Tag: Christianity

The More I Think About Hell…

Lately, the more I think about hell, the more I question the idea of God. It’s a strange thing for a Christian to say, especially one who once held strongly and taught much about hell previously. But the truth is, I haven’t felt much like a Christian, in […]

All Suffering Is Borne From Craving

According to Buddhism, there are for four noble truths, one of which is that suffering is borne from craving, and I can’t but agree with it. Suffering is said to be caused by our “…attachment to the desire to have (craving) and the desire not to have (aversion)” […]

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 […]

I Have A Confession…

I’ve come to the realisation that I am disloyal. I understand that that is not an admirable trait. People, families, organisations and societies like people who are loyal. Who stay in line and defend the image of the people they represent, no matter what. Nobody likes a traitor. […]

Is God a Hypocrite?

He says, “judge not, unless you be judged,” (Matt 7:1) yet He judges us. He says, “do not repay evil with evil, but repay evil with good,” (Rom 12:17-21) yet He devises and proclaims evil for those He has judged as deserving. As a Christian, I can understand […]

I Know The Plans I Have For You…

I’ve been reading the book of Jeremiah, and it’s filled with God’s proclamation of judgement, not only on the Israelites, but on other nations like Moab, Babylon, and Egypt. As I’ve been reading it, I’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of times God said He planned evil for […]

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 […]