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No, I’m Not an Effing Christian

I was raised Christian, of a Protestant denomination. Well, actually it was non-denominational. I was raised as a Calvanist. Even before my wife was diagnosed with cancer, we both looked at the world and wondered at our beliefs. We found an array of things concerning. First among them was the concept of “his will” and… Continue reading No, I’m Not an Effing Christian

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Every Day is a Struggle

I remember working with family on genealogy and wondering about times where a person would pass away within a few months of their spouse. I had no idea. But now it’s obvious. I have LOTS of things going for me. I have good friends. I have caring family. Yet I still struggle daily with the… Continue reading Every Day is a Struggle

Well, Fuck

Look mummy, there’s an aeroplane up in the sky OohDid you see the frightened ones?Did you hear the falling bombs?Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when thePromise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a clear blueSky? OohDid you see the frightened ones?Did you hear the falling bombs?The flames are… Continue reading Well, Fuck

The Power of Prayer

There is no divine power in prayer, but only the power in the personal comfort that the prayer feels. I’m not discounting that power, as this belief and the comfort felt are valuable things. In fact, I envy those who feel comforted by this. I regret that I feel no comfort from prayer. If prayer… Continue reading The Power of Prayer