The Day I Became a Woman

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By Priya Iyer The day I became a woman, biologically speaking, was the day I learned that God hated me. Looking back, I realize that there had been signs, little nuggets here and there. Like the time on a family vacation in India seven-year old me noticed something rather odd. I was tiny, with short, […]

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I am an Atheist

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By Karen Loethen If you are here from Google, or if you are looking for information about atheism, or if you are an atheist, or if you are looking for information about people who are atheists. Welcome! I am a full-on, no holds barred, non-agnostic atheist. The type that does not hold to anything supernatural. […]

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The Horse and His Boy – Chapter 11

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia By Alexis Record “If Aslan is powerful, why didn’t he save Shasta as a baby by sending him back to his family instead of giving him to someone who would abuse him all his life?” “Good point, I…” “Why can’t Aslan just blow […]

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The Horse and His Boy – Chapters 9-10

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Alexis Record “Lions are really bad!” “Just this one.” “I was talking about the ones in Calormen, too.” “They are all the same one.” “Wait…it’s Aslan? Really?” “Yeah it will all be revealed in a chapter or so.” “But these lions were all shaggy and bitey.” “It was still Aslan.” “He’s really awful.” “Agreed.” The […]

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Experiences of Women About Different Religions

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Arina Thoggy When Cami Ostman, a famous author, and Susan Tive, a renowned editor, met in a Seattle based memoir-writing class, they found a strong bonding between themselves. This connection was based on their experiences in fundamentalist religious groups. Ostman has spent the major part of her life involved in  charismatic Christian organizations. Tive converted […]

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The Horse and His Boy – Chapters 6-8

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Alexis Record “I know all about marriage.” “Oh really! Enlighten me.” “Well you hug and kiss, and you fight over the thermostat and hide the video game controllers.” “That’s actually pretty accurate.” “No one should be forced to do those things. That would be wrong.” “You’re right. Someone should always have the right to choose […]

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Darwin Day – 2/12/18

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Jane Roberts Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 and February 12, 2018 Darwin Day is the 209th anniversary of his birth and the 159th anniversary of the publication of his master work “On the Origin of Species.” To make a long story short, his thesis seemed to suggest that survival of the fittest […]

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Why Are You Angry at God?

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By Karen Loethen Am I raging and wounded? Have I seen too much pain and unfairness that I have entered a period of anger at God? Am I in despair and feeling hopeless? Am I afraid that God has abandoned me in my desperation? Am I feeling that Life Isn’t Fair? Am I unable to […]

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A Reflection on My Mom’s Passing

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By Dorothy Husen My mom passed away a few weeks ago on New Year’s Eve. She was 88 years old. The story of her life reads like a thriller novel. She was a survivor, a strong woman, and a devoted mother. She also was a Christian. Christianity gave meaning to her life’s suffering. She told […]

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The Horse and His Boy – Chapters 4-5

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  By Alexis Record “What’s a litter?” “It’s like a bench that people carry you around on.” “Can I have one?” “No.” “Please?” “No.” “Please please please pleeeeeeeeease!” “No.” “And you and daddy could carry me around on it!” “No.” “…” “…” “Maybe for my birthday?” Tashbaan is the most beautiful city. It’s pure grandeur, […]

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