A Spell for Warmth (Magic 1)

Before I moved down to the blistering heat of Miami (and long before I accepted the ice bucket challenge and made Wisconsin my home), I spent some time growing up in Chicagoland. Bustling and diverse, the Chicago area offered a unique glimpse into varied cultures and religions.  It was here that I spent a few […]

Easter Foolishness

People who celebrate the Christian version of Easter are honoring the age-old practice of child sacrifice, the most despicable religious tradition of them all. The belief that God had to kill his firstborn to appease God (who happened to be himself) stems from the ancient, (devastating) belief that to seek the approval from the gods, […]

Interview – Richard Wade (part 3)

 Hello, Dear Readers! I hope you are enjoying this holiday weekend, whether or not you believe in divine resurrections or the Easter Bunny. As for me, I am sitting in my chilly living room, watching something that may be described as snowish-ice-rain as it pellets down into my so-called spring morning. But I shall not […]

Interview – Richard Wade (Part 2)

Hello, friends. I just got back from March for our Lives Milwaukee. What a brilliant display of courage and character here in my home state and around the world today! I’m proud of this nation’s youth and everyone who is listening to their wisdom. And now, as promised, I bring you part two of my […]

Interview- Richard Wade (part 1)

Hello, friends! I hope your weekend is off to a great start. It is St. Patrick’s Day weekend and, while I’m not Catholic, I do love good luck and a good green beer. Speaking of luck, I’m excited to present the first part of an interview that I’ve been anticipating for weeks! Richard Wade writes […]

Trilemma (Liar, Lunatic, or Lord?)

 Who was Jesus? Some people claim he was only a myth and never truly walked the earth. Among those who believe he lived, opinions vary. Muslims claim he was a prophet. Buddhists say he was an enlightened person, having experienced many prior lives. A general feeling in the not-so-religious community is that Jesus was simply […]

Addendum to Guns II

  Yesterday I had a (non-virtual) onversation with a Christian friend of mine, regarding my blog post Guns II. This friend falls into what I believe to be an under-represented portion of my readership, Christians who are openminded enough to hear, respect, and genuinely evaluate the opinions of nonbelievers. I wonder if the polarized and occasionally belligerent […]

Evil

  After I left religion, it didn’t take long for me to realize that evil was good. Oops. Did I just write that out loud? I imagine some of my atheist readers are scratching their heads, wondering if I’ve finally gone bonkers, catapulted into sheer madness, perhaps by the very lively conversation that followed last […]

Does Alzheimer’s Debunk the Soul?

 You walk into a room, intent on grabbing something, but forget what it was the minute you get there. You stand there, shocked for a minute, scanning the possibilities and hoping something will pop into view and spark your memory. But alas, it does not. Pissed, you initiate a demeaning conversation with your brain. “Five […]

Santa

I think I cried harder the first time I lost faith in a magical man in the sky. When Childhood Christmas would come I could barely sleep, listening for the sound of bells, the patter of hooves on a snowcapped roof. I would sit up, clad in my snuggly onsie, and wipe the frosty window […]