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Just so you know: your Christianity is far less “peaceful” than you think.

August 11, 2011

I consider myself to be a realistic person, overall. While I may speak in hyperbole in my everyday life (“This is the best thing of all time! Do you hear me?! Of all time!” “Okay, I already looked for that, like, twelve billion times.”) I try to think and speak “professionally” as accurately as possible. I am well aware that outliers do not define a trend. I obviously don’t think that all Christians are violent, immoral, etc. However: I do…

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Religion Science

My past life experience from my life’s past

January 26, 2011
Charles Darwin proposed the theory of evolutio...

I need to stop with these excruciatingly terrible titles. Almost a year ago, when I still identified as a Christian, I underwent a past life regression experiment with my sister and my brother-in-law. At the time, I wasn’t sure if I believed in the idea of past lives, but I decided to give the experience a try and see what happened. What did happen was, as I was just explaining to my friend, “trippy.” I remember the feelings of wanting to fly…

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Family Religion

Surviving the holidays, non-affiliated

December 28, 2010
the sexy santa assistants were there to take a...

So now, on the other side of it all, I can officially say- I’ve survived the holiday season for the first time as an unaffiliated person. And it really wasn’t that hard. I think that a lot of people have a vision of atheists as being anti-Christmas, or anti-religious-holidays in general. I can’t speak for the majority of atheists, but as for myself I have no problem with the holidays. If they are something that can bring families together or…

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Religion

Unsupportive Support Group

December 14, 2010
A photo of a group conducting psychotherapy.

I swear that I do not hate Christians. However, I do have a strong distaste for people who are rude (and if they happen to be a Christian, then I have to write about it on here, I mean, I have to). A few weeks ago I was hospitalized for being and feeling suicidal. I stayed in treatment from Tuesday until Saturday night at 12:30 p.m. (when my told was officially up). While in treatment I met a lot of…

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Religion

Apologetics, Why Won’t You Apologize To Me

November 28, 2010
Latter-day Saints believe in the resurrected J...

Just one day after my last post about friends proselytizing to me, I get another e-mail from a friend asking me to listen to an apologetics podcast. I will say it once so I never have to say it again: apologetics is the desperate act of Christians trying to make sense of their faith, which will never make sense. I am rather upset about this. Here, take a hilarious video:…

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Religion

Why friends are good, and also difficult

November 12, 2010
In the thick of the street festival, some demo...

I’ve had a lot of mixed reactions from friends since starting this blog and ~spiritual journey~. Some Christian friends have been extremely supportive of me, and even said that by questioning God I’m showing more reverence for him than the people who blindly believe. And then again. Not that many of my friends have been abrasive to me. Only my parents have shown their discontent at my new life change, at least up until a few days ago. Now, I…

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Religion

Worst. Christian. EVER.

August 18, 2010
People Praying

I’ve recently (as in, within the last 24 hours) discovered Stuff Christians Like, a website that aims to both poke fun at Christian clichés and aks- do the clichés get in the way of worship? Being me, I decided to quickly read through as many of the archived 500 posts as seemed appropriate to my life. Oddly enough, it was significantly easier for me to find out that I am a huge cliché of a white person according to Stuff…

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Religion

Rock me, sexy Bible

August 17, 2010

It’s no secret that I use StumbleUpon to find the majority of my blog content. And StumbleUpon usually does me a great service by providing me with many thought-provoking websites and articles. And then I get this. I love whoever submitted this verse, and this verse alone, to StumbleUpon: 20 There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses. Ezekiel 23:20 Sexy! (p.s. I Google image searched “bestiality”…

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Religion

On allowing myself

July 25, 2010

The problem I have with many religions is being told directly what faith should be, which ends up as someone else’s version of faith. This, in turn, means people are left to break tenets of their religious background or belief system, in order to be themselves. This creates an internal battle between their nature and an imposed outside vision. – Casey Komcher, A Personal Tao Isn’t the point of Christianity that God made us imperfect and we need Him to…

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