November 5, 2014

I was born and raised as a Muslim, and I no longer am, although being Muslim will always be part of my heritage. I am not ashamed of it, and I am not proud of it – it’s just a fact of my life. Throughout my life, I’ve dealt with the same kind of anti-Muslim bigotry that those who still believe in Islam do, because I have a “Muslim sounding” name, I hail from a “Muslim-majority” country, I have Muslim… Read more

October 31, 2014

Nothing destroys faith in religion like constructing a religious system from the ground up for a game. Read more

October 31, 2014

Everybody says their Catholics are the most hardcore, but I’m here to tell you that my German-Polish family is probably a front-runner for the gold medal winners of Catholic fervor. I grew up thinking everybody had aunts named Sister Seraphia and uncles with fancy collars. We even had a little porcelain “Child of Prague” toddler Jesus doll that we dressed up in fancy robes for major holidays. (Ours looked a lot like this one. Wish I still had it!) One… Read more

October 13, 2014

I think most of us ex-Christians can point to a moment when we realize that we’re completely over our religious faith. We’ve seen something that just can’t be unseen, read something we can’t ever forget, realized something that pushes us so far outside the nest that an inexorable, inevitable, unmistakable tipping point is reached inside ourselves. This one was mine. Read more

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