Category Archives: Atheism

I Won’t Try to Convert You . . . Because I Can’t

When I get a notification that someone has liked a post or has decided to follow The Unexpected Pastor (which you can do with the “Follow” button on the right, by the way), I usually check out their blog. The other day, … Continue reading

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How to be a Christian without being a jerk about it

I have blogged about many of the points Elizabeth Rawlings makes below, but she writes  an excellent summation of “How to be a Christian Without Being a Jerk About It” that I wanted to share. I think it’s excellent, anyway. … Continue reading

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Are We All Atheists?

In reply to Monday’s “How to Chase Away an Atheist” post, Benjamin Robb wrote: I am wondering what you think of author Richard Dawkins’ observation: “We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. … Continue reading

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How To Chase Away an Atheist

When I was an unChristian (i.e. atheist/agnostic), lots of well-meaning believers turned me right off with their misguided attempts at evangelizing.  Or maybe they really were trying to get rid of me.  Either way, here are .  . . 10 … Continue reading

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The Church Is Going to Crash! (An Excerpt from “Too Smart for God”)

(For your weekend reading, another excerpt from my potential book about my journey from growing up in the church to atheism and back, “Too Smart for God.”  Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.)  “We’re going to crash,” said the man … Continue reading

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