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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dust

Myth calls me dust. Invasive at best. A coating of Insignificance in the Grand Design. Shaken from the feet of heroes, wiped from The eyes of travelers, A blemish. To be washed. Knowledge calls me Stardust, everything real and imagined residing in my bones, from Radiant galaxies to the Whisper of ancient trees. I am […]