I got a physical letter the other day. I spoke to a good friend and told them that I had deconstructed my faith. They had a really good conversation with me and following our chat they went away and read through my first ten or so blog posts. I wanted to share my response to … Continue reading A Letter to a Friend
I have read a couple of books by Christopher Hitchens - God is Not Great & Mortality. I am currently re-reading God is Not Great, and you can expect a book review in the next couple of weeks. By 'reading' I actually mean 'listening' as I have read it before I thought it would be … Continue reading Book Review: The Portable Atheist
I’ve hinted a few times now that I will no longer be hiding my deconversion. I won't actively share the podcast episodes with people pre-emptively, but I will defiantly share it with them if the right conversation takes place face to face. I had my parents over this weekend, they come over to see us … Continue reading We Already Sort Of Knew
Maybe you have already heard it, maybe you haven't. A good few months ago I was on The Graceful Atheist Podcast (you can listen to it here). I have known David for a while and I really enjoy our chats when we manage to have them. For this one episode, I managed to tell my … Continue reading The Graceful Atheist Podcast
I found this book to be a very enjoyable read. It blends scientific acceptance and theistic belief, which Mr Collins' adheres to and reminds his readers that we must all realise the importance of holding both in tension. I have mentioned before in other blog posts that I try to read a non-Christian book, and … Continue reading Book Review: The Language of God
Welcome! I am expecting some of you are here because of the recent episode of Unbelievable? that I was on. I am writing this a few days before it goes live and publishing it the day afterwards. This is strange for me as I very rarely release blog posts within a few days after writing … Continue reading Who cut the String?
Is my level of evidence higher than God could/would ever fulfil? It's an interesting question. One I think we should all ask ourselves regularly. What level of evidence do we require to claim something as 'true'? What level of evidence do we need to shake us from the current world view that we hold? How … Continue reading Is the evidence in?
I will keep this short, I don't wanna rant whilst I am pissed off. I am slowly coming out to those around me, as they begin to ask why I no longer lead or preach at church. It's a strange feeling, I mean I don't think I ever asked people 'how is your faith' or … Continue reading You will know them by their fruit…
Timeline (for reference):Jan 2019-Dec 2019 (Year One) Setup, preparation, writing and collation of everything for the blog to go live.Jan 2020 - Dec 2020 (Year Two) The blog launches in Jan with the podcast going live in June.Jan 2021 - Dec 2021 (Year Three) TBC... I write this in Dec 2019, the blog will launch … Continue reading ‘When Belief Dies’ Year One
So, Christmas is a thing, right? Most of us look forward to it, a time when we can (maybe) stop for a few days to reflect and spend time with family. Food, drink and festivities all take centre stage, wondering if the turkey will be dry like last year, or what it will be like … Continue reading A Christless Christmas (2020)