It happens all the time. I tell someone that I don't think there is enough evidence to prove the existence of God, and they claim that I have no basis for morality, love, purpose or hope. Pick any positive emotive emphases and it is taken away from you by a Christian because they can't understand … Continue reading No Basis
When I first started writing this blog, it was just my wife and me who knew that I had seen my faith begin to unravel. The panic, fear and depression were vast, and I really didn't think I could ever find the nerve to tell those I call friends, and those I call family. A … Continue reading Anyone can know
The story of life without God is incredible. When you believe a deity created everything, including you, and placed you on this earth, at the time and place you find yourself in, you don't need to ask any more questions. God is an easy answer. Remove God, and you are left with the incomprehensible reality … Continue reading Book Review: Lucy – The Beginnings of Humankind
It was one of the first things I decided on in my blogging journey, I spent a while going through a few options and found myself loving it very quickly. Plus, when you are trying to settle on a name that expresses what your blog is about, you need to make sure it is short, … Continue reading Why – When Belief Dies?
I have had a few comments about my experience of moving out of faith that has essentially been, 'So, what is the big deal?'. When this has happened online, it's usually fine and I find it really helpful as a tool to remind myself that I am a minority, having spent years preparing for ministry … Continue reading So, what is the big deal?
This was a fascinating read. I am not going to pretend to have understood everything within this book, I also haven't read a fair few of the footnotes (over half the book is footnotes), but the general idea is fascinating and will have me thinking for years to come. Mr Harris makes the argument that … Continue reading Book Review: The Moral Landscape
I wrote a blog post a few months ago called Serve or Lie - it can be found here. Since then I have been telling more and more people about my deconversion, I have been doing this slowly and through it, I have been preparing for my blog to go live in a month (which … Continue reading Serve or Leave (or Love)
I was introduced to The Clergy Project (TCP) a few months ago and have been on the journey of joining ever since. Finally, last week I was accepted as a member and am now live on their forums. TCP is an online community of religious leaders, all of whom have lost their faith. They might … Continue reading The Clergy Project
'The Beloved Classic on Christian Belief', that subheading says it all really. I used to love C. S. Lewis, the way he writes and his unique ability to draw a metaphor that fits with what he is saying fantastically. Who am I kidding, I still do love him. I recently subscribed to two new Podcasts. … Continue reading Book Review: Mere Christianity
Over the last few weeks, as I have been preparing to leave the Christian place of work that I have been at for the last four and a half years, and so I have been telling a few more people that I have lost my faith. There have been some very hard conversations. Telling those … Continue reading Hard Conversations