NFL Running Back Arian Foster Joins Openly Secular

Hi gang! Sorry I've been so silent lately. It's really just been a combination of being really busy with work, playing Destiny in my spare time, and not having a whole lot to say lately. But the other day, I ran across a really great article about Arian Foster joining Openly Secular, which is trying… Continue reading NFL Running Back Arian Foster Joins Openly Secular

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Public Office and Political Activism Just Don’t Mix

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

Religious Freedom in a Secular Society

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

Tolerance

Sometimes I think my blog may come off a bit too strongly. Since the recent deconversion my wife and I have gone through, our relationships with parents, siblings, and many of our friends have changed substantially. Due to the doctrine of withdrawal (which I still plan to write about one day), they don't believe they… Continue reading Tolerance

Why Gay Marriage Is Not a Civil Rights Issue

EDIT: I just wanted to say that I no longer agree with this article -- I've changed my mind about a number of things since then. However, I've so far decided to leave up my old posts as a record of the evolution in my thought processes over the years. _______________________________________________________________________ I've posted on the… Continue reading Why Gay Marriage Is Not a Civil Rights Issue

Persecution

Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. - 1 Tim 3:12 Recently, we were discussing this passage in a bible class, and it caused me to think more deeply about it than I really have before. I'm blessed to live in America, where people have been free to… Continue reading Persecution