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The Handbook: Examining the Evidence

Reading Time: 10 minutes I wasn’t stupid, willfully-ignorant, or mentally will when I made the decision to become a fundamentalist, and I really don’t like it when someone implies that about anyone. I thought the religion had evidence supporting its claims. On that count I was wrong, and here’s the list of what I was wrong about.

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And I Still Belong To Me.

Reading Time: 9 minutes A new friend of mine wrote a blog post at Ex-Communications about Christianity’s massive blind spot about consent–and all Hell broke loose about one line in it.

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Why I Support Brittany Maynard’s Right to Die.

Reading Time: 11 minutes (CN: The right to die; death with dignity; my mother’s death of cancer. This is going to be heavy. Also, fuck cancer.) You could guess I do support the right to die, right? But not everybody does. Death with dignity is one of the causes that Christians tend to oppose bitterly. In fact I’m hard-pressed […]

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Silence, Happiness, and Enthusiastic Consent

Reading Time: 16 minutes There’s been a whole lot of talk lately about this new idea called “enthusiastic consent.” I wanted to talk about it today and why that idea is such a game-changer not only in the arena of sexuality but also in every arena of life, and why I think that all of us–especially religious people–should adopt […]

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Silence, Happiness, and Enthusiastic Consent.

Reading Time: 16 minutes There’s been a whole lot of talk lately about this new idea called “enthusiastic consent.” I wanted to talk about it today and why that idea is such a game-changer not only in the arena of sexuality but also in every arena of life, and why I think that all of us–especially religious people–should adopt […]

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Redefining Words: Love

Reading Time: 13 minutes Christianity’s been quietly redefining the word “love” to the point where I can’t really be sure that any Christian I talk to who uses that word is actually using it in a way that I would ever recognize.