent Mental Leaders

The Peaceful Atheist finds “consciousness-lowering” experiences in which she escapes her aloof and wandering mind to reconnect with her tangible and oft-forgotten body to be greater than her many “consciousness-raising” experiences.  She writes: It’s extremely hard for me to escape the internal labyrinth of my mind and focus completely on something external.  Often after being [Read More...]

The Peaceful Atheist Reconsiders Religion

It will be most interesting to see where Lily, who lost her faith at Wheaton College, will wind up in the future.  And then in the future after that.  Her interesting thoughts upon finishing Barbara King’s Evolving God are here.  Each paragraph is too interesting and her thoughts only make sense in context, so I [Read More...]

Spatial Thinking Within And Without Religion

Peaceful Atheist has another extremely interesting post which, like her previous one exploring the need even for an atheist to explore what she calls her “religious imagination and need for transcendence” about which we already blogged here, now explores the role that spatial thinking played in her formerly religious thinking and how it works in her engagement [Read More...]

Religious Professors Mocking Students’ Loss Of Faith

The Peaceful Atheist, a Wheaton graduate who lost her faith early in her time at the Evangelical college describes being alienated by Wheaton professors using anecdotes of their former students who’d left the faith as “cautionary tales”: While I was at Wheaton I only came out to 2 professors, and it took both an extremely [Read More...]

On Fulfilling Religious Impulses Both Within And Without Religion

Peaceful Atheist is a richly written blog by a Wheaton grad who deconverted from Christianity while a student at the devoutly Evangelical school.  Here are provocative thoughts which she formulated through the process of reviewing biological-anthropologist Barbara King’s Evolving God: In this broadest definition of religion, King includes the transcendent awareness that can be stimulated [Read More...]


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