Switching from the Samsung Note 4 to Apple iPhone 6s Plus

I’m a mobile device junky. In my technology job, I’m fortunate that I get to work with popular mobile devices including Apple iPads, Android tablets and smartphones and Windows mobile phones. But when it comes to the smartphone I carry around full time, I’ve been a long time Android user, starting with the original Motorola Droid…

Halloween Fun After Deconversion

I love Halloween. I remember lots of conflicted feelings about All Hallows Eve during my adult Christian years. After all, fear-mongering conservative Christians said it was the devil’s day — a Satanic holiday rooted in evil! After opening my eyes to the silliness of believing in a horned red-colored monster, it’s now one of my favorite…

Fully Automated Tech Support? (No Human Interaction)

I don’t normally write about technology or computer related items on this blog. I work in that field, but this blog has been primarily about religion and my journey with fundamentalism. But an experience I had this afternoon was interesting and a little odd. I use Cox Cable for my Internet service and cable TV, and overall…

Now Out – Openly Secular

Hi, my name is Clay Gibney. As part of a new post about how I escaped almost becoming a full time minister on the Rational Doubt blog, I decided the timing was right to be openly secular. I’m inspired by the courage of others who have done so. I’m inspired too by the many brave…

Denial is Incredibly Powerful

Over the last 5 years, I’ve become acutely aware of the power of denial. I saw it in dramatic fashion with my wife as our marriage ended, and I’ve both witnessed and experienced it during my spiritual journey. We have all likely been in denial about something at some point in our lives. It’s human nature to…