April 23, 2017

I know that most of the people in the churches I grew up in would shake their heads at my reasoning here. I know that in the past I quietly pitied people who had these thoughts. But the more I studied and the more questions I asked, the more about God’s nature I questioned. This is what finally broke me. Read more

April 16, 2017

The more I got involved in leadership, the more frustrated I became with the “ungodlike” behavior of the elders who oversaw the congregation. Everything was very political—these men were pushing their own agendas instead of what was best for the church. Yet you only knew this if you were actively involved. Read more

April 9, 2017

Self-care does not have to be a chore. It does not have to take a great deal of time out of your day, and it can include things you can do when you feel like you can’t even get out of bed or face the morning. Read more

April 2, 2017

From that moment on, it finally made sense to me. This was the god that everyone wanted me to believe was real. Unfortunately, there was no way that I could ever want to follow someone as egomaniacal as this guy. Read more

March 26, 2017

It’s no wonder that I and many of my peers struggle with self-doubt and anxiety. From the time we can form our first rational thought, we are bombarded with messages about how in the eyes of God we are not good enough. We are not worthy of his love. Any little sin we commit is responsible for the horrible death of Jesus. Read more

March 19, 2017

I realized that there weren’t very many open Latino atheists that I was aware of. Clearly there was a need for secular Latinos to reach out to other secular Latinos. There was a need for Latino atheistic support, and for more Latinos to be open about their atheism. Read more

March 12, 2017

Lack of respect, autonomy, privacy, and decency, along with the constant threat of hell, of being ‘left behind,’ drove me to ever greater acts of defiance. Hints of an invading ‘demonic influence’ crept into Mrs. Reynold’s rants. Perhaps inevitably, the day of my exorcism arrived. Read more

March 12, 2017

I set about finding answers for my children, and for myself. A point of irony here is that even as a believer I was considered a liberal, a radical, because I was reluctant to accept the Baptist party line for all the above questions. I had had to repress my own critical thinking skills to accept those party line answers my whole life, and I was not about to allow my children to go without information they asked me for. Read more

March 12, 2017

My goal as a chaplain is to broaden the circle of inclusion, so that every person feels not only included, but also valued and accepted for the person s/he is, beyond labels and barriers. To me, this also means including those who have been excluded in the past. Read more

October 16, 2015

The word “Atheist” has a bad connotation. But many people do not realize that they are actually atheists too when it come to other gods. There are over 2,500 deities and most does not believe in them. Do believing in only one god and not 2,499 deities make you any different from atheists who doesn’t believe in 2,500 gods? Inspired by Richard Dawkins’ quote. This video is signed in American Sign Language and subtitled in English. Read more

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