A Personal Update Plus a Rant about Prayer

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…

Young Atheist Responds to Pastor Greg Locke

I just stumbled onto a young fellow named Alex J. O’Conner (a.k.a. CosmicSkeptic)  who recently posted a YouTube video. It is too good to not share. Alex’s video is in response to Pastor Greg Locke who resides in Juliet, TN. Greg Locke claims the Bible is infallible. Okay, nothing unusual there. As a former evangelical…

Great Memes About Religion

Are anti-religious memes effective? Do they plant seeds of doubt? I wonder about that. Cognitive science would say that we tend to listen only to information that confirms our preconceptions (confirmation bias). We disregard or ignore statements or facts that go against any strongly held belief. George Bernard Shaw said, “The moment we want to…

Proverbs 3:5 – A Horrible Bible Verse

As a young Christian, I remember hearing Proverbs 3:5-6 a lot in church. It’s a popular “life verse” for many. If you’re not familiar with the term ‘life verse’, it’s a Bible verse or passage that a Christian chooses to base their life around. It’s a verse that they feel is one of the most profound in…

God's Greatest Hits

With thanks to friends on reddit (with a few of my own additions), here’s a satirical list of some of God’s Greatest Hits. Or put another way, welcome to the craziness of Christian fundamentalism. Warning: NSFW language follows. Yahweh is omnipotent. But rests on the 7th day of creating stuff. He demands Adam and Eve follow a rule…

Why I Can't Believe Anymore — A Summary

It’s been more than two years since I came out as an atheist. In that time, my lost Christian faith has come up often with family and friends. It’s difficult to distill a decade-long journey into a 5 minute elevator speech. When believers ask, that’s typically all they want. They don’t want to hear a…

That's a Good Question!

There’s a recent article on ExChristian.net by Astreja entitled “So What?“. The post regards common remarks by believers toward atheists such as: “You just want to sin!“, or “You wouldn’t believe even if God suddenly appeared!“. The referenced post is fairly short and definitely worth the read, but there was a comment made by XPDan that I…

Liberty University – Former Graduates – Now Atheists

I’m a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in religion. Out of curiosity, I googled to see if I could find any posts or articles about former Liberty University students who are now atheists. A few things I found were: A book by Timothy Short called Preacher Boy that details Tim’s deconversion story. It sounds quite…