Agnosticism: The perfect answer that can’t deliver

As a rational response to the question of God, agnosticism is unassailable stance. So then why are there so few agnostics? [Read more…]

What Non-Christians Want Christians To Hear

Here’s a small sampling of the responses I got when I asked non-Christians about being on the receiving end of the efforts of Christian evangelicals to convert them. [Read more…]

An Atheist (And Her Atheist Husband) Visit Her Evangelical Family

Dear John [a woman wrote me yesterday], I’m an atheist who was raised in the Bible Belt. I’ve come out as an atheist to most of my family, but many of them are in denial about it; they think it’s just a phase that I’m going through (even though it started when I was a [Read More…]

The One Thing I Dreaded Most About Becoming a Christian

When I very suddenly became a Christian, I was in a supply closet at my job. By the time I was coming out of that closet (har! okay, grow up) — and I mean the exact thought that very strongly came to me as I was turning the doorknob that would lead me back out [Read More…]

An Atheist, Post-Death, Meets God

[In the afterlife.] Atheist: Wow. I can’t believe I’m dead. God: Believe it. Atheist: Whoa! Didn’t see you there! Who are you? God: Hi. I’m God. Atheist: Ha, ha. No, but seriously. Who are you? God: I’m seriously God. It’s nice to finally meet you. Atheist: You’re God. You’re telling me that you’re God. [Read more…]

I, a Christian, Admit It: Atheists Have Been Right All Along

Finally, the truth can be told: all we Christians are, in fact, ignorant, narrow-minded, self-righteous, intolerant, intrusive, hypocritical, fear-driven, gay-hating misogynists. [Read more…]

Jesus the Decider: Do Only Christians Get Into Heaven?

Yesterday in a coffee shop I totally eavesdropped on a conversation between an Evangelizing Christian (“EC”) and a guy who Wasn’t Having Any (“WHA”). Here’s the gist of their exchange: EC: But you can’t get into heaven unless you’re a Christian. WHA: Why not? I’m a good guy. I lead a moral life. Why should [Read More…]

Non-Christians: What If Christianity Taught Tolerance?

I’d like to ask non-Christians: If integral to Christianity was the belief that it was right and good to love each and every person exactly as they are, and to encourage and respect whatever their understanding and experience of the divine (whether they even think in terms of “divine” or not–and assuming that whatever they believe [Read More…]

Atheists of America Agree: Christianity Makes Eminent Rational Sense!

As I’m sure my readers will agree, in my last post, There’s No Arguing It: We Can’t KNOW If There’s a God or Not, I conclusively proved that it is exactly as reasonable to think that there is a God as it is to think there’s not. Not one of the 50 or so people who commented on that [Read More…]

Heads, God is Real; Tails, He’s Not

As we all know, the answer to the question of whether or not there’s a God can generate lots o’ debate. (As they did/are in my last two posts, An Atheist Asks: Why Did Christ Have to Sacrifice Himself to Himself? and Inquiring Atheists Want to Know: What, Exactly, Was the Sacrifice Jesus Made?) So I thought I’d say [Read More…]