September 24, 2019

I got this question in an email recently: Here is my situation. I gave up any religious beliefs for almost a decade, during which time I married and had a child. My husband is atheist. I recently went back to Christianity for almost a year and started taking our 4 and a half year old to church with me every week (with his permission, but not enthusiasm) . I sometimes read (past tense) the Bible at home, talked about God… Read more

September 23, 2019

This is a guest post from Erin Louis, the author of Expose Yourself: How to Take Risks, Question Everything, and Find Yourself. You can find out more about Erin Louis at her website: erinlouis.com. You can also follow Erin Louis on Twitter here: @ErinLouis666 As the light shines on the giant symbol of Christianity, hiding in its shadow are the baby eaters, the Satan worshipers, the evil-doing evil atheists. Recoiling from the cross like Nosferatu, atheists are kept at bay with… Read more

September 19, 2019

If you’ve read the classics, you’ve likely gagged on stories of marrying strategically to advance someone’s position in society. You’ve read chilly moms say, “He’s a suitable match”. You’ve read slimy dads say, “I forbid you to marry below your class!”. These types of stories still freckle our pop-culture. Disney loves to remind us that not so long ago, marriage for anything more than status had to be fought for. This is our recent history… this isn’t some ancient culture whose tales… Read more

September 18, 2019

I held my phone out the passenger side window, gripping my Popsocket tight. For a moment, I wondered how much truth there was to Popsocket’s claims of a secure grip, but it was fleeting. I pressed record. The train tore through tunnels on the other side of the lake, the rhythm of which I could feel in my chest cavity. Flashes of red and orange and blue CP and Canadian Tire shipping containers breaking up the deep, soulful green of… Read more

September 13, 2019

Sometimes I wake up at 6 am, squeeze into an unflattering sport swimsuit that tucks everything away in the right places, head over to the pool which is filled with my town’s large retiree population, and swim laps until I’m Jell-O. When I do, I try to up my ante every day by adding a lap or adding time to how long I swim. I’ve pushed myself up to about 2km of freestyle because let’s face it, you don’t lose… Read more

September 11, 2019

I received a question from a reader recently. She asked, I have two children one who is at the age of asking about Jesus and what he is or about the Bible. My parents brainwashed me as a child and they are doing it to my kids now. I would like to know what you say to your children or if you just let them think what they want. There were so many things this prompted me to want to say,… Read more

September 10, 2019

So, here’s a thing I discovered: Don’t argue with an evolution denier right before bed. You’ll more than likely wake up with a migraine the size of Ken Ham’s ugly. If you’re wondering, that’s slightly smaller than his stupid, and just a tad bigger than his goofy. In any case, I have an evolution headache so I thought I’d clear up a few misconceptions about it, that just about any idiot could understand. I know, I know, the problem isn’t… Read more

September 6, 2019

If you can imagine me dancing poorly with complete abandon surrounded by svelt male go-go dancers in holographic banana hammocks, hanging desperately onto a drink with one hand and balancing my drunk ass with the other, then you can imagine one of the most fun moments of my life: My first time at a gay club. It was my best friend’s birthday. We were all there to dance with her and celebrate her, and we had the time of our… Read more

September 3, 2019

Christians have a lot in common with atheists. A Christian approaches the claim that Vishnu exists the same way we heathens look at Yahweh. A Muslim dismisses the claim that Chango brings the thunder as easily as we dismiss the claim that Allah is the creator of all things. The very same skepticism that is activated in atheists when any god is proposed, is present in theists when any god but their own is proposed. It is undeniable that we… Read more

August 28, 2019

When Jennifer Thompson-Cannino woke to a man in her room, she vowed to do everything she could to save herself and get this man caught. It was 1984, and she slept alone in her apartment. When she was awoken by an intruder in her room she began screaming. The man then held a knife to her throat to shut her up as she offered him anything he wanted to leave her alone. Face to face, they spoke. He said he… Read more

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