When Religion is so Suffocating and Controlling that the Healthy Option is to Leave

Religion is often described as an affirming belief system that helps people in their life. The question must be asked, what do you do when it is controlling, destructive and harmful? Some of this I learned in a faith crisis years ago. But what do you do when religion harms and leaves hubris? For your mental and physical health you leave and walk away.   Continue reading

Why the Problem of Evil is the Best Reason for Rejecting God

In a survey by two atheists in the United Kingdom they found out that most people who walk away from faith and God do so over the problem of evil. This is a post about the problem of evil and how I wrestle with it in the context of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and more. Its my claim that if a person is going to reject faith and God that the best reason to do so is the problem of evil. Continue reading

A Three Day Series at The Wondering Eagle: Why Atheists Walk Away From Faith, And how They Find Freedom and Hardship in the Process

In December of 2019 an atheist video made the rounds on the internet that explained the reasons why people left faith and the and challenges that came about as a result. This is a brief post to lay the foundation for three days of discussion for what was revealed. During this I am going to squeeze in a couple of other posts about some of the stories I am working on. Continue reading

Should an Evangelical Christian Church be the Location for a Political Rally? The Freedom From Religion Foundation Rightfully Says No

On Friday evening January 3, 2020 an evangelical Hispanic mega church became the location of a political rally in Miami, Florida. President Trump used the occasion to kick off “Evangelicals for Trump.” However, before the rally took place the Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin asked the IRS to investigate the rally that was to take place at the King Jesus International Ministry. The Johnson Amendment was never repealed and the IRS requirements for non-profits was violated. This is another post dealing with Christian nationalism and the threat it poses. Continue reading