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October 11, 2018
A Memoir of a Lifelong Atheist
By guest author Richard "Lifelong" might be a slight exaggeration: I abandoned Christianity when I...
September 24, 2015
On the Dishonest Resolution of Doubt.
When Christians begin to seriously doubt, the reactions of the people around them are predictable....
August 31, 2015
The Balancing Act of Compromise and Integrity
My colleagues Hemant Mehta and Matthew Facciani have started some interesting discussion, if even just in...
August 12, 2015
The Question that Breaks the Facade (in Mixed-Faith Marriages).
Last time we talked, I mentioned that mixed-faith marriages are, despite evangelical Christian leaders' insistence...
July 29, 2015
The Whole Lie: Same Story, Different Community.
Belle Gibson is a pseudoscience hawker and the creator of an app you undoubtedly have...
July 22, 2015
What “Condoning Sin” Really Means.
The problem is that "condoning sin" is really a code-word. Like a lot of fundagelical...
July 08, 2015
Why this Atheist would say ‘thank you’ for your prayers.
My newborn daughter was recently born and officially diagnosed as a Deaf-Blind. Of course, we...
July 05, 2015
Vacuous Theology, Empty Morality
I consider myself a thoroughly secular person, but I like to keep a foot in...
July 03, 2015
When the Hateful Accuse Us of Hatefulness.
I guess the Bible does have some truth to it after all: the ways of...
June 30, 2015
What I Wish I’d Said: A Lament from an Atheist and Former Teacher
As I've alluded to in previous posts, my background is in education, specifically English language arts....
June 24, 2015
Credit Where Credit’s Due
There are few values for me that rank higher than fairness. As an inveterate arguer...
June 19, 2015
When Christians Blame Demons.
The other day a Christian showed up on a post I'd written to inform everybody...
June 15, 2015
A Closeted Atheist Pastor’s Letter to His Wife
Today's post is written by a fellow Clergy Project member. Since he's still in the...
June 12, 2015
Jason Rapert and Tony Campolo Walk Into A Gay Pride Parade.
There is a huge divide between Christians who are finally coming to grips, however faintly...
June 10, 2015
Giving Yourself Permission to Be Angry.
One of the most powerful things you'll ever do for yourself is to give yourself...
June 03, 2015
Well, Tonight We’ll Sort It All Out: For Tonight It’s The Meaning of Life.
Without belief in Jesus Christ, non-Christians (I thought) just went through their days eating, sleeping,...
May 27, 2015
3 Things the Josh Duggar Scandal Reveals About Christian Patriarchy.
For the last thirty or so years, right-wing extremist Christians have been conducting a social...
May 22, 2015
Group Identity, Priorities, and the Josh Duggar Scandal.
Now that Josh Duggar has turned out to be a child molester, what does that...
May 15, 2015
Group Identity: When We Join the Tribe.
When people leave Christianity, a lot of stuff tends to change for us, but even...
May 06, 2015
Your New Life Awaits.
Here's what my post-Christian life looks like. (Spoiler: It's awesome.)
May 03, 2015
Christianity Has a Major Boundary Problem
Christianity has a boundary problem. It has a major problem respecting and maintaining personal boundaries. What do I...
April 23, 2015
Life without God (An ASL translation of Humanist Manifesto III)
An American Sign Language and visual translation of the Humanist Manifesto III. This document is...
April 13, 2015
That Four-Letter Word: Compromise.
I'm starting to realize that I had a hugely dysfunctional relationship with compromise. Like my...
April 10, 2015
The Defection of Jimmy Carter.
Once upon a time, what people knew about Jimmy Carter likely went along these lines:...
April 03, 2015
The One Reason Why You Don’t Need To Purchase Your Disbelief.
Sometimes we get this idea that if we jump through enough hoops, read enough books,...
March 30, 2015
I’m Not an Anti-Anti-Anti-Anti-Theist.
Recently my fellow Patheos blogger Jonny Scaramanga posted about an ongoing debate he's gotten involved...
March 27, 2015
The Changing Face of Christianity’s Boogeyman.
Christian zealots adapt with the times. There must always be an enemy. If the flocks...
March 25, 2015
Phil Robertson’s Shocking “Bet” Has a Simple Answer.
(Content note: Rape, Duck Dynasty nastiness.) I keep wondering when right-wing conservative Christians will finally...
March 23, 2015
Pick a Gear: Love or Terror.
Christians still use the lovey-dovey stuff... until it is clear that it isn't working. Just...
March 11, 2015
Playing a Hand of Sympathy Cards.
Sometimes it can be really hard for those hearing about such a transition event to...
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