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A Man Against His Father

Jun 26, 2013 9:17:01 AM
Jun 26, 2013 9:23:44 AM

It's often challenging to be an atheist in a religious culture.  It's even more challenging when your parents are hard-core believers in God.  My own rows with family have colored the past five years, the most recent exchange ending with a message from my father informing me that, "Sorry, Seth, but there can be no fellowship with anyone who is an unbeliever."I mentioned this encounter recently online, and I've had several Christians (with the best of intentions) contact me in an effort to d...

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A Letter to a Christian Mother

Mar 20, 2013 7:21:52 AM
Oct 26, 2014 11:36:18 AM

I contiue to be amazed when I see Christian women defending a bible that denigrates women.  And recently, I found myself in another discussion with a devoutly Christian mother of five who defiantly brandished her faith and lamented my own fall from grace. I presented her with a form letter I sometimes use in these discussions, customizing a few lines to fit her specific situation.  In my opinion, the letter is a powerful tool, because it briefly presents scenarios regarding women (and chil...

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