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Derelict

Derelict “It’s always there. Just beneath the surface. You can try to run, but it will hunt you down. Tackle you. Turn you over, sink its claws into you, grab you by the throat, and demand that you speak. Its name is Beauty.” -Anonymous The scene is Firestorm books, a small anarchist bookstore in Asheville … Continue reading Derelict

Hellfire and Fuzzy Blankets

My pen does acrobatics in my hand. My feet tapping in neurotic fashion under the table like I’m a drummer in a punk band. The fluorescent light always oppressive in these classrooms; beats down with unyielding religious fervor and resolve. I’m kicking myself for not having had a 2nd cup of coffee. I can’t stop … Continue reading Hellfire and Fuzzy Blankets

Discovery of the Reality of Human Evolution Leads to a Crisis of Faith (part 4)

*** This is the final post in a four-part story. To start at part 1 of the story click here. *** At this point in this four-part series of posts, I feel I should provide a disclaimer. These 4 posts represent a broad overview of a journey surrounding this subject that lasted about six years … Continue reading Discovery of the Reality of Human Evolution Leads to a Crisis of Faith (part 4)

Discovery of the Reality of Human Evolution Leads to a Crisis of Faith (part 3)

*** This is part 3 of a four-part story. To start at part 1 of the story click here. *** So I could lay the existence of the God issue to bed once again. (Concerning arguments about multiple gods, that is for another time and place). Still, I wanted to hear much more from the … Continue reading Discovery of the Reality of Human Evolution Leads to a Crisis of Faith (part 3)

Discovery of the Reality of Human Evolution Leads to a Crisis of Faith (part 2)

*** This is part 2 of a four-part story. To read part 1 of the story click here. *** “A paradigm is an overarching theory or viewpoint that a society operates by, accepting it as a basis for understanding… One of the most often cited examples of a paradigm shift is Copernicus’s theory that the … Continue reading Discovery of the Reality of Human Evolution Leads to a Crisis of Faith (part 2)

Discovery of the Reality of Human Evolution Leads to a Crisis of Faith (part 1)

Evolution was one of those subjects that no one in my family or church talked about when I was growing up. If it was talked about, it was relegated to a category of people who wanted nothing to do with God and used evolution as an excuse to explain a world without God. This is … Continue reading Discovery of the Reality of Human Evolution Leads to a Crisis of Faith (part 1)