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The Prodigal Son Returns

First trip back to church this week after my conversion. It was one of several I'm going to have to make for appearances' sake, as my wife wants our kids to have some religious upbringing.

I had been back only once since January. It was good to see old faces, many of whom asked where we had been. ("We've, uh, been on a break," was our response.) But during service, everything suddenly appeared...pointless. Talk of angels, beliefs in a second coming and resurrection of the dead, and…


Added by K Avony on November 9, 2011 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

Baby steps

I'm still grappling with saying it.

I'm an atheist.

I get flashbacks to Sunday School teachers equating atheists with Satan worshipers. Atheists were evil, godless, out to destroy our faith and create anarchy and sin everywhere! Even when I understood that nothing was further from the truth, those false teachings still hit home.

But make no doubt about it: Religion has a strong hold on people, and it's hard to let go. Even after "coming out" here on this site, I… Continue

Added by K Avony on August 11, 2011 at 11:04pm — 2 Comments

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