Clergy Aren’t Respected Anymore… Is That Good?

Those who hold the title of clergy have been experiencing a fall from popular culture. The image of a pastor has transformed from a caring individual, dedicated to bringing hope and restoration into¬†a community to a televangelist bent on stealing money from the poor through the prosperity gospel. This seems like a new phenomenon. It’sContinue reading “Clergy Aren’t Respected Anymore… Is That Good?”

My Problem with Fundamentalism

I’m a recovering fundamentalist. Fundamentalism can be applauded for a variety of things. First, if you are a fundamentalist, you take the Bible seriously. You view the Bible as a set of demands upon your life that must be lived out. This encourages you to pursue holiness and righteousness. This is good… except when it’sContinue reading “My Problem with Fundamentalism”

Religion Sucks.

Can you imagine being imprisoned by your family for 25 years? This is what happened to the daughter of a wealthy Paris family in 1876. The daughter’s name was Blanche Monnier. Due to a romantic relationship the family disapproved of, they forced Monnier to become a prisoner in her bedroom while feeding her scraps ofContinue reading “Religion Sucks.”

You’re a Heretic.

It would be very strange to see a person without skin. Skin plays a vital role in our lives! It protects the rest of our body from outside factors which could destroy it. I have never heard anyone say that their skin holds them back from truly experiencing life… “I just wish I could beContinue reading “You’re a Heretic.”