Tag Archives: religion

Living Free

Freedom was always a big deal to me. Being raised in the country by parents who trusted God to take care of their children, I was allowed to explore the wilderness from day break to sundown when school wasn’t in … Continue reading

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Loren’s Blog

I’ve found in my life I’m much more encouraged by the person who has similar struggles as I do and openly shares them than I am by the spiritual giant with all the answers.  I can relate to a human … Continue reading

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Spiritual Fantasy

A new study published in the British Medical Journal finds that one in 200 American women claims to have experienced a virgin pregnancy, a’ la the Virgin Mary. 31% of the 7,850 women involved who said they had become pregnant … Continue reading

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Programmed or Spirit Led?

“What? Are you telling me you actually heard God speak to you?!”  That was the response of one Christian to a casual comment made by a friend of mine the other day when chatting about discerning God’s will. My friend … Continue reading

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Building Blocks

One of the common experiences of people who’ve left religious institutions is to feel as though “I need to be doing something more than I am, moving forward in some (defined) direction.” Continue reading

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Let the Wind Blow

What if Christians actually lived according to what Jesus told Nicodemus the Pharisee who wanted to know what he meant about being born again? It would blow away the entire foundation on which religion is built. “The wind blows wherever … Continue reading

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Sex in Leviticus

About once a year I check to see what’s being talked about in Christian magazines. Today’s topics in one of them included musicians, Christian celebrities, same-sex marriage, atheism, suicide, emergency contraception, an article speculating whether or not Billy Graham’s become … Continue reading

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Legally Blind

Have you ever wondered how many, if any, authentic Christians you know? I often wonder about myself. I don’t have any questions regarding my legal standing in Christ and all the benefits that come with it. But I’m talking about … Continue reading

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Whose Side are You On?

I would like to think that after leaving the religious system I no longer have any identity issues. There are no organizations, pet doctrines, or ways of doing things that define who I am. My identity is not rooted to … Continue reading

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Know Them by Their Love

“Suicide happens after your stupid enough to read ‘The Purpose Driven Life.” “Poor Matthew denies God’s love with suicide.” “God is judging Rick Warren for being a false prophet.” Matthew Warren’s tragic suicide has triggered a variety of vitriolic responses … Continue reading

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