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It’s a Wonderful Life (with Narcissism)

Reading Time: 8 minutes The other day I got to watch a Christian speak with wide-eyed breathless earnestness about how he’d figured out how to follow Jesus in as Biblical a way as possible. Not stated but clearly implied was that everybody in the world who had some other idea was flat wrong about the subject. Oh, wait, no, […]

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H-E-double-hockey-sticks: Be Not Afraid.

Reading Time: 12 minutes I just want to get this out in the open: it’s going to be fun writing this post without using any expletives as I’m aware that some blog reader apps filter cuss words; if my longtime friends are reading this blog and wondering just which space aliens finally kidnapped me and replaced me with a […]

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Captain Cassidy and the Cosmic Purpose.

Reading Time: 9 minutes When I was a Christian, I not only firmly believed that I had a great and grand purpose in life, but that non-believers had no purpose at all. Let’s back up a minute and examine why I thought that, why it was such an insulting thing to think of others, and how I crawled out […]

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Wherein Yr. Loyal Correspondent Attends a Pagan Orgy.

Reading Time: 8 minutes No, really, that’s how I ended up re-joining the Pentecostal church. About six months after leaving fundamentalism the first time, my boyfriend at the time, Biff, went to a church service with the specific intention of trolling the Christians there and ended up getting “exorcised” of a “demon.” (Scare quotes are used because I never, […]

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Telling Lies, Telling Sweet Little Lies (To Myself).

Reading Time: 7 minutes Thankfully, after I’d fled Biff, I had a variety of online friends through the gaming community who offered me shelter. I chose the friend’s place that was furthest on the map from Biff that still spoke English: Vancouver, Canada. I have generally very fond memories of Canada. I was their token barbarian lass from Texas […]

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My Consent (Doesn’t Really Matter).

Reading Time: 9 minutes When I was a Christian, I realized that my consent didn’t matter in the least about anything that happened to me. I didn’t own my own body–my father did until I got married, and at that point my husband would for as long as we were married. I never belonged to myself. I had no […]

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Christianity’s Mad Men.

Reading Time: 6 minutes Quick: How many Alka-Seltzer tablets does someone take at a time? Even if you’ve never actually taken Alka-Seltzer in your entire life, you know the answer to that question, don’t you? And you know it because an advertiser made a jingle (“Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is!”) that sticks in the […]