Category Archives: Religion & Spirituality

Our Year of Living Religiously

Our Year of Living Religiously

Our last blog, Mounting the Denouement is where it began in the winter of 2014. Our new book, ATHEISM: Christ’s Finest Creation represents nine months spent writing of our 27-year search that carried us far beyond the confines of organized religions to the ultimate destination of the truly free essence of an innate human soul: A spirit that could never survive in the closeted, masculine environment of a male God and His Son.Read More

An Abstract of a Tree, a Bird and a Child’s Spirit

An Abstract of a Tree, a Bird and a Child’s Spirit

Roderick was six when he took my hand and led me out to our van. He told me where to drive. “I’m getting Mom a plant for Mother’s Day.” Ten minutes after we parked at a nursery he struggled out with a little plant in a big pot. I was not to help. The gift he chose had to go from his hands to his Mom’s. Anita’s plant was destined to become a living testament to Roderick’s individuality. He was killed in a hiking accident at sixteen. The plant, by then a little tree, lived for thirty-six years.Read More

Christ, Closure and the Crazy Callousness of Christmas

Christ, Closure and the Crazy Callousness of Christmas

We have viewed life from the extreme while living in the midst of conformity. It was never easy. Easy was stripped away long ago. The short dark days of winter slice away the long lingering sunsets of summer exceedingly fast on our West Coast. Early October we were lying nearly naked in the hot sandsRead MoreRead More

Bigamy, Buggery and Bountiful-Bastards

Bigamy, Buggery and Bountiful-Bastards

We must confess our ignorance: Before recent media-edited stories, we had no idea that Polygamy openly existed or was tolerated in the U.S. or Canada. When we formed our sexual ethics to control our hormone-fueled youth, Bigamy like Buggery was a word for the no-man’s-land of sexuality. Both implied intense social disapproval with appropriate jail time.Read More

Miracle of a Golden Eye

Miracle of a Golden Eye

My father and maternal grandfather shared an apple orchard; they shared little else. Except: Both were my beloved mentors and both were atheists. I did not inherit their desire for land. But, I took atheism to heart and ran with it without reason beyond a love for them with a heart-felt understanding of why theyRead MoreRead More

An Atheist’s Christmas

I was nine when I watched my father and grandfather battle to a potential death on the communal front lawn. My uncle intervened seconds before Grandpa’s blade lodged between Dad’s second and third ribs. After the un-spilled blood cooled, both men understood that togetherness was not their destiny;Read More

The Sexuality of Myth: When morality is floated on the turbulence of Holy Water women are the first to drown

Rod’s mother and grandparents were baptized in the Catholic Church. I was raised in a Catholic family; two of my aunts are nuns. My aunts, now in their nineties, live in a Convent dictated by male priests governed by a male Pope. They could not become priests seventy-years ago; today they still cannot. The CatholicRead MoreRead More

The Sexuality of Myth: The Creation of One The Creator

If you say Myth when you mean Miss you have a cute lisp. Speech impediments aside, myth  conjures images of Greek or Roman religions from a time before Christianity decided too many gods confuse peasants uneducated in arithmetic; even the simplest can understand One. Regrettably, the simplicity of One did not apply to evolving ChristianRead MoreRead More

Marriage: The loving expression of two or the angry voice of many

Marriage: The loving expression of two or the angry voice of many

Marriage often divides society as it unites couples. Black or white, straight or gay, Christian or Muslim, celibate or polygamous: The walls of separation are as endless as time, as profound as incest, as tedious as a family in feud. Denying a father’s god, or blessed by a virgin priest dressed in a gown toRead MoreRead More