and I know things now, many valuable things, that I hadn’t known before.

It was Sunday afternoon. I was in "my" room. The living room. Looking out the window that spans nearly an entire wall, hypnotically watching a baby squirrel chowing down on the suet in the birdfeeder. I call it "my" room because it's lined with a 12 foot wide by 7 foot high wall of 12x12 … Continue reading and I know things now, many valuable things, that I hadn’t known before.

Richard Dawkins acknowledges the possibility of Intelligent Design…

How did I not know this? Anti-theist, Richard Dawkins believes in the possibility of intelligent design: "It could come about in the following way. It could be that at some earlier time, somewhere in the universe, a civilization evolved, by probably some kind of Darwinian means, to a very, very high level of technology and … Continue reading Richard Dawkins acknowledges the possibility of Intelligent Design…

Richard Dawkins on Christians: “mock them. ridicule them. in public. with contempt.”

Been thinking about something Richard Dawkins said when he spoke about meeting someone who claims to be religious: "Mock them. Ridicule them. In public." Religion "needs to be ridiculed. With contempt." And the crowd he addressed laughed and cheered and applauded. I don't agree. I can't fathom a single situation in which contemptuous ridicule is … Continue reading Richard Dawkins on Christians: “mock them. ridicule them. in public. with contempt.”

doubt assumptions, ask questions, search for answers.

When I work as a computer trainer and consultant, I offer potential or new clients a free "needs analysis." It didn't take me long to realize that most of these clients fall into one of three categories: 1. They know exactly what they need, and they are right. They understand their situation and possibilities. 2. … Continue reading doubt assumptions, ask questions, search for answers.

the donkey is busy.

It's taken me months to nail down the problem. WHY did I shut down after publishing my "Christ-centered church" series? I couldn't even think about public speaking. In most interpersonal conversations, I didn't go near a discussion about faith. I couldn't write a word in "my" book. I couldn't even open the document. Anything I … Continue reading the donkey is busy.

Holy Veruca Salt, Batman.

If you've been following along for the last week, you're probably wondering what the heck is wrong with me. yeah. me too. My husband and a friend have both referred to it as me being "refined by fire." I should probably be happy about this. I'm sure one day I will be. Meanwhile. You may … Continue reading Holy Veruca Salt, Batman.

conversations with a born-again atheist: abandoning Santa.

If you're new to the party, HERE are the previous posts in this series. If you want to skip the history and prefer the twitter version, I'm having an ongoing conversation with a born-again atheist. When I say "born-again atheist" I mean he was a born again Christian, but is now an atheist. Note: Wrapping … Continue reading conversations with a born-again atheist: abandoning Santa.

conversations with a born-again atheist: some behind the scenes banter

If you're new to the party, HERE are the previous posts in this series. If you want to skip the history and prefer the twitter version, I'm having an ongoing conversation with a "born-again atheist" as we continue to explore my original questions: "Why do you believe faith in God is unreasonable, illogical and irrational?" … Continue reading conversations with a born-again atheist: some behind the scenes banter

conversations with a born-again atheist: the Santa comparison

If you're new to the party, HERE are the previous posts in this series. If you want to skip the history and prefer the twitter version, I'm having an ongoing conversation with a born-again atheist. When I say "born-again atheist" I mean he was a born again Christian, but is now an atheist. Note: Santa … Continue reading conversations with a born-again atheist: the Santa comparison