Posted inFilm/TV

What I learned about atheists from God’s Not Dead

Reading Time: 8 minutes Today the movie God’s Not Dead comes out on DVD, and thousands of church leaders will dutifully run out to purchase their copies to show to their churches sometime in the coming weeks. They will enthusiastically watch it and gush about how wonderful the film is and how beautifully it captures their faith. Because movies like this […]

Posted inGeneral

Oh Great, Yet Another Atheist Blog

Reading Time: 6 minutes Just what the world needed, right? I feel ya.  I promise I do.  To be honest, I get as tired as you get reading the same stories and the same memes over and over again ad nauseam.  I’m in a lot of groups and over time you see the same stuff get repeated a lot.  […]

Posted inGeneral, Parenting & Family, The Secular

Please Don’t Hold Me at Arm’s Length

Reading Time: 5 minutes Dear (family member), I’d like to talk to you for a minute about this…thing…that’s come between us.  Because we are family, our conversations remain warm and our mutual love is authentic.  For that I am grateful.  But amidst the warmth there remains an uncomfortable tension—an emotional distance—that wasn’t there before.  Things between us were pretty […]

Posted inGeneral

Is It Loving to Warn People about Hell?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Fritz is an odd fellow.  Patriotism runs deep in his family but he takes it to the next level, enjoining his children to faithfully recite the pledge of allegiance and sing the national anthem once a day every day of their lives.  Loyalty to the United States of America is extremely important to him, and […]

Posted inGeneral, The Secular

Southern Atheists Unite!

Reading Time: 2 minutes I could use your help with something.  David Silverman over at American Atheists has announced that next year’s big national convention will be held in Memphis, TN, which is Deep South territory.  But I’m discovering that getting the word out to groups of skeptics around this region is really difficult!  For one thing, “freethinkers” don’t […]

Posted inFilm/TV, General

My Life in Movies: Groundhog Day

Reading Time: 10 minutes In honor of the late Harold Ramis, the next movie to illustrate my deconversion has to be Groundhog Day.  It’s one of my favorite movies of all time, as I know it is for many others, and few movies have stimulated as much philosophical and theological debate.  There’s so much that could be said—and already […]

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