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Re-blog: Courting Trouble, The Christian Practice of Marrying Off Teen Girls

I saw this today and thought it was really well written. It deserves a wide audience. The article is on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) website. It’s entitled Courting Trouble, The controversy over Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sheds light on the fundamentalist Christian practice of marrying off teen girls, written by Matt Kwong. An excerpt…

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Trump Supporter Denial

As a citizen of the USA, the last 12 months with Donald Trump have been gut wrenching. The American people elected a narcissistic idiot who constantly has his ego at the forefront of everything. He’s a threat to the safety of the world and an embarrassment to the country. But here’s the thing that truly…

Moving My Blog from WordPress.com to GoDaddy

I started this blog on the free WordPress.com service back in April 2014. I’ve had a few unrelated sites before, but this blog — about my journey away from faith — became far more important to me than the others. Since I work in the IT field and since I spend a lot of time…

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,…