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The Unequally Yoked Club: Going Nuclear.

Reading Time: 9 minutes I had this big long old post I was doing about exactly how my time in the UYC came to an grueling end, but for various reasons (including that Biff is one of those tiresome dipsticks who threatens lawsuits every time he feels slighted), I decided to gloss over a lot of that drama. Here’s […]

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The Unequally Yoked Club: The Bargaining Table.

Reading Time: 10 minutes After Biff figured out that I was quite serious about having deconverted, the bargaining phase of his grief cycle began. It took a little while for me to realize that his goal was nothing less than to get me to step foot back inside a church, with the assumption that once I did, his god […]

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The Unequally Yoked Club: Questioning Assumptions.

Reading Time: 9 minutes This’ll be a brief post about assumptions I operated under when I was a Christian. These assumptions were a sort of mental voicemail message that played all the time in my head, in the background, under my radar. They were unquestioned and unexamined–just there. I think a lot of the time, Christians–especially the kind in […]

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The Unequally Yoked Club: You Didn’t Sign Up For This.

Reading Time: 13 minutes Before we can really get into the meat of this post, I need to say a few words first about the fundamentalist view of promises, because I don’t think most people outside that mindset will understand fully until this stuff’s on the table. I’ve talked before about the things that drew me to fundamentalism, namely […]

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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.