Roy Moore, the GOP and Pedophilia

You’ve probably heard about the allegations against Roy Moore, the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat. If not, you can catch up via the recent Washington Post article. The following page includes some of the most interesting tweets I’ve seen on the topic.   NB: Anthony Weiner is in prison right now…

Two Compelling Abortion Related Arguments

I’ve never posted on the topic of abortion before. When I was a Christian fundamentalist, I was naturally “pro life” (or better described as anti-abortion). Before I completely left the faith, my views on abortion began to change as I gained more knowledge of medical science. Recently, the Friendly Atheist brought attention to Patrick S. Tomlinson’s…

Nosebleeds Mean You’re Possessed!

I often read posts on reddit and one recent post was so damn crazy (but believable), I just had to share. I was in my church sitting in the back, playing some games with my friend. My parents force me; I’m a junior in high school. Regardless, the pastor was talking about the devil convincing people…

How I Avoided the Ministry and Broke the Spell of Religion

This was originally posted to Rational Doubt two years ago. I recently had the opportunity to listen as Dr. Andy Thompson interviewed Linda LaScola at Washcon 2015 in Lynchburg, VA. Andy asked Linda about memorable interviews and stories from her book, “Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind“. Earlier this year, I purchased the book and found it an…

Simple Definition for Christianity and Islam

I thought the following pair of definitions for two of the most prominent religions in the world, did a good job of putting each belief into proper perspective. I tweaked both slightly both otherwise, I take no credit for them. Christianity The belief that a cosmic Jewish zombie, who existed before photography or video cameras,…

A Personal Update plus a Rant

I haven’t posted in a while. The last 6 months have been eventful with travel, house hunting, packing, and moving into a new house. But most recently, I’ve had to start job hunting. The latter was truly unexpected. What a punch in the gut! I’ve been working from home for 9 years as an IT…

Bethlehem Church of the Brethren – Boones Mill, Virginia

During my 34 years in Christianity, I made my last church home a small place called Bethlehem Church of the Brethren, located in a small rural community called Boones Mill, Virginia. This area had two distinctive notorieties: it’s sole traffic light was a speed trap, and illegal moonshine was made in great abundance. In fact,…