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…

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,…

Strawberry Chiffon Pie Recipe

Here’s a light and fluffy strawberry pie recipe. This dessert will get you two thumbs up from your family and guests. Ingredients: 1/4 C hot water 1 3 oz package strawberry gelatin (I used Jello) 2 6 oz Containers of strawberry yogurt (I used Yoplait) 8 oz container Cool Whip 1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust…

Easy Peasy Lemonade Recipe

This refreshing lemonade recipe is what you’re yearning for on a hot summer day. Quick and easy to make. Sure to be a family favorite. Ingredients: 1 lemon sliced (discard end pieces) 1 C 100% lemon juice (I used ReaLemon) 1 1/4 sugar 8 C water   Instructions: In saucepan, combine 1 1/4 C sugar…

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,…

Scientology – Craziness in Abundance

Leah Remini, actress and former Scientologist, has an 8-part television series on A&E entitled Scientology: The Aftermath. Recently, she did a reddit AMA that was quite interesting, and she will apparently answer more questions on reddit tomorrow. Three episodes have aired so far (Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST).  The current episodes have centered on former Scientologists…