Coming Out: I'm an Atheist

With Easter coming up, a slew of dogma and memories come to me like a religious tsunami.  You see, I was brought up Catholic. I went to an all-girl Catholic school in Catholic driven Philippines.  I was taught to believe in a god who was powerful, forgiving and yet, one that should be feared and not be sinned against.  This brought immense confusion, guilt and constant fear of infernal punishment to me....more

The Presence of Absence - Book Review

The Presence of Absence is a very philosophical book, filled with many references to other religious philosophers, seekers for a God experience, for the speakings and healing from God.Doris Grumbach's first experience, the one which began her journey to seek and more fully understand God, happened in her early days of motherhood. ...more

Nuns, Priests, and Equality Day 18 NaBloPoMo

I have questions.Why are women fighting to become priests?Why aren't women fighting for equal job rights as nuns?Why not break barriers for nuns to lead services and administer the sacraments?Wouldn't that be the epitome of the women's movement?  To gain equality while wearing our femaleness?  Isn't that what we are fighting for? .... to broaden our job description?...more

God has a Secret. Do you want in?

The other day driving my daughter home from school, I see a new anonymous face holding a sign on the street asking for money. After wondering for a moment about what happened to the previous man, I began to judge him.Is he really deserving of my $1.00?...more

Americans and Parenting Religion: I'm a Worshiper! Are You?

This is the latest article making it's way around the "let's tell American moms their doing it wrong by making them feel bad" circuit: ...more

The Devi's in the Details . . and in the Grocery Store.

I'm a Christian. Yep, I admit it. But that's not what this post is about. It's about Ms. Gwyn and her beliefs. Ms. Gwyn works at the local Bi-Lo. This story is also about my Facebook fans. At this exact moment, I have 664 Facebook fans. I'm only 2 fans away from the devil's number: 666....more

"Bad Catholic"

Sometimes I feel like a bad Catholic. Sometimes I don't. But either way, I always delight in both Almond Joy and Mounds. I feel pretty sure that God put chocolate on this earth for me to eat without discrimination....more