The "lessons" we learn about ourselves The deepest lessons we learn in life aren't from the classroom. They're not on paper. Not even in the field.* Instead we learn them from each other. From how others treat us. These lessons can happen in the moment, between the lines. Sometimes they're explicit and outright. They can … Continue reading I Am That I Am: We Are So Much More than What People Think of Us
It's funny. If you had sat me down 5 years ago and told me that one day I'd be a blasphemy-loving bisexual apostate who had finally come out to her parents, gotten cut off, and called it all the best thing to ever happen to her, I probably would've laughed. Or cried. Maybe a little of both. … Continue reading I Didn’t Fall From Grace, I Leapt to Freedom: Ex-Timony of a Half-Disowned Bisexual Apostate
As Christians we weren't allowed to make hard times about ourselves. Well, fuck that. This week, I want to take a closer look at how Baptist Christianity's anti-self attitude creates expectations that suffocate us when we're struggling. It's no secret to us by now that Baptist Christianity is pretty much synonymous with repression. I mean, worldview … Continue reading Fuck Joseph, Paul and Job. Dear ex-Christians, your struggles are valid.
Hey all, and happy Sunday! Around two weeks ago, I joined an online chat group for ex-religious people (a great place to commiserate and celebrate all things ex-religius, by the way. Come say hey if you're into it!) Yesterday was a quiet night for me, and long story short, I found myself compiling some heathen jams for … Continue reading INFIDEL VIBES (A 20-Song Mix for the Ex-Religious)
Parables of Abuse Understatement of the week: Christianity has a little bit of a guilt problem. This week it seemed like the universe had an agenda for me, and forgiveness? At the top of the list. As a Christian, I was obsessed with it. With asking for it... and having to give it. No matter how I … Continue reading Seventy Times Seven Shall You Forgive Your Abuser