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 […]

Guns II

Seems like only yesterday I posted my article (read: rant) about gun laws in the US. And here I am, again in a somber tone, reacting to yet another mass shooting. Only this time, my patience with the Christian response has worn thin. Never have I felt such anger towards religion than I did on […]

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 […]

Religionship

 Last month, relationships were a hot topic on Love over Religion.  I examined Humanism as it relates to Christianity and was provided some wonderful insights by my readers. (Thank you!) I also discussed the very peculiar relationship of Jesus and his followers which, per the Bible, is one of betrothment. We even drew some comparisons […]

UnHitched

  “If you leave me, you’re worthless.” “No matter how hard you try to be good, you’ll never be good enough.” “Don’t be proud of any of your accomplishments. If not for me, you’d be a nobody.” “You have to put me first, before anything or anyone else.” “If you don’t marry me, I will […]

Mrs. God

A man once threatened to kill me if I didn’t marry him, so I did. Throughout the Bible, God refers to his people as his “life partner.”  Depending on how well-behaved and loyal they are, they are either a lovely bride, or a harlot, a prostitute, a cheating lover. The several-thousand-year engagement is projected to […]

Is Humanism at Odds with Christianity?

   The purpose of my blog post last week was to shed some light on the somewhat obscure concept of Humanism. Today I’d like to address a concept I’ve heard mention of lately, the idea that Christians can also be Humanists. Is it possible? Humanism believes in a scientific approach to understanding life, placing importance […]

What is Humanism?

  When I mention the word Humanism, I am usually met with a blank stare (or the digital equivalent). On occasion I am “informed” that I worship humans, though I have not yet been accused of eating them, thankfully. Come to think of it, since my departure from organized religion I’ve heard that I worship a […]

New Beginnings

At one time I believed that baptism offered me a new beginning.  Mine took place at sunrise on Easter morning. I lived in South Florida at the time and will confidently impart that even the tropical waters of the Atlantic are cold at 6:00 am in March. I shivered as the icy water crept through […]