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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]