Sky Cake – Patton Oswalt – The Start of Religion

In the final post of my series about my faith journey, I speculated about how mankind came up with religion. It is likely that our human ancestors needed a way to combat the brutality of human violence that was all around (due to survival of the fittest). The smaller, weaker man REALLY needed a solution…

Biblical Condemnation & Religious Trauma

I’ve heard Dan Barker make the point that when he was a preacher of the gospel, he had to first convince people they were dammed and condemned to hell before he could “sell” the solution, which was faith in Jesus Christ. For those of us who were raised in the church, it’s a familiar message.…

Dear Believer Video – Brandon Fibbs

I saw this recently and found it very well done.The visual aspect alone is quite amazing. The video is entitled, “Dear Believer: Why Do You Believe?” Brandon Fibbs is the author, and it’s meant to be an open letter, of sorts, to religious believers. He makes a point that I personally kept coming back to in…