The god of no one; the fundamentalists totalitarian faith

The fundamentalists totalitarian faith Likable: “having qualities that bring about a favorable regard”, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary. You may be wondering what “likable” has to do with the word’s totalitarian or faith. I will get back to it, stick with me. Fundamentalist religion is clearly in one of the biggest conundrums of its time (I…

Vulnerable Faith

Some would have us believe that their are kind hearted people out here that are still at risk of hell because they won’t say, or have not said a prayer. That’s not faith, thats legalism. Allow your faith to be vulnerable and experience the actual joy that’s everlasting. Some would have us believe that their…

The Danger of Toxic Religion

In the Old Testament, the Israelite’s are called upon to destroy the Amalekites numerous times. The Amalekites are the infidels of the Judeo-Christian Bible. They are the unbelievers, the apostates, and the Jews are called to rid the world of them. In 1 Samuel, the Bible reads, “And utterly destroy all that they have, and…

The Peace of Humanism

Philippians 4:7 (ESV) 7 “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds…” Peace. From the Greek word, εἰρήνη (eirene), in which some translations can also mean tranquility. Tranquil. That term just screams calm, breathe, silence, soft breeze, birds chirping, nature’s beauty. I am curious what one must think…

Parenting: Can an Atheist be thankful?

Originally posted on Guard Down, Heart Up:
“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…

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…