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February 17 2018, 12 PM

Less than a mile from my house, the construction of a church is taking place. This new house for a god, a rather modest structure, stands in front of a much larger church and across the street from an even bigger church. Three buildings designed with one ...

February 10, 9AM

I can remember it like it was yesterday, my father debating with a Christian from another sect about what it means to be a follower of Christ. He loved challenging believers from other churches, largely because he didn’t think they were real Christians...

February 5, 10AM

Let me begin by saying that I’ve never heard the voice of any god, demon or angel. Never! Trust me, I’ve never even gotten a phone call from one. I’m just as relieved to tell the you the truth, because if I ever did hear the voice of a god, any god...

January 28, 7AM

I have a confession to make. I was raised in a religious cult. Uh-oh, here we go again you may be thinking, another cult victim writing about her experiences. I understand how the stories may begin to blur in our collective minds. There really are so man...

January 22, 6AM

Exactly how much faith must the faithful have? If I had a dollar for every time a believer smiled serenely at my pesky questions and then replied with the ultimate slap in my logical face: “God requires that we have faith,” I’d have accrued a siza...

January 17, 1PM

“Honey, please, don’t worry about grandma. She’s in heaven with the angels now. Grandpa is with her and Aunt Rosie and even little Fido. Grandma is happy and someday we’ll see her again.” Such beautiful words that on the surface seem harmless e...

January 13, 7AM

Last summer, while hanging out with a few friends of a certain age, we began to discuss how much life had changed since we were kids. One thing led to another and eventually we arrived at a kind of mutual consensus that our parents had done a pretty poor ...

January 3, 1PM

Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. Proverbs 23:13As an elementary principal of a rural school in Maine, I witnessed a lot of family dysfunction. I often marveled that so many children could manage their little worlds i...