The Excuse Makers

There are good Christians. Many good Christians. So I don’t want you to think I don’t recognize them. But even among this crowd they will often excuse the extremist Christians simply because they claim Christianity. I remember once listening to the radio on one of my road trips and a couple Christians called in or […]

Signal to noise

I’m trying to be less abrasive and forward about certain topics that can be touchy with people. I’ve noticed like many people, I am a victim of the internet age. So what does that mean? It means I’ve found myself falling into countless internet debates on comment threads about these abrasive kinds of topics. At […]

How I came to Deism

I grew up Catholic. I wasn’t abused as a child. I had two loving older parents and three older siblings. We were middle class average Americans.  The overwhelming majority of my friends were the same way, white middle class Christian with two loving parents and siblings. As far as I remember, nobody was super religious. […]

Nature Doesn’t Care

Sometimes it’s hard to understand the world we live in. Growing up religious I had a lot of ideas about the world that never seemed to really ring true when faced with the reality of the situation. It left me feeling like there were a lot of unanswered questions about why things happen the way […]

The Amazement of Youth

Every so often we hear about a prodigy in the world. Someone who despite their young age has accomplished something great. Sometimes this really is an incredible feat and other times it’s just a young person who got lucky and made it into the spotlight for doing something that countless other youth have also been […]