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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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To Be Grateful

Do you ever take the time to be grateful for all the blessings in your life?  No…….not just a passing moment and saying, “Yeah, of course I am.”  I mean……do you take the time to really STOP and FEEL GRATITUDE throughout your entire being?  To feel the depths of thankfulness and appreciation and gratitude for […]

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The Art of Mindfulness in a Busy Life

What is Mindfulness? In simplest terms, mindfulness is that state of Being, in which one is deeply and fully present in each moment.  Or as the saying goes, “Stopping to smell the roses.” But really……what does that MEAN? Most People Live Life Deeply Unconscious How many of these scenarios sound familiar? You’ve eaten a meal so fast, […]

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Book Review: “The Birth of Christianity”

Since the fall of 2013, I’ve gotten back into reading books again, which has been wonderful.  Growing up, I was a voracious reader, to the point that the entire world around me seemed to disappear while reading.  People would have conversations with me, and I’d have zero recollection that they were even there.  While I […]

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Chip & Natalie

My Daughter is a Christian – I’m Not

This letter is for my daughter Natalie, because I love her very much, and because it’s not easy for us sometimes.  It’s not easy to communicate, especially,  for many reasons: age, experience, and education are among the obvious ones, but these days, one of the biggest challenges is because of the difference in what we […]

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What is Reality, Anyway?

 As a continuation of my last article regarding what we think and believe, I am often intrigued by the question of What is “Reality?”  Even deeper than that, Can we even know what “reality” is?  If so, how do we KNOW?   This common Internet meme seems to sum up the problem of just 1 set of […]

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Paradox and Balance in Life

How does one create and sustain balance in life?  And what does it really mean to live a “balanced” life?  Is it merely existing in a state of moderation in what you choose, or does it require something more? And do ALL things in life require balance, i.e. be “Fair and Balanced” like Fox News […]

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