Category: The Atheist

The Atheist – Epilogue

“God loves you,” I say, as I hand over a printed pamphlet containing my testimony to a young child on the street. Her mother snatches the paper from her hands and slams it back into mine, fury on her face.  “You should be ashamed of yourself!”  Just as […]

The Atheist – Episode Ten

That Saturday, I took Angela and Lucy to visit with my mother in Boston.  It’s a trip we haven’t taken in many years.  I had stayed away after Lucy’s birth, unable to understand nor stand my mother’s continued faith in God. But now, I longed to see her. […]

The Atheist – Episode Eight

We were immediately flooded with light; indescribable brilliance. And I knew I was in the presence of God. I was temporarily blinded by the light until my eyes adjusted to the brightness of it. Pretty soon, I could identify moving bodies and structures in the distance. The light […]

The Atheist – Episode Five

We walked through the doors of my high school auditorium into the cafeteria of my university campus. The hustle and bustle was as it always was, with freshmen moving in their clicks; girls in their groups and guys in theirs. It wasn’t long before I spotted myself sitting […]

The Atheist – Episode Four

The scent of lavender filled the air, bringing with it the nostalgic memory of Rachel, my very first crush. She had the longest, golden, wavy hair that dropped down to her butt, and thick, long, dark lashes. I closed my eyes as the scent grew stronger. She was […]

The Atheist – Episode Three

“Quiet please!” My third grade Religious Studies teacher was such a contradiction. She was the least pious or humble person you’d ever meet. Even as children we could tell that she didn’t quite agree with herself. I guess it made it harder for her to teach us about […]

The Atheist – Episode Two

I turned from the scene as I couldn’t continue to watch.  The sight of my parents looking so happy, probably the happiest I’ve ever seen them, was too much. And my father passed away ten years ago.  It was strange to see him again, so young and boisterous.  […]

The Atheist – Episode One

I wake up to consciousness.  All around me is fire, but it doesn’t burn.  The strangest thing. There are many people around.  Some of them are crying and screaming.  I turn to look at what they are all looking at. It is my car.  It is ablaze in […]