All Blog Posts Tagged 'self' (5)

Living with religion all around me

I accept that religion is all around me.  Although I hope that will eventually change I doubt it will be in my life time.  Most of my friends and relatives are to some extent religious people. (My dear liberal (but religious) sister prays for me.)  

I know very few people who are vocally anti-theist.   

I don't need to be an evangelical atheist either.  My wife is a believer - she goes to church - we each accept - or maybe tolerate - the views of the other - mostly by…


Added by Paul Howard on September 14, 2015 at 7:25am — 14 Comments

Red Pill, Blue Pill, Green Pill, Fix You Up Cocktail

It was one of those little paper cups that one can put ketchup or tartar sauce in. A white little bowl of pressed edges and a crimped rim. Almost origami like. Just a shallow condiment cup that, at its bottom, held two impossibly small pills that held too many promises to believe.

Help me…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 22, 2015 at 8:21am — No Comments

Celebrating Is Better Than Defending

I hate to admit this, but I have a trophy folder on my laptop. Not game trophy images. Not racks of deer I've hunted. Not the typical photos of my children standing all posed with academic or sport awards. No, it's a folder full of screenshots. Frozen images in time, with winning moments in…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 4, 2015 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Self Deprecation In Christianity: A Facetiously Emotional Sales Ploy

We have all been there and done it. Sitting on a couch, consoling a friend over a terrible mistake that has been made, and used our own personal flaws as a buffer before giving advice on what to do about the mess at hand. This is self deprecation, and while a very useful tool while navigating social situations, there is a fine line between using it as a tool, and using it as a facetious psychological mind fuck.

Usually, self deprecation is a general statement of flaws, like,"Well,…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on November 5, 2014 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments


There are stereotypes about you no matter what your demographic.

I'm a female, white, middle class, college student, healthcare worker in her mid twenties. I'm also a nearly life long sufferer of depression, an ex smoking daughter of a lung cancer patient and a girlfriend to a smoker. I'm an atheist who borders on anti-theist at times as well as a bit…


Added by Tak G. on May 29, 2010 at 12:44am — No Comments

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