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 […]

Photos – March for our Lives Milwaukee

Thought I’d share some moments from last weekend. I was proud that my daughter created her own sign, and she was photographed by the League of Women Voters! I couldn’t have been more impressed with the young speakers. They are determined, influential, and most importantly correct. Nothing is going to stop this next generation from […]

Hexalemma

Last week I poked some holes in Duncan’s trilemma, the argument that Jesus was either god, a liar, or a madman. This week I’d like to explore further. Is it possible that Jesus’ supposed claim of divinity can be whittled down to only three possible motivators? I doubt it. I will be sharing an additional […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Language

As I made my way out of Christianity and into the real world, it became important to me to shed the habits that no longer reflected my beliefs. Some things were easy, even pleasant to relinquish, stuff like reading the Old Testament, judging my neighbor, or trying to teach my scientist-child that Jonah really did […]

Brush

My daughter was strapped to a stretcher, the paramedics lifting her into an ambulance. Through the pulsing sensation of shock and the pounding of my heart, I had a fleeting thought. Who will I cry out to, now that I don’t believe? It was my first potentially life-altering experience as an ex-Christian, and it began […]