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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]