I think there is more use in smashing pots together than trying to communicate with the dedicated religious. For all the readers who actually heard what I said, thank you for reading. I don’t believe I will be posting anymore. Writing on topics of religion is just too discouraging. I had hoped that my writing […]Read more "I Give Up."
In the past few days I’ve been considering what the point of all this writing I’m doing here is. I’ve shared the story of my journey through and out of Christianity and followed that with my current perspective on a select few topics. Most of my readers have been Christians, the majority being my friends […]Read more "The Hardest Part"
I’ve never had much affinity for Pascal’s Wager. The whole thing is pretty hard to take seriously with the heap of objections that immediately come to mind after hearing it. However, I do think there is something to be said about it. First of all though, here’s a shortened and condensed version of Pascal’s Wager: […]Read more "What Pascal didn’t wager."
I sometimes wonder what fate will befall religion in the near and distant future. Will it increase, decline or stay about the same? And what factors will be involved in this? I’m going to speculate that the internet will be a significant factor for the decline of religion. The internet is huge in terms of […]Read more "Generation Internet."
Growing up in a Christian community, the topic of sex was very significant. Of all the things considered to be abominations to God, improper sexual acts seemed to be right there at the top of the list. In the particular sect of Christianity that I grew up in, there was no ambiguity about the context […]Read more "Relax. Go watch some porn."
“It’s not a religion, it’s a relationship.” This is what I would often be found touting, back when I was a Christian, hoping that somehow I could separate my beliefs from the term “religion,” and the putrid stench that seemed to be its ever-present companion. I wanted it to be clear that being a follower […]Read more "Religion, the scapegoat."
Romans 8:1-13 1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a] free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,[b] God did by sending his own […]Read more "Romans 8, False Dichotomy?"