Why I’m doing this (reposted from The Ex-Christian Scientist)

Back in April I wrote my personal mission statement for The Ex-Christian Scientist. My work there, and having a life beyond my Ex-CS activities, are part of the reason I'm on hiatus for the summer. I thought I would share it with you here, and encourage you to visit The Ex-Christian Scientist if you have not already done so. I … Continue reading Why I’m doing this (reposted from The Ex-Christian Scientist)

chasing the fantasies that filled our minds

Regular Sunday posting resumes today. Happy 2015! In September/October of 2014 I went through an internal rebellion. I realized that I want to consciously, intentionally move away from blogging (almost) exclusively about Christian Science. Part of me feels like I need to move on because I'm not in Christian Science anymore, and part of me wants … Continue reading chasing the fantasies that filled our minds

“Top 10 signs of good spirituality”

I’m not sure what I’m looking for as I adventure away from Christian Science, but this looks like a good list of things to take into consideration.

Humanistic Paganism

This essay was first published at The Humanist Contemplative.

Over the course of my comparative studies, there are some general traits I’ve noticed which seem to be shared between those wisdom streams and I thought it could be helpful to point them out. Here are some traits that are a sign of a good and healthy spiritual path…

10) Aim of True Happiness

Good spirituality will have as its aim the happiness of the practitioner. Of course, deep understanding of what this entails is essential. By ‘True Happiness’ we mean something more than mere pleasure associated with one’s conditions. Rather, the kind of happiness a good spirituality will pursue will be a deeper sense of contentment that transcends circumstance. It will be a source of inner strength in the face of adversity and humble appreciation in the face of fortune. Such a happiness is also not selfish in the…

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what I’ve been reading – thought provoking blog posts

I think my Sunday School teachers should be grateful that the internet wasn't as prevalent when I was in their classes... Or maybe I should be grateful, I suspect I would have had a LOT more conversations w/the Sunday School Superintendent. Not a fan of Jesus at Godless in Dixie Fascinating Womanhood: Pandora's Box at … Continue reading what I’ve been reading – thought provoking blog posts

what I’ve been reading – superstition, sex & creation

Narendra Dabholkar - Narendra Dabholkar, fighter against superstition, was killed on August 20th, aged 67Another Obamacare Win: Religious Birth Control Exemption Thrown Out by CourtMichigan Attorney General Schuette: Marriage is for regulating sexual relationships to make babiesChristians, Can We Drop This 'Creationism' Thing Already?Texas Textbook Hearing Incites Debate Over Whether Students Should Learn Creationism meme via … Continue reading what I’ve been reading – superstition, sex & creation