Looking for God in a bottle?

There are plenty of reasons to quit drinking alcohol, but none of them are very convincing: Save money? Meh, just get more money. Better health? Meh, gonna die some day anyway. Act less like an ass? Meh, I’m an ass either way. You can name and check off a thousand reasons for quitting, but what…

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…

Is Religion Child Abuse?

I think religion, specifically the one operating in the name of the Christ figure, is not for children. It’s too much for them to process and it does them little good. They haven’t been through enough pain to appreciate the relief the Christ figure can offer. In fact, I would say teaching the Christian religion…

How I Was Raised from the Dead

A friend of mine, a Christ follower, came over for coffee a week ago. I knew him well enough to know we’d end up talking about spiritual things, but I didn’t expect it to change my life. I never wanted the Christ. Sure, I grew up in a Christian nation, surrounded by the trappings of…

Giving the Devil His Due

“It’s sickening how good you make it out to be. Makes you wanna vomit. I mean, gimme a break. Who is this jackass, high on the Christ figure? Sounds like you done snapped. Don’t gimme happy. Gimme pissed and cynical and petty. Where’s your wry new take on Miley Cypress or whatever? Listen, dude, I’m…