Burning the Mormon Card.

I think I’m finally to the point where I’m ready to turn my membership card in the Mormon Church in. Unfortunately, I can’t redeem it for a decade and a half of tithing. I held onto it for this long because, quite frankly, I felt like I could be a more effective critic of the … [Read more…]

Leaving the Garden: Zach’s Journey.

Although I had followed him online for some time (especially through his involvement in the nontheist Friends community), I first met Zach face to face on my trip to Boston last fall.  He invited Jana and I to dine with him at his home in the Seed Pod Co-op.  Over homemade soup and bread, he … [Read more…]

My Pilgrimage to Nonviolence, by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[wp_youtube]k04KzgYRKrE[/wp_youtube] In place of the regularly scheduled Leaving the Garden series, I bring you Dr. King’s difficult journey that ultimately led to his acceptance of nonviolence and the rejection of American Christian political orthodoxy.  His Pilgrimage to Nonviolence is a fascinating and intimate revelation of his initial convictions, his questioning process, his doubts, and the … [Read more…]

Leaving the Garden: Wren’s Journey.

This week’s installment of “Leaving the Garden” (a weekly series in which we ask someone to reflect on their encounters with religion and uncertainty) comes to you from wren, a long-time member of the Mind on Fire community and fellow Obama-ite! Wren aka nee who blogs at The Waiting Line. She lives in the twin … [Read more…]

Leaving the Garden: Isaac’s Journey

Note: This is the latest installment of “Leaving the Garden,” a weekly series in which we ask someone to reflect on their encounters with religion and uncertainty. Religion is filled with stories of faith; here we will collect narratives of unbelief. If you’d like to share your story of doubt, please leave a comment indicating … [Read more…]

Leaving the Garden: Lessie’s Journey

Note: This is the latest installment of “Leaving the Garden,” a weekly series in which we ask someone to reflect on their journey from religious conviction to uncertainty, from dogmatism to doubt. Religion is filled with stories of faith; here we collect narratives of unbelief. Some are lifelong atheists who have flirted with religion; others … [Read more…]

Leaving the Garden: Elise’s Journey

Note: This is the latest installment of “Leaving the Garden,” a weekly series in which we ask someone to reflect on their journey from religious conviction to uncertainty, from dogmatism to doubt. Religion is filled with stories of faith; here we will collect narratives of unbelief. Some are lifelong atheists who have flirted with religion; … [Read more…]

Leaving the Garden: Kevin’s Journey

Note: This is the latest installment of “Leaving the Garden,” a weekly series in which we ask someone to reflect on their journey from religious conviction to uncertainty, from dogmatism to doubt. Religion is filled with stories of faith; here we will collect narratives of unbelief.  If you’d like to share your story of doubt, … [Read more…]