Category Archives: Religion

Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund

History has always been one of my favourite subjects, and I love well written historical fiction. I am well aware that it is necessary to take most historical fiction with a grain of salt – for pretty much any topic the author will have to do a lot of interpretation both due to lack of information and …

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Secular Sunday: Sexual Abuse & Victim Blaming in Religious Communities

TW for Sexual Abuse + Victim Blaming.   I am absolutely disgusted with the hiding of sexual abuse within religious organizations and institutions, and the victim blaming. I’ll be focusing on Evangelical Christianity in this post, because that is the cases that have come up for me lately, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen in …

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Secular Sunday: Losing My Religion, Part 4: Coming Out as an Atheist

I have been asked several times to share my story of how I went from growing up as an Evangelical Christian, to a Qur’an-only Muslim and finally as an Atheist. The only “beliefs” that give me no cognitive dissonance. In the words of Ayaan Hirsi Ali: The only position that leaves me with no cognitive …

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Secular Sunday: Losing My Religion, Part 3: Unitarian Universalism, Agnosticism and Atheism

I have been asked several times to share my story of how I went from growing up as an Evangelical Christian, to a Qur’an-only Muslim and finally as an Atheist. The only “beliefs” that give me no cognitive dissonance. In the words of Ayaan Hirsi Ali: The only position that leaves me with no cognitive …

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Secular Sunday: Losing My Religion, Part 2: Islam

I have been asked several times to share my story of how I went from growing up as an Evangelical Christian, to a Qur’an-only Muslim and finally as an Atheist. The only “beliefs” that give me no cognitive dissonance. In the words of Ayaan Hirsi Ali: The only position that leaves me with no cognitive …

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Writer’s Wednesday: F**k It by John C. Parkin

F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way by John C. Parkin has been described as Buddhism/Eastern Philosophy expressed in Western terms. As you you might already know, I am an atheist, so I don’t particularly care about the religious beliefs espoused, but I picked the book up nevertheless because it came highly recommended by a friend. It …

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Secular Sunday: Losing My Religion, Part 1: Christianity

I have been asked several times to share my story of how I went from growing up as an Evangelical Christian, to a Qur’an-only Muslim and finally as an Atheist. The only “beliefs” that give me no cognitive dissonance. In the words of Ayaan Hirsi Ali: The only position that leaves me with no cognitive …

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Secular Sunday: Jealousy and the Christian God

This is a reblog from my Tumblr. For a long time I have been wanting to talk about religion and why I am an Atheist. Many people have also asked me to write about my journey away from religion. Hopefully I will have time to write about these things soon, but for now, a small …

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Writer’s Wednesday: The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan is an exemplary introduction to skeptical thinking through the use of science, while never forgetting how important wonder and awe is, when it comes to appreciating the magnitude of the universe we inhabit. While never crude or unfairly dismissive, Sagan convincingly makes the …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni

Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America and American in Iran is the story of a young woman’s struggle for her identity and to find a place, where she belongs. Moaveni powerfully gives us a glimpse of what it is like, to grow up in one place thinking you belong somewhere else, but …

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