A (former) Christian’s Argument for Atheism

This was so important to me I decided to blog it. It's about something the Pope, my most favorite person in the Universe, said. "How many times have we all heard people say 'if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist'." ~ Pope Francis http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/pope-suggests-better-to-be-atheist-than-hypocritical-catholic/ar-AAngu7y   I've been running this … Continue reading A (former) Christian’s Argument for Atheism

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Easter Message: Hoping for Hope in the moment of Darkness

Both of these are hard to credit. The left is cited as only 'HE QI,' I assume the artist's name. The right is cited only as "Lenten Cross" associated with a church's promotion of services. These are my thoughts this Easter, as everyone around me celebrates the holiday. My post is grounded in the Christian faith, … Continue reading Easter Message: Hoping for Hope in the moment of Darkness

Where He Lurks With Truth

This is a work in progress. It's my take on a meditation I had at Christmas.  Is it beauty you seek Shiny and sleek, Fine and meek Light floods The Alabaster jars in ivory halls Bejeweling perfect, plastered walls. Slight, light, white chimes fly away in the ethereal air. Too light for me see. Too … Continue reading Where He Lurks With Truth

Happy New Year: The Christian Case for Raising Some Hell

This is the final of three posts referencing biblical material. It’s the new year! For some of us, 2016 can only get better. Many people, not just beauty contestants, will be wishing for world peace this year. I will not be one of them. Instead, I will wish for world justice. Friends, that is more than a damn … Continue reading Happy New Year: The Christian Case for Raising Some Hell

Why I write – A call to Arms

In short, writers need to make the political personal. Very personal. Over the past week, I've had several encounters that have forced me to really look at my writing, especially my fiction: what I'm writing, whether I'm digging too deep, becoming too issue-oriented. My latest fictional venture was supposed to be a piece of pulp … Continue reading Why I write – A call to Arms

The House that Rick built: “Four Walls and a Roof”

This is this week's post on the most recent episode of The Walking Dead. One thing I want to say about my reviews, present, past a future: I don’t want any reader to think that I propose violence or savagery to right wrongs or address evil or social problems. Any interpretation along that lines is … Continue reading The House that Rick built: “Four Walls and a Roof”

The Walking Dead: The Disciples Convene

So, of course “Strangers” was about religion. Given the trailers features a preacher and a church, I could hardly run for psychic of the year. But. Where “No Sanctuary” demonstrated the power of one group’s faith in comparison with another group’s absolute lack of any grace, forgiveness or decency, this week we see the uselessness … Continue reading The Walking Dead: The Disciples Convene

The Walking Dead: “No Sanctuary” – Religion at its Gorey Best

So, here’s my prediction: this season will be all about Religion in all its forms: faith, superstition, institutionalization, belief, protest, survival. Trailers and teasers for the next episode already reveal several religious trappings: a church, a pastor (or priest). That, however, is just the tip of the ideological iceberg my friends. Even without those sure-fire … Continue reading The Walking Dead: “No Sanctuary” – Religion at its Gorey Best

What if? Musings from a restless mind.

What if? Lately the one thing I want – even need – to write about, I can’t write about. Thus, I have writer’s block. I’ve been reading a lot of faith-based material lately: both Jewish and Christian. I’ve posted a few of the most moving I’ve come across. If any readers have something you'd like … Continue reading What if? Musings from a restless mind.

Letter to Noah

The flood is futile It cannot clean The truest soil That lives within We are born to fly And born to fall Born to sin From grace to fall But soar we can And try we must Briefly behind Leave earthly dust In far greater deep Our souls do dwell We often choose To allow … Continue reading Letter to Noah

Redemption as Reset?

Last week, I chanced upon a televangelist and decided to listen. There are a couple I really like, one who has been quite an inspiration to me, many I disregard and a few I hold highly suspect. This is all to say, it’s a mixed bag and this guy may have had something to say … Continue reading Redemption as Reset?