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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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Part II – How a Religious Cult Ruined My Life

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By Lisa Kendall Continued from January 20, 2018 Last week we explored how exploitation in high demand groups, commonly known as cults, is harmful to individuals and expensive for society. Some cultic experts say that not all cults are harmful. I disagree. The very definition of a cult – manipulating people for personal gain – […]

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Part I – How a Religious Cult Ruined My Life

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Guest writer Lisa Kendall I’m an SGA. That’s a second generation adult from a high demand group, commonly known as a cult. The flavor of cult my mother joined when I was nine was an end-time movement. There are five varieties of high demand groups including Bible, New Age, and Eastern, with over 3,700 “known” […]

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Sex as a Taboo – How to Create Awareness?

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By Guest Writer Ayushi Bhatnagar Sex is an act, not a definition of who you are and who god created you to be. But oftentimes, teenagers at the brink of attaining adulthood are fed the notion that sex is a taboo. Maybe because they have curious minds and maybe because they want to experience the […]

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The Bible Says What It Says About Women

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Guest Writer John Draper Progressive Christians need to have the proverbial Come to Jesus Moment about the Bible. Earlier this year, the trending hashtag on Twitter was #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear, started, I guess, by a Christian feminist as an afterthought as she was boarding a plane. At least it was trending in progressive Christian circles. The gist […]

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Christianity’s Roots in the Horror Movie Industry’s Anti-Sex Theme

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By Guest Writer Kate Harveston Whether you notice it or not, horror movie plots hold very strong Christian ties. The screenwriters of The Conjuring 2 even did an entire interview with a Christian news outlet about how their movie was “told through the eyes of believers whose strongest weapon is their faith in God.” Christian […]

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My Journey from Jew to Jew-ish

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Guest writer Cindi Hartman Lynch I was taught that I was born a Jew. It was something that was as much a part of me as being female or pale-skinned or dark-haired or anything else that I inherited via the genes of my parents. It didn’t matter what I believed.  No matter what, I was […]

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The Fifth Ape

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Guest Writer Judy L. Parsons I can recall the precise moment I began my journey of critical thinking, the moment I began to question my superiority to other animals on this planet. I was left in a child care facility while my mother participated in an upholstery class offered at a local college. I remember […]

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The United Nations Population Fund

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Guest writer – Jane Roberts I learned about Karen and Faithless Feminists from a member of our fairly new group here in Redlands, CA, Freethinkers Around Redlands. We have dinners, a book club, take hikes, have an “atheist booth” at Market Night. Wonderful people. There are hundreds if not thousands of such groups forming around […]

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