When life becomes a nightmare, wake yourself up

Recently, life has taken a toll on my mental health. More accurately, the anxiety, pressures, overwhelm and stress of the last few years erupted into a week-long anxiety attack last month. …


You’re actually a force of nature, capable of both construction and destruction

You may be one of the billions who’ve been taught to call yourself ‘a sinner’. This means that you believe (or believed) you’re innately undeserving, flawed, wicked, wrong, and unacceptable. You have been ‘saved’ only by a deity’s goodness and mercy.

Hey. I’ve been there. I had no idea the…


You can never really be prepared for it

Who are you? If you’re pregnant, you’re about to go through a metamorphosis. The woman you will become as a mother is not exactly the same woman you are now. Motherhood will change you — profoundly. You may wonder where that person went, she who did whatever she wanted whenever…


Understanding that your life has a purpose, no matter what.

In general, religious folks don’t believe that life has a real purpose without their God. Isn’t that the point of religion, after all, to connect with the deity’s cosmic plan? To locate meaning in the idea that death isn’t the end?

Anyone non-religious or deconverting from religion (and, honestly, even…


Celebrating the season after you’ve realized the story’s not real

If you’ve found yourself questioning your Christian beliefs this year, or if you’ve questioned them and found them wanting, you are not alone. If you live in a predominately Christian culture, you will be reminded about the religion you left behind every Easter and Christmas. …


Mythology born from humanity’s deepest pain

There is a question that has always been asked of traditional Christianity; a question that should keep fundamentalist believers awake at night.

Can a diety be the embodiment of love, and also send people to eternal suffering if they don’t guess the correct spiritual belief?

Everything I have seen or…


You’re probably living with some trauma

When I decided that Christianity (in all its forms) was based on legends and emotions, I had a lot of healing to do. Even now I don’t think I’ve fully processed or recovered from decades of training my mind to think a certain way. …


What’s in this book that billions follow?

God’s justice and goodness are frequently declared in the Bible, and yet the actions attributed to him often violate humanity’s understanding of morality. Christian reasoning is: “It’s okay because it’s God. He can do what he wants. Whatever he does is good, and he has a good plan in the…


Here’s why the rabbi’s death was not a valid atonement for sin

Jesus’ death and resurrection are the heart of Christianity. The argument is that this Jewish rabbi died for the sins of humanity, because —

‘… without the shedding of blood there can be no forgiveness of sin.’ (Hebrews 9:22)

This logic was, gorily, typical of primitive practices. Ancient cultures throughout…


After 30 years believing Christianity’s claims

The reasons why I have left my old religion are numerous, and they keep multiplying and being affirmed the more I experience and study with unbiased eyes. Here, I will share just one reason.

The ‘Theory’ of Evolution

I came to understand that we have the fossils of our various ape-like ancestors gradually evolving…

Susie Ambrose

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History: The fall of Rome, the history of the Jews, and medieval history. Enticed by stories, culture, food, and self-improvement.

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