Parenting: Can an Atheist be thankful?

“The most terrible moment for an atheist is when he feels grateful and has no one to thank.” -Anonymous A statement that used to cause me to be puzzled is the one above. Yet, I heard that statement many times over the 21 years I spent as a Christian. I grew up in a home…

The paradox of god’s paintings

When I was a teenager I went with my church on a “mission trip” (name assigned to trips dedicated to sharing Jesus with unsuspecting strangers) to Chinle, AZ at the Navajo nation reservation. Nothing like continuing to ruin a populations culture through religious dogma hundreds of years after we did it the first time. Anyways,…

Why you should stop praying, and start meditating.

Does prayer “work”? “Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, Your name be honored as holy. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13…

Why spirituality is more important than atheism.

For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse. (Rom 1:20 CSB) Our soul, the organ of god placed inside us to yearn for something higher then ourselves…

Why your god is not real

Is there a god? The age-old question that has been debated, and wrote about for ages. In reality, I believe that is a senseless question to have. In a world where religious motivated violence plagues everyone’s peace, the important question to ask is whether or not your god is real. When we live in a…

The Selfishness of Religion

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (Joh 3:16 ESV) Oh, how special you are. You, being specifically a human, are special. Everything was created for your benefit, for your pleasure (but not too much pleasure, that is…

Why Hell Does Not Matter

27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. (Mat 5:27 ESV) Before Jesus came into the picture, hell (Sheol, מִשְּׁא֥וֹל), seemed to be more of…

The randomness of science or the mysteries of god?

I often heard in my “Bible-belt” culture of East Texas claim that god works in mysterious ways. That phrase became taboo over the years, even in Christian circles, because apparently there is nothing mysterious about god, because everything he does is promised in black and white ink (some red for you red-letter edition folks) in…

Be selective of your f****

Be selective of your fucks. Seriously, apparently a woman is born with only a certain number of eggs. Well, I swear we are all born with only a certain amount of fucks, and when we waste it on dumb shit, we are wasting our fucks. So, be selective. Don’t give a fuck about everything that…

When the Locker Room is in the West Wing

“And we should get on to much more important things and much bigger things.” –Donald Trump, then GOP Nominee for President during the second Presidential Debate via New York Times transcript. The 2016 election has long passed, and we are now almost a year into Donald Trumps Presidency that has been constantly marred by President…