It’s on You

If you’ve read my blog for long you have seen that I’ve been angry for a while. Most of my anger was directed at the Christian church for it’s lack of…no better way to say this…giving a damn about suffering people. In hindsight what you were actually reading was my deconversion. Religion makes a lot…

The Language of Religion

Probably the most shocking realization over the past several months as I’ve questioned is the similarity between the language of religion and the language of abuse. They are, no longer surprising to me, the same. When you study abusers and their manipulations it comes down to “love me or else.” But the path to “love…

Faith or Indoctrination 

Last year the kids and I read a book about Islam and conversions, or lack of, to Christianity. Essentially we learned that mass conversions, or even individual conversions, are a rare thing. The same can be said of all religions. Conversions from one religion to another are rare enough to be notable. I don’t know…

The Heart of the Matter

Throughout my life I have believed that I have sought the truth from time to time. Not always, because sometimes we just simply do not want to know the truth. But when I have looked for the truth about God, I have always thought I started from a good point. I started with inquiry. I…

A Mouth Full of Sand

School resumes at North Park Elementary today. I’d like to commend NPR for their piece on Friday about Karen Smith, as well as their lack of the typical “the guy was such a godly guy” reporting that the rest of the world, noting especially Christianity Today, gave us. Karen Smith it turns out was a…