Category Archives: Personal experience/stories

The Messiah: What Jews Believe

(This is a follow-on from the previous post.) So, there I was, a Gentile teenager in pre-Internet days, trying to find out what Jews believed about the Messiah. It wasn’t all that easy, but I was persistent, and I did … Continue reading

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Encountering apologetics

I’ve mentioned before that I spent a large portion of my younger years reading about religion and theism, trying to find answers for myself. One particular part of this that I want to write about is all the time I … Continue reading

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Why I won’t be giving to ‘Operation Christmas Child’ this year

A few weeks ago, my daughter came home from school waving a letter informing me that the school is ‘proud to be supporting the Operation Christmas Child project this year’. (The letter also says that they ‘have enjoyed huge success … Continue reading

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How I Became An Atheist, Part 4 – Becoming An Atheist

This is the fourth and final part of an account originally published as one long post, detailing how and why I became an atheist. Part 1 (‘Background’) is here, Part 2 (‘Considering Religion’) here, and Part 3 (‘Becoming an Agnostic’) … Continue reading

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How I Became An Atheist, Part 3 – Becoming An Agnostic

This is Part 3 of the story of how I became an atheist, initially published as a single very long post, now edited slightly and broken down for manageability. Part 1 (‘Background’) is here and Part 2 (‘Considering Religion’) is … Continue reading

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How I Became An Atheist, Part 2 – Considering Religion

This is Part 2 of what was originally a single very long post, slightly edited, with apologies for any confusion thereby caused. Part 1 (‘Background’) is here. With all of this thinking about God and about religion, the obvious thing … Continue reading

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How I Became An Atheist, Part 1 – Background

I don’t plan for much of the site to be about atheism specifically – it just isn’t among the more interesting of the various religion-related topics out there to be discussed – but the question of what I myself believe … Continue reading

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