Evangelizing a Content Atheist

As much as I chide the evangelizing atheist who’s too anti-religion to realize he’s petitioning for religion more than he’s undermining it, I am concerned about my level of passivity towards those who aren’t Christian. Christianity requires that Christians let others know about Christ and the beliefs so that people have the opportunity to become … Continue reading

God bless/damn it

When people are trying to clean up their language, they’ll replace “damn” with “bless” when they’re upset about something. For example: “God bless it” replaces “God damn it”. Yet when these people do this, they aren’t reframing their emotions. They aren’t changing their thoughts or their intent. “God bless it” does not mean, “This situation … Continue reading

God offers a cup of STFU. No, really.

Let me start off by providing John 3:5-6, 9-12: Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts … Continue reading

The Catholic Country Club

Something that I find ironic is that when I was Catholic, I felt on the outside due to the person God matched me with, who wasn’t a born and raised Catholic like I was. Now that I’m Episcopalian, I only feel on the outside with my Catholic friends. My best friend is a devoted Catholic … Continue reading

Suicide is not a ticket to Hell

Growing up, I was provided two extreme ends of the Christian spectrum. I was raised Roman Catholic and then after Confirmation, my mother dragged me to every serpent head-stomping tambourine-shaking Charismatic church she could find. Both perspectives make it absolutely clear that suicide is a one-way ticket to Hell without chance of redemption. I accepted … Continue reading

A Daytime Thought: Atheism and Religion

From time to time I’ve wondered why Atheists talk so much about Christians. I mean, I’m a Christian but outside of this very rare moment, I don’t talk about people who don’t believe in a religion. I don’t call names or point out that I might believe they are wasting their lives in a frivolous … Continue reading

False Prophets and Cardboard

The longer I live, the more I’m convinced that people who praise God for EVERYTHING (f.ex: I got the last onion bagel at Dunkin Donuts, PRAISE JESUS FOR THY BLESSINGS RUNNETH OVER!) (and they’re not trying to be funny) or people who quote scripture or “inspirational Christian quotes” every other breath. Not occasionally when something … Continue reading

Lent: Why?

I was raised Roman Catholic and have been a member of The Episcopal Church, and therefore also the greater Anglican Communion, since January 2009, so I celebrate the traditional Liturgical Calendar, which includes the Season of Lent. Lent is a forty-day period (forty-six if you count the Sundays) that traces what is believed to be … Continue reading

Love is not something you feel, it’s something you do

Love is not something you are destined to feel. Love is something you do. Love is an action. One makes the decision to dedicate oneself to another and commits to a series of affectionate acts and perceptions about another. Fate, despite its resurfaced look as predestination in some Christian sects, is a polytheistic belief. It’s … Continue reading

One woman’s imaginary choice should negate any woman having a choice, says a famous guy

So Tim Tebow, a top 2010 NFL draft pick, and his mom Pam want to take some time during the Superbowl on February 7th to talk about her getting deathly ill back in 1987 when she was pregnant with him in a context that states that her choice to keep her pregnancy somehow justifies denying … Continue reading