Almost three years ago I caught up with a Christian friend, Lance. What started as friendly pub chat turned intense when I told him I don’t believe in God anymore. You can read more about that here. At the end of our catchup he said he wanted to meet up with me again. Almost three […]Read More Catching up with an ex-Christian friend
In my early blogging days, nearly four years ago, I wrote a post about Christianity with a more positive slant. It was called Four Things I liked About Christianity. Back then I had left Christianity, but I was still a closeted atheist. The point of that post, at the time, was to acknowledge some of […]Read More What I like about Christianity (then vs now).
When a person deconverts after spending their whole lives invested in Christianity, it is normal for them to experience a wide range of emotions. It is quite common for ex-Christians to feel angry and betrayed, and they will experience this in a way not normally seen by those who were never religious. In other words, […]Read More Am I angry at Christianity?
Once again I thought I’d write about something different, covering some of my hobbies and interests. This time let’s talk about common phrases you hear at the gym, and my thoughts on them. Phrase One: No pain no gain. There is good pain and bad pain, learn to recognise the difference. Good pain: A burning […]Read More Common phrases touted at the gym (and my thoughts on them).
Video game simulators are really popular for some reason. You can build your own cities, fly aeroplanes, and even experience being a bus driver!. But alas, one idea hadn’t been covered yet. One idea to trump them all; a video game which would surely be groundbreaking and needed in today’s dark uncertain times. What idea […]Read More The Jesus Simulator: Coming Soon.
There is a lot of misinformation out there on the web, and a lot of morons out there who say stupid stuff. Every now and then, I get a chuckle out of it, but this? This was something special. I just couldn’t wait to share it all with you, but I had to… I was […]Read More What on earth???
Like the US, New Zealand recently had an election. Unlike the US, the losing candidates were OK with conceding defeat and moving on with their lives. That aside, we had a couple of referendums on which the public could vote for, alongside our chosen candidates. Firstly, there was the euthanasia referendum; this passed with a […]Read More NZ says NO to legalised cannabis.
During the last few years of my ‘Christian life’, I started to accumulate a lot of doubts. These doubts ranged from the veracity of many of the events in the Bible, to the existence of God himself. Any attempts to sooth my doubts were met with either unsatisfactory explanations or explained away. So what did […]Read More Face your doubts.
I was reading the news this morning when I came across an interesting Instagram post from the New Conservative party. In the (most likely) case you haven’t heard of them, they’re a conservative Christian party down here in New Zealand. They’re everything you would imagine a conservative Christian party to be. Anti-abortion? Check. Anti-euthanasia? Check. […]Read More This gave me a little laugh today.
People around the world are focused on the upcoming US election, and for good reason. But in two weeks’ time we have our own election coming up, and I already know who I’m voting for! This time around, things are a little different though. Alongside the usual party vote options, there are two referendums which […]Read More It’s election time!