Top 10 Reasons Why I Gave Up on God

That’s it. I’ve had it. After almost four weeks of believing in God, I’ve given him up. I don’t believe in him anymore. My reasons are moral, intellectual, and ideological. The following are my top ten reasons for giving up on God. 10. I found out some people think God is a bearded man on…

My Take on Charismatic Christianity

Charismatic Christianity is trendy, from what I can tell. That’s where Christians experiment with miraculous healing, prophesy, speaking in tongues, discerning whether Jesus or Satan is at work in a given supernatural occurrence, and other “spiritual gifts”. The bible enumerates those gifts. Look it up if you’re intrigued. The word charismatic has nothing to do…

Definitions of Unshakable Faith

Off the top of my head, four definitions of unshakable faith: 1. Using the five senses, calling it like you see it, and still choosing to believe in your imaginary friend. 2. Taking what works from your religion of choice, discarding what doesn’t work, and adding what is distinctly your own. 3. Questioning authority, seeing…

God, Booze, and Me

I was five days old when I attended my first A.A. meeting. They passed me around the table. My mother brought me into all her meetings until I was old enough to wait in the common rooms and hang out with the dry drunks that practically lived there. I sat in torn faux leather chairs…