April 30, 2013

The first letter I sent to my friends a couple of years ago in order to “come out” about my atheism prompted a slew of questions which took me some time to think through, but what follows is my (somewhat lengthy) response to their questions. My doubts probably began early in my faith with the occasional “reality check” moments while reading the Bible. I was always bothered by things like 900 year old guys in Genesis, or Noah putting two… Read more

April 30, 2013

What follows is a letter I wrote to a handful of friends a couple of years ago in order to “come out” to them about my atheism.  It prompted a number of probing questions which necessitated a much longer letter, which I will include in the next post. After twenty years of earnest, sincere seeking, I find that I no longer believe in the existence of God. I realize it will come as a shock to those who have walked… Read more

April 29, 2013

Nothing clears my head like a starry night. When I was a young boy, I used to entertain myself by standing on my balcony, gazing at the moon, the stars, and the planets through my telescope.  Looking up at that sea of twinkling lights, it fascinated me that, upon closer inspection, some of those lights were actually colored discs instead of mere points of light.  Eventually I learned how to identify several planets and constellations with the help of my… Read more

April 28, 2013

The God of the Bible is not above performing party tricks. I feel this needs to be pointed out because some I know seem to think they can have it both ways.  They insist that the biblical God performed miracle after miracle in order to validate himself, at times upon very specific demand from the supplicant.  But if I today suggest that I need some sort of clear validation in order to believe this deity is more than just a… Read more

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