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 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…

Godless Motivation

Motivation for life is something that has been written about, and spoken about to no end. Throughout every century, successful people have written about how they became successful, and specifically how they have overcome obstacles. These books fly off the shelves, and seminars are sold-out in no time. People from all walks of life flock…

My hope for you for 2018

The year in review: The good 2017 has been an amazing, joyful, liberating, hurtful, divisive, difficult year. I started this year with an amazing gift from K9s for Warriors, receiving my service dog, Dozer. I was on a waiting list for her for almost two years, and you can read more about what she has…

What is this Christmas about anyways?

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (Mat 1:23 KJV) Christmas is a time of year in which most people in America try and suggest that there is a “war on Christmas”. However, we know…

Author of Confusion: The Book

Introduction This is a very long post, I have attached this courtesy PDF copy for your viewing pleasure and for download: Author of Confusion_TheBook I started the Author of Confusion series a little over four months ago after deciding to start presenting my questions in a public forum about what I saw was serious issues…