Why You Are In A Bad Place (And How To Get Out Of It)

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I hate to admit it, but I have had various periods of my life where I have been in a bad, bad place.  Seasons where I felt trapped, like there was no escape hatch.  The sense that my life was completely not working.  That I was doomed to either continue on the same pointless treadmill- getting nowhere.  Striving and stressing and finding no way out.  Or worse, like the roof and … [Read more...]

Racism, Riots, and Religion Revisited

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Dave: What has this world come to?  God help us... There used to be a time when there was respect for law and order.  When young people listened to their parents and their teachers and the police- no matter what race they were!  Now, everyone thinks nothing of mouthing off to authority, of burning cop cars, of giving the middle finger to the news cameras, all because of … [Read more...]

On What Christianity Is and What it is Not

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What is Christianity? Some say it is a tired, old, throwback.  It is the codification of the stunted desires of long dead prudes.  The anthem of the morally anal-retentive. Others say it is the invention of the late-Roman world powers.  A grand trick of the rulers to keep the masses pacified and distracted. Still others say it is the symbolic representation of the … [Read more...]

Religion is Violent

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Krynn: So…  Look…  I just don’t get how you can be religious.  I simply don’t get it at all.  I mean, c’mon!  Haven’t you paid attention to the news for the last 15 years!?  Religion is violent. Who flies planes into buildings killing thousands of people?  Religious people.  Who beheads innocent people and throws the images on social media outlets?  Religious people.  Who votes … [Read more...]

I Know, Church Sucks. But…

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Connor:  Yo, Brian- what’s goin on?  Hey, I wanted to share something with you because I thought you might be the kind of person to talk about this with.  I hope what I have to share will make sense to you and that you wont think less of me for sharing.  So…  I have to admit that I am beginning to think that church sucks and is a complete waste of time.  I mean, its probably … [Read more...]