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…

Chronic Stress and Burnout…Stopping the downward spiral

Originally posted on COMC:
Before we proceed: This article is not politically correct or warm and fuzzy.  These are tactics that, through much pain, have worked for me.  My motive: If I can help one person by sharing, being open and honest, I have accomplished my mission.  Therefore, I offer no apologies. Burnout The dictionary…

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…

Roy Moore, Al Franken, Donald Trump, and Jesus

“…Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” (Gen 3:16 ESV) Definitely Author of Confusion series worthy What is it with sex? Obviously, if you are doing it right, it should be pretty awesome. However, the obsession that our culture has with sex is ridiculous. As much as conservatives want…

Why care about what someone else believes?

The bible demands Christians to be evangelical I was often approached as a Christian and asked why I cared what someone else believed? Why be so evangelical? If someone else wants to believe differently, then why should that be my concern? While I fully understand people have different perspectives on life, my fundamental beliefs simply…

Author of Confusion; Creation

Photo Credit: transpacificproject.com When tradition is the source of income One of the most rewarding things about becoming a free thinker, and an atheist from that, has been the ability to abandon archaic teachings that simply do not line up with scientific evidence. I can remember as a believer in every word of scripture being…

Marriage as a Secular/Religious Couple

The bibles confusing message It is not easy to read your scripture and figure out what the bible thinks of marriage. Whether or not you should even get married as a believer is brought into question in 1 Corinthians 7:32-40. That section of scripture is full of confusion. Paul goes back and forth on the…