Jesus

Living in Darkness

440747_ligths_9 I was driving home tired, rubbing a headache with one hand and avoiding rabbits in the road with the other. After breaking so hard I hiccuped, my eyes drifted across the street to a dark lawn and two tiny floating lights above the grass. On second glance I realized it was two people lying on their backs holding open cell phones above their faces. At first I felt nostalgic, even envious that they took the time to reflect and enjoy the cool night air and watch the stars like I used to in college. It's been so long... But now that I'm writing this, I realize my initial observation missed the point; these two would-be stargazers were wasting a special opportunity. Instead of examining the great expanse of nature above and around them, they were looking at their phones, unable to see anything beyond the small lights shining in the dark. No moon for them, no nature, and no awe--just the blue glow of battery-powered technology. (more…)

randomness

Is life too noisy?

Not everything in life is about baby eating and orgies to pagan gods (or is it?). Sometimes we need to spread some practical love around the internet to make life better for everyone! Here’s my tip of the day: Loud neighbors? Trouble sleeping? Road construction? Nagging spouse?  Then have I Read more…

religion

Do you Pinky Swear?

“Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?” What if–instead of swearing on a bible, holy book, or other boring document–we could pinky swear? I’d even go for a “cross my heart” every once in a while. Well, the folks over at secularpinkyswear.org Read more…

Christianity

God, What a Workout!

I figured out why I gained so much weight after high school… I stopped believing in the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit! After that, worship went from being a full-contact sport to a meditative study hall. And since deconverting–shit–I must be the most out of shape I’ve ever been! Read more…