Don’t Quit Church

I am often confused by religious jargon. Follow any number of God’s devotees on social media and you’re sure to be bombarded with memes quoting Bible verses and meaningless inspirational sayings that people will tell themselves to help them get through another day in their seemingly miserable lives. This doesn’t stop with the internet, either.…

My Failed Attempt at Faith 

I wanted to believe in God. I really, really tried. When I was younger, I found it easy to buy into the concept of God, and of Christianity. After 9/11, I thought I was doing the ‘Christian’ thing by joining the military. There was a certain level of ‘holy war’ mentality amongst my kind of…

Apostasy & Sedition

I don’t wanna be a martyr; don’t wanna be a victim. A messiah is a predator preying on and on the system. I don’t have to agree, and don’t have to smile. Won’t wear your insecurities, fears, guilts, & trials. The blame game is not the same as the game we love to blame. Gods…

Where Is Your Allegiance?

“He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”   – Thomas Paine, American revolutionary The following is some interesting history about the pledge of allegiance to the American flag. It may come as…

Daddy Issues

It’s been several years since I have seen my father. He doesn’t live far, mind you–only six states south of me in the sultry country just outside of Savannah, GA. Gregory Nicholas Tarana has been my father for almost forty-two years; sadly, while we both love each other a great deal, falling out of touch is…

AMEN, Jerry DeWitt

Skepticism is my Nature, Freethought is my Methodology, Agnosticism is my Conclusion, Atheism is my Opinion, and Humanism is my Motivation,  –   Jerry DeWitt, Hope After Faith “Jerry DeWitt’s ministry began when he was seventeen. After twenty-five years of preaching, including pastor-ship of two fundamentalist congregations, he became an atheist.” “I’d bounced from denomination to…