Who were the Sun Gods?

A virgin gave birth to a baby who was both god and human. He was born on December 25th, and he came to bring light to the darkness of the world. He was Horus, and Egyptian records show he lived, died and was resurrected at least 5,000 years before Christ. Horus was just one of […]

Wager

As I wander through social media engagements around religion and atheism, I am stunned how often communication fails over semantics. We become so defensive of word usage, that we often miss the opportunity to impart vital information in the answers we post. This occurs almost daily with two frequent questions posed to atheists. The first […]

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 […]

A Quick Note

Less than a month after I interviewed Jane, I’m sad to share with you that she has passed away. We have this wonderfully global world, with technology that we utilize all too often to bicker with others we’ll never meet. Through Jane, I have learned how amazing it can be to reach out to someone […]

Afterlife II

 Last weekend I discussed the possibility of an afterlife and offered to share eight wild and crazy notions about it. My ideas look nothing like the religious heaven, do not include god, and are not exclusive to one group of people. Remember, this is not science yet, but it is science fiction! (And who doesn’t […]

Afterlife

It came as a surprise to me that when I renounced belief in God, most people assumed I had relinquished any notion of an afterlife. I never really had an ah-hah moment or a note to self that said, “Now that I don’t believe in god, I’m should let go of all spirituality and assume […]

A Quick Note

From the USA to all of my readers in the UK, Australia, Canada, China, Peru, Germany, Ireland, Malta, India, Argentina, Belize, South Africa, and the Dominican Republic, happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful to all of you for the support you’ve shown me as I have begun my blogging journey. I’m so inspired by our conversations […]

Gratitude

Several weeks ago, I found myself in the frontlines of a semantics war with a Christian blogger. What I will euphemistically call “the discussion” centered around my use of the word thankfully. According to this individual and some of his readers, I had forfeited my right to feel gratitude when I left religion, since gratitude […]

Interview – Jane

Last month, along my virtual travels to the other side of the world, I met a beautiful and kind atheist who is facing terminal stage 4 cancer. After reading her online post, I was haunted with questions about life changes, ephemerality, and coping mechanisms outside of the context of religion.  I wrote to her and […]

Guns

In response to Sunday’s tragedy, a Lutheran pastor wrote that God was answering the prayers of the congregation, by allowing them be shot. Having never lost a loved one to reckless violence, I can’t condemn the use of religious coping mechanisms after a tragedy. But deferring to prayer and God’s will can pose a problem […]