I often hear Christians say that it’s not about religion, it’s about relationship. Yes, I can understand where they are coming from. That was what I believed, too. But who, exactly, are Christians wanting to become personally intimate with? Continue reading
Brainwashing and mind control techniques have been used by dictators, their agents and cult leaders throughout history. While it took me years to come to this understanding, it became apparent to me, through my research, that the Bible could be used as a tool for Continue reading
Every day I read blog posts from people who’ve left the faith, Christianity, and the relief they felt realizing that it wasn’t their fault that Jesus had to die an agonizing death. Continue reading
Yesterday, I was sweating it out. The city I live in was hit with strong thunderstorms, and baseball sized hail. The main reason I was sweating it out was because the night sky might not be conducive to seeing the Camelopardalid meteor shower due to cloud cover. But I was pleasantly surprised when the sky cleared around sunset. Between 10 and 11 PM, Continue reading
What a Wisteria Vine and Authoritarian Religions Have In Common
“Wisteria is an extremely hardy plant that is considered an invasive species in many parts of the U.S., especially the Southeast, due to its ability to overtake and choke out other native plant species.
Wisteria can become immensely strong with heavy wrist-thick trunks and stems. These will certainly rend latticework, crush thin wooden posts, and can even strangle large trees. Continue reading