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Recovering from Religion? Give Yourself Time

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When it comes to religion, I am what you might call a slow learner. I managed to make it all the way through high school, despite an eating disorder I couldn’t pray away, and all the way through college, despite … Continue reading

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Child-Friendly Faith Project

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Does religion help children or harm them? Viewpoints range from those who believe that it is impossible to raise loving, moral children without faith to those who see religious immersion as child abuse. Author Janet Heimlich (Breaking their Will) believes … Continue reading

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Celebrating Love and Light: 10 Holiday Tips for the Post-Religious

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Is the holiday season more glitter than glow for you lately?  Are you a former Christian who finds that hymns don’t resonate anymore?  Do you roll your eyes about the “war on Christmas” manufactroversy?  Does the cherubic little Jesus-in-a-Manger fail … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Confessions of an Ornery Atheist

As a child I liked Thanksgiving hymns even better than Christmas carols – perhaps because I’ve always been a bit of a contrarian.  My daughter, Brynn, is the same way.  Case in point:  She probably would have disliked the Twilight … Continue reading

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Getting God’s Self-Appointed Messengers Out of Your Head

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The self appointed messengers of God are legion.  Some lived thousands of years ago; some stand weekly in front of thousands of people.  Some lecture you from the pulpit; some lecture you when you go home for the holidays.  And … Continue reading

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Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science, Part 7 of 8

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Change Happens The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.   –Antisthenes My parents, as I’ve said before, were three for six in terms of producing believing children.  All of us accepted … Continue reading

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Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science, Part 4

The Born-Again Experience “. . . I prayed harder and just then I felt like everything I was saying was being sucked into a vacuum.  When I stood up, I felt like thin air; I had to brace myself.  I … Continue reading

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