I'm sorry to post about something so local, but some of you outside of Alabama might find this interesting anyway. Because Jeff Sessions was one of our Senators prior to being appointed to US Attorney General, our state is in the process of holding a special election to replace him. The Democratic nominee, Doug Jones,… Continue reading Why Christians Shouldn’t Support Roy Moore
By this time, practically everyone has heard about the child molestation scandal surrounding Josh Duggar of 19 Kids & Counting fame. For those of you not as familiar with the story, the bare bones are these: Josh Duggar, who is now 27 years old, married, and the father 3 kids, molested 5 young girls (most… Continue reading Sins of the Father: Is part of Josh Duggar’s sexual deviancy a result of his upbringing?
Sigh... So here's what's been going on lately. Most of you who read this blog already know that when my wife and I left Christianity, it wrecked most of our family relationships. My wife's parents and siblings, as well as my own, felt that they could no longer interact with us socially after our deconversion.… Continue reading Frustration
As I've mentioned before, my home state of Alabama has recently been wrangling over the subject of gay marriage. A federal judge in the city of Mobile ruled that Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, which made us the 37th state legalizing it. Even though the state was dragged into this position, I couldn't… Continue reading Public Office and Political Activism Just Don’t Mix
So today marks 8 years that I've been doing this blog. That's a pretty big milestone! I had two posts on November 14, 2006, and I thought it would be fun to repost them here (along with a little commentary). Here's the first: Well, this is the first official post of my new blog. Don’t… Continue reading 8 Year Anniversary!
This post is not going to be in the standard format. Instead of laying out what I think about a particular issue and then possibly getting into a discussion afterward, I really just want to ask a series of questions that I hope readers will answer in the comment section. My background with Christianity is… Continue reading Discussion: What Did Jesus Teach?
A couple of weeks ago, there was a story in the news about a Texas high school track team that was disqualified from the state meet because one of their athletes pointed toward heaven after doing particularly well in his qualifying run. Apparently, it broke their rule against "excessive celebration." Despite being an atheist, I… Continue reading Religious Freedom in a Secular Society
If you haven't read the first post, you can find it here. Otherwise, I'll assume we're all on the same page. Here's question 2: 2. You behave ethically. I suggest that is because you were brought up christian. Most atheists choose to behave reasonably ethically, but why? Are some things really right and wrong, if… Continue reading 3 Questions for Atheists — 2nd Question
When I was growing up, I never for a minute considered that evolution might be true. I already "knew" that the Bible was the inerrant word of God, so evolution was simply error. And in my high school biology classes, our teacher made it clear that she had to teach us about evolution by law,… Continue reading The Evidence for Evolution Part 1
I read a great iReport at CNN today about raising children without God. It's definitely worth your time to check out. Here's an excerpt: A child should make moral choices for the right reasons. Telling him that he must behave because God is watching means that his morality will be externally focused rather than internally… Continue reading Sharing Some Links