The Walls We Build

Photo Credit: ArtStation.com “Good vs. Evil”, by Xuan Long CG fundamentalism: a movement or attitude stressing strict and literal adherence to a set of basic principles. (TheMerriam-Webster.com Dictionary) Dirt in the middle of a field of lush, tall grass. This dirt isn’t just randomly there, but it creates a line. A line from the feed…

Cook more, Preach less

 I think food, culture, people and landscape are all absolutely inseparable. Anthony Bourdain Cooking shows have always been my favorite. While I am in no way an expert cook (far from it), cooking shows take out everything else that dramatizes relationships and personalities. While we do not all have to believe in a god, we…

Short and Plague Saturday

30 The next day Moses said to the people, “You have sinned a great sin. And now I will go up to the LORD; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.” 31 So Moses returned to the LORD and said, “Alas, this people has sinned a great sin. They have made for themselves gods…

The Language of Evolution: Book review of “The Language of God”

“…no scientific observation can reach the level of absolute proof of the existence of God.” –Francis S. Collins, The Language of God The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, 2006, p. 78, The Language of God, from Francis S. Collins is an attempt to merge science and faith, and more specifically Mr….

The Open Table

Today, the United States Government is sending ICE agents to “round-up” thousands of undocumented “immigrants”. From the first day of this administrations Presidential campaign we have been informed that the people who are coming here are bad people, and only intend to harm us. Names have been said, dehumanization has occurred. People that I would…

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…