Reading Time: 10 minutes I’ve been asked this one question many times over the years, and it’s always posed with a spiteful sneer: ‘Aren’t you glad your mother was pro-life?’ But my mother was pro-choice.
Reading Time: 5 minutes More than ever before, adult children are breaking ties with their parents. Shifting cultural norms and expectations, coupled with increased individualism and awareness of mental health concepts, are prompting children in their 30s to go “limited contact/no contact” with parents, and learn techniques like “gray-rocking” to communicate with parents who trigger emotional breakdowns and irrational […]
Reading Time: 11 minutes Intentionality only carries women so far. To make the distance, to become even conditionally human in King Al Mohler’s eyes, women must actually reach the finish line by actually bearing an actual baby and then raising it.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Al Mohler helped set parenting up as a game his people can’t win anymore. And now he’s trying to scare his flocks into playing. Today, I’ll show you why he’s not being honest about the game he’s demanding women play for him.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Last week, Al Mohler did something he usually does: he objectified and literally dehumanized women. But this time, he faced some backlash for it. Today, I’ll show you what happened, and then we’ll look at why he did it–and why it didn’t work this time.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Deconversion opened up a whole new capacity to make observations and ask questions that I’d never imagined while I was Christian. And a lot of those observations and questions came up around the topic of Hell. Join me today for a romp through the stuff about Hell I never even thought about till after leaving Christianity!
Reading Time: 3 minutes In honor of the first bout of actually-nice weather in my town, I offer up a Super Special of past posts from Roll to Disbelieve. The theme today: Moms, Miracles, and Meaningfulness. Enjoy!
Reading Time: 9 minutes I was thinking today about Christians who accuse ex-Christians of treating their god like an automatic teller machine (ATM). They level this accusation at us whenever we remind them that prayer doesn’t do anything in the real world. A while ago, they decided that if we mention this shortcoming, then obviously we deconverted because we didn’t get a pony upon demand. Today, let me show you how I figured out why Christians keep accusing us of this imagined shortcoming.
Reading Time: 7 minutes “Mother” is a serious word to me, one that encompasses care, love, sacrifice, courage, hard work, dedication, support, and so much more. When I hear about terrible mothers, about abusive mothers, about cold and uncaring mothers, part of me wants to shower these women’s children with my own mother. I’d certainly be on safe ground if I did.
Reading Time: 12 minutes I wish it could shock me anymore, seeing a family ripped apart by religion. It happens constantly in this modern age–and will probably get worse, really. But this story touched me particularly today because it hit a few all-too-familiar notes in that discordant jangle that is the Cult of Before Stories.