Carolyn Hyppolite
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About a year ago, I was organizing street evangelism groups for my Church and working on a Master’s Thesis on Old Testament at the Toronto School of Theology. It was in the midst of a life packed with service to the Lord that I became increasingly aware of my emotional and intellectual dissatisfaction with the faith that I professed.

My forthcoming book, Still Small Voices, is a mixture of personal testimony, analysis and arguments. I begin most chapters by telling stories of particular moments during my eight year experience as a Christian that I found myself hearing another “still small voice,” the voice of reason, which constantly whispered that something about my worldview did not add up. I record the difficult moments when I fruitlessly struggled to reconcile the violence and misogyny in the Bible with my own moral compass. Throughout the book, I record my efforts to ignore and suppress that voice and how ultimately, I had to relent.

In addition, in each chapter, I spend some time doing a bit of atheist apologia. For example, in my chapter, “the Cross of Christ,” I argue that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross—a minor inconvenience for an eternal being—is insufficient to compel humanity to sacrifice their very finite life on Earth in service to him; assuming the unlikely possibility Christ actually did die for our sins, it’s the least the creator of the universe can do.

I have come to recognize the harm that such false beliefs has brought in my life and continues to bring to the lives of believers, and I want to make a contribution to the growing atheist movement.

I have written this book because I have seen through my interaction with believers that all Christians hear the other still small voice and I want to encourage them to listen to it.

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At 3:45pm on July 9, 2014, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Thanks for friending me, Carolyn.

At 8:24pm on July 8, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:59pm on July 8, 2014, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Carolyn! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Women Atheists, Female Atheists, and possibly Feminist Atheists.

I also recommend Eco-Logical and Climate Concerns, since the climate is changing so drastically.

After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 7:15pm on July 7, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Carolyn      

You have written a fine book loaded with honest opinions that lead to inevitably logical correct conclusions. It is good to have you join us.  Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom.    

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 900  discussion topics and 4100 members.

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