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Women Beyond Belief Podcast Coming Soon!

Wendy Marsman is launching a new podcast entitled “Women Beyond Belief.” She graciously asked if she could use the name of my book “Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion” and I agreed immediately! Here is her story. An Ex’s View of the World I think there is a large group of women who can […]

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia, Part Three

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Chapter 5 “The professor totally knows about Narnia or he wouldn’t be saying this weird stuff, Mom.” “Yep. Just wait until The Magician’s Nephew.” “I thought so.” We last left off with Susan and Peter, the two oldest children, finally bringing their youngest siblings’ problems to the guy […]

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The Evolution of God

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Christianity has struggled from its very origins to define the god at its central core. As you know, those who initially followed Jesus were Jews. Paul, the earliest writer in the New Testament, was actually a Jew who attacked Jews who participated in this early Jesus sect, probably in the 50’s CE. Because its base […]

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Separation of Church and State

Guest post by M. D. Fisher “Wouldn’t it be great if our society lived by the Bible?” is a sentiment I have heard many times.  Every time I hear it I get riled up because it requires gross ignorance to make such a statement. Most of Europe from the fourth century until the sixteenth either […]

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Who Invented Heaven?

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One of the major promises of virtually all religions is that after you die here on earth, you will be taken to a paradise in heaven where everything will be perfect forever. Of course, you have to do everything the religion requires you to do to qualify. In some cases that is separating your dishes […]

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The Not-So-Intelligent Designer

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Ever wonder why we have an appendix? Why so much of our genome is superfluous? Or, in my case, ever give birth to a baby with severe physical deformities who could not safely be born without medical intervention, and then have your friends quote the biblical psalm at you about God knitting a baby together […]

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia, Part 2

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Chapters 1-4 “Oh, I do not like Edmund.” “No one does, honey.” Little Bit has patiently allowed me to explain the air raids of London during World War II before moving past the first paragraph of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. This plot contrivance allows the […]

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Journey of an Ex-Muslim atheist from Bangladesh to the USA

Guest post by Zerin M. Firoze Please read last week’s post for the first part of the journey of this brave young woman. A year ago, every moment of my life passed with the constant fear of rape and death. Islamic extremists could break into my house and kill me at any moment. The Bangladeshi […]

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Journey of a Bangladeshi Woman from Islam to Atheism

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Guest post by Zerin M. Firoze I never believed in religion, not even as a child. Religions, particularly Islam, never made sense to me. However, I used to believe in Allah—The Almighty God who created the whole universe. After all, just like most Muslim kids, it was drilled into my head that there is no […]

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When Will the US Have Its Own Cleopatra?

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Cleopatra, the most well-known but not the first female pharaoh, ruled Egypt 2000 years ago. The first woman ruler of Egypt may have been Sobekneferu who ruled 1800 years before Cleopatra. Moving closer to the present, there have been 59 countries who have had women leaders in the past fifty years according to a 2016 […]

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