Category Archives for Religion

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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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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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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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia – Introduction

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By Alexis Record Magic spells, witches, and my devotedly conservative Christian parents are okay with it? Wow! I had a lot of restrictions growing up in the 80s and 90s during the height of my experience with evangelical culture. Leaders in our religious tradition considered many books, types of music, and television shows to be […]

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The Arrogance of Religious Thought

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By author William A. Zingrone I wrote the recently published The Arrogance of Religious Thought long before the epitome of arrogance and religion joined hands in the most insidious of ways delivering us the Trump Presidency that looms before our very eyes. I already felt it was time, with just over a decade passed in this New […]

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Where did that name YHWH come from?

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Unless you are Jewish or took a course in religion during your lifetime, you may not even know what the letters YHWH stand for. No worries. It is the name of God written in Hebrew in the Torah or, as Christians call it, the Old Testament. The word is composed of all consonants because the […]

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