The roller coaster of emotions regarding my faith has been an adventure, to say the least. My mother and I have had a few conversations, and have maintained a quiet peace over the past few weeks. I head back to Mississippi on August 1st, and I’ll be going to Jackson to see my parents a … More My Mother’s Revival During My Exit From Faith
If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you’re likely well-aware of the guilt I mention every time I do anything contrary. My whole life, guilt has been my water and I’ve never quite learned how to escape it.
Today, a family friend commented on my Facebook status that they had found my blog. They said the loved me and included a smiley face. Out of fear, I immediately deleted the comment. I know people will find my blog. Rationally and reasonable, I know this is inevitable, but seeing the confirmation that someone had … More Being a Non-Believer Where Non-Believers Are the Enemy
For the past month, I’ve dealt with homesickness by not dealing with it. I’d wake up each morning, make my breakfast, go about my day. There’s a kind of peace in pretending you’re fine. When asked if I miss home, my answer became: “Oh, I’m not thinking about it too much.”
We’ve been on a roller-coaster of emotion, haven’t we? This has been hard, no doubt about it. I’ve seen you go from devastated to angry to accepting and all the way back round. I don’t think you know how to cope with this.
I’m opinionated, and I feel quite passionately about several causes. With the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, I’ve experienced great joy this weekend. However, a few of my Facebook friends are opposed to equality for the LGBT community. I commented on one of these: At first, I felt incredibly guilty. I wonder if I … More We Don’t Have to Play by Their Rules
Dear Bristol Palin, Our lives couldn’t look more different. You grew up in Alaska, I grew up in Mississippi. We both grew up as Christians; you became a vocal advocate for Christianity and the pro-life movement while I am a liberal, agnostic student who is outspokenly pro-choice. You’ve cultivated a career out of encouraging abstinence … More A Letter to Bristol Palin
I’m an arguer. I’m incredibly opinionated and love a good debate. I’ve developed three basic rules for debates.
Late last night I learned of the despicable actions of a young man—whose name I will not mention as to not bring him attention—in Charleston, South Carolina. Without provocation, he went to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and opened fire. Nine people are dead, and the man—the murderer—has been captured.
Dear Mom, Yesterday, you asked me point-blank if I still believed in Jesus. Yesterday, you found out I’m no longer a Christian. Yesterday, the daughter you love, the daughter who would spend forever by your side, died. Yesterday, you had to face the fact that your daughter no longer lives in the faith she grew … More A Letter to My Mother, Who Just Learned About My Lack of Faith