July 12, 2018

During the school year, for my day job I teach high school Algebra. Then I write in my “spare time” when I probably should be doing something else to help pay the bills (have you ever seen what teachers in Mississippi make?). Aside from a full itinerary of Daddy duties and a week in the woods volunteering as a cabin counselor at Camp Quest, I try to use any free time I get during the summer to catch up on… Read more

July 10, 2018

I’ve spent a good deal of time lately organizing my thoughts for a memoir, and in the midst of compiling all the most important turning points in my own deconversion I’ve come to see how one development impacted all the others more than I had previously appreciated: I had to study and learn a lot of new things for my job and it broadened my intellectual horizons significantly. If you feed the mind enough, it will soon demand more nourishment… Read more

July 3, 2018

As an out-of-the-closet atheist, I’ve been asked many times before by well-meaning Christians, “But what if you’re wrong?” There is an argument called Pascal’s Wager, which suggests one would be safer to believe in God only to find out he doesn’t exist than not to believe and find out he does. This argument is extremely common, and I myself used it quite often as a Christian. It always seemed to me very foolish to “refuse” to believe in God. And… Read more

June 24, 2018

Nothing within the current theological corpus of white evangelical Christianity says that people with brown skin are bad, and yet somehow racism has driven that subculture for more than a century without them ever seeing it. In 2016 white evangelicals turned out in record numbers to vote for a blatantly dishonest, foul-mouthed casino magnate and reality TV star with exactly zero experience in government or public service of any kind, and they continue to be his most stable support group… Read more

June 21, 2018

Dr. Strange: “What master do you serve?” Peter Quill: “What master do I serve? What am I supposed to say? JESUS?” (from Infinity War) Evangelical Christians get very excited whenever an A-list singer or Hollywood actor openly professes faith in Jesus, and last weekend that thrill came again when Chris Pratt (a.k.a. Andy Dwyer from Parks and Rec and Peter Quill from Guardians of the Galaxy) delivered a speech after receiving the Generation Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards…. Read more

June 13, 2018

Below you will find a survey of what’s appeared on Godless in Dixie over the last four or five years, starting with the top twenty or so most popular posts, followed by several categories listed in the menu below. Check them out and see which ones you missed! In the meantime, be sure to follow the blog on:  Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest |  YouTube Categories (Menu) Most Popular Posts Why Did I Leave My Religion? What Is Life After Religion… Read more

June 8, 2018

When talking about my past relationship with Christianity, I talk a lot about shame. When I think back over the thirty-odd years I lived as a Christian, as far back into my childhood as I can remember, what stands out most to me is the guilt and shame I carried for all my sins, past, present, and future. I’m often told I had a wrong understanding of my faith if shame is what I endured more than anything. Christians tell… Read more

June 6, 2018

I see a quote from C.S. Lewis circulated quite a bit, and I’d like to give my response to the argument it presents. Perhaps when I am done explaining what’s wrong with it, you will start to see why Lewis admitted later in life that: Nothing is more dangerous to one’s own faith than the work of an apologist. No doctrine of that faith seems to me so spectral, so unreal as one that I have just successfully defended in a… Read more

June 4, 2018

This week during season two of The Trump Show in an episode entitled “How Far Will They Go?” we learned that as far back as January of this year President Trump’s legal defense team, comprised mostly of lawyers who have since abandoned his defense, wrote a 20 page memo to Special Counsel Robert Mueller arguing that the president cannot possibly obstruct the justice system because ultimately he himself IS the justice system. “It remains our position that the President’s actions here, by… Read more

May 30, 2018

“Where will you be when reality strikes?” Once upon a time, my “Papaw and Mamaw” took me to their Assembly of God church’s production of Heaven’s Gates Hell’s Flames©. This is a play that Reality Outreach Ministries designed to produce in churches of various denominations all over the world using the members of the local congregations as the actors telling the stories of various people in their last moments of life and their subsequent first moments of eternity. Will they end up at… Read more

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