I’m Tired of Prayer

Our world is wracked with tragedy. Much of which could be avoided, much of which is the result of cruel chance. Whatever the tragedy, my friends, family, and acquaintances often have the same response: #PrayFor________ I’m sick of it. Those who know me personally know that I’m a tender-hearted cinnamon roll who cries at basically … More I’m Tired of Prayer

“No More Baby Parts”

I wonder how many people have to die before people realize words have power. How many mothers, fathers, unarmed civilians have to die before people understand that some rhetoric isn’t just inflammatory, it’s lethal? I’m convinced that as long as domestic terrorists are sad white men using guns, the GOP won’t be too worried about … More “No More Baby Parts”

My Mother, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, and Me

That SNL skit isn’t wrong; I wish Adele could fix my Thanksgiving angst. Madalyn Murray O’Hair came up. For those not in the know, she’s a dead atheist activist who won a Supreme Court case that banned  school sponsored Bible readings, Murray V. Curlett. She was the founder and president of American Atheists. She, along with … More My Mother, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, and Me

A Letter to My Mother, Who Just Learned About My Lack of Faith

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

Please Stop Trying to Explain Why People Leave the Church

Christians, I understand your panic. As you see numbers drop in church attendance and fewer and fewer people self-identify as Christian, you fear the flames of Christ are being snuffed out by idolatry and ignorance and you frantically search for reasons as to why anyone would leave the church and its savior. There has been … More Please Stop Trying to Explain Why People Leave the Church