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May 14, 2017
Honey, I’m an Atheist: Losing My Faith and Telling My Wife About It
And there it was. With just a few sentences, I had changed forever who my...
May 07, 2017
The Too-Small God
Compared to the vastness of space and time, the Bible God is a trivial thing....
April 30, 2017
Searching for Answers: My Deconversion, Part 2
So what was I left with? Innocent people experienced pain and suffering, prayer seemed to...
April 23, 2017
Questioning the Nature of God: My Deconversion, Part 1
I know that most of the people in the churches I grew up in would...
April 16, 2017
Disillusioned: From Church Leader to Unbeliever
The more I got involved in leadership, the more frustrated I became with the “ungodlike”...
March 26, 2017
The Burden of Religious Guilt
It’s no wonder that I and many of my peers struggle with self-doubt and anxiety....
March 19, 2017
Latino Out Of Water: From Superstitious to Atheist
I realized that there weren’t very many open Latino atheists that I was aware of....
March 12, 2017
Excuse Me, Lord: Religious Coercion in Foster Care
Lack of respect, autonomy, privacy, and decency, along with the constant threat of hell, of...
March 12, 2017
A Child Shall Lead Them: My Journey Out
I set about finding answers for my children, and for myself. A point of irony...
September 29, 2015
The Bait and Switch of the “Bad Christians” Accusation.
It's hard to generalize much about Christianity, which is only to be expected for a...
September 24, 2015
On the Dishonest Resolution of Doubt.
When Christians begin to seriously doubt, the reactions of the people around them are predictable....
September 06, 2015
Why We Might Refuse.
There's been a fascinating discussion going on lately regarding whether or not a non-Christian would...
August 29, 2015
The Happy Christian Marriage, Change, and the Core of Our Being.
Earlier I wrote that after couples figure out that they would rather have each other...
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...
August 05, 2015
The One Thing Evangelical Leaders Don’t Want Christians to Know about Mixed-Faith Marriages.
I realize that title sounds a little provocative, but it's the truth: there is one...
July 31, 2015
Labels are (Sometimes) the Barbed-Wire Fencing Around Free-Range Apostasy.
Everywhere we look, we see attempts to shoehorn us, define and redefine us, box us...
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 03, 2015
When the Hateful Accuse Us of Hatefulness.
I guess the Bible does have some truth to it after all: the ways of...
July 02, 2015
An Open Letter About My Unbelief
[Today's guest post is written by Holly Baer, a religion and gender studies major at the...
June 19, 2015
When Christians Blame Demons.
The other day a Christian showed up on a post I'd written to inform everybody...
June 17, 2015
Thought Crimes: Good Intentions, Meaningless Atonement, and Magic Shields.
Good intentions are nice, but Christians use the idea as a magical shield that protects...
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 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 06, 2015
5 Ways Atheists Helped Me Escape Religion.
I want to share a story from way way back when about why I personally...
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,...
June 01, 2015
Robby Dawkins’ Faith Healing Was Faked, and We Can All Be Grateful For That.
Frankly, I'm thankful that these miracles are fake. I'm actually glad that we're on our...
May 29, 2015
Why Patriarchal Christianity Was Doomed from the Start.
Patriarchy's conceptualization of family and church life is about ownership--about who owns who and who...
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 20, 2015
3 Things I Think When Christians Assume I’m Lying About Disbelief.
There's a reason why Christians keep accusing non-believers of secretly totally believing in their religion's...
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