Over the past several weeks, I have been contemplating various attributes of the human mind. I have been reading research on the Psychology of Belief and researching motivated reasoning and confirmation bias. At this point, I have come to the conclusion that, much like the cosmos and our universe, the human mind is incredibly complex and, at this point, has not been fully understood. There are numerous theories as to why humans think the way they do, and why humans act the way they do. And much
Earlier today, I was having an argument with a friend of mine in my brain. Since I haven't come out with my Deconversion to anyone but you all on this site, I can only have conversations with people in my head. Crazy, right?
Well anyway, I am going to be meeting a friend of mine for lunch in the next couple weeks and I am seriously considering telling him I have left the cult. In my "conversation" with him in my head, I got to thinking about how anyone knows who God is or what he is. And I t
Over the weekend I had a lengthy conversation on Facebook with a Christian who was making the typical Christian responses regarding homosexuality and other related topics. (I want to note here that the original post was made by a friend of mine at my church who is a pretty popular Facebook celebrity within my church, so lots of people were following the comments section once I got going with this guy) Invariably, this person ended up starting into the whole "Truth comes from the Bible" crap that
So back in February of this year, I stepped on a scale and noticed that I weighed more than I ever had in my life and I was not happy about it. My life was already in chaos because I had made the decision to deconvert from the faith I had followed for the vast majority of my life and I was a father to a one year old little girl. Things in my life were very crazy.
But something about my weight at that time really concerned me. My father died at 46 years of age and I was about to hit 41 in a c
So I had my first real after deconversion death in my family. My Wife's maternal grandmother passed away over the weekend and we had the viewing and funeral this week. It was my first time viewing death from a non Christian perspective. I must admit, I didn't like it. Losing people you know and love always sucks, regardless of whether or not you believe in god. Ill call her grandma from here on to make it easier to write.
Grandma was a minister's wife and that was her entire life. She relish