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Do hopes and prayers work? Not Measurably.

Because religion is so important in the USA, “thoughts and prayers” are often used as an excuse for actually DOING something to effect change. See: Total Inaction by Congress on Gun Control Laws to stop mass shootings among the more obvious examples. In science and medicine, there’s this thing called “The Scientific Method” to test […]

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I choose to read 100 books once, rather than 1 book 100x.

Read 100 Books Once, or the Bible 100x?

This blog post originated as my conclusion to a discussion with a couple devout Christian friends.  It’s been modified to be less of a personal response, and more of a general response to certain Christian apologetic arguments.  Bear in mind, I consider both men, who shall remain unnamed, to be truly good friends.  Despite frequent, […]

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Getting Through the Stresses of Life by Living in the NOW

“The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle

I generally describe myself as an agnostic Zen atheist Buddhist, but the order of the words doesn’t mean much. 😜 “Now” is Truly All that We Have I first read this book, and listened to the audiobook, multiple times about 10 years ago, after I’d left Christianity and any idea of a conscious deity. I […]

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Why Did I Come Out as an Atheist?

There is No God In my recent post Evolution of an Atheist, I described my life journey from being a devout Christian to being an avowed and “out” atheist.  Since then, I have posted atheistic/agnostic content somewhat more frequently on my social media outlets, but it’s still not something that I focus on extensively.  Whether […]

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How I Became an Atheist

Evolution of an Atheist

This article has been roiling around my brain for a few years, and it’s time to write it, as several people have recently asked me some questions about it.  It’s the story of how I became an atheist – something I never could have imagined when I was younger.  Sit back with a good cup […]

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