Last night a friend of me sent something to me from a friend of his who is dying. I don’t know the man who wrote this personally and his name is intentionally being kept anonymous, though I did get permission through my friend to post this testimony of the last days of this man’s life. […]
About Matt Oxley
Matt is a former Christian who, through facing his own doubts found a life without faith. Now atheist he dedicates his life to helping people transition through stages of belief via private counseling.
Matt is currently working on his first book - Embracing Doubt, and contributing to the dialogue between atheists, Christians, and skeptics.
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Note: For the purposes of this discussion it should be understood that when I’m referring to that which is properly “Christian Ethics,” I’m referring to the idea that that which is Christian is also Biblical. So for the purposes of this post and any discussion about it, think of Christian Ethics as Biblical Ethics and, […]
It’s rare that I find stories that so precisely and eloquently put words to the way it felt for me as I lost my faith. It’s rare that I ever feel like someone actually gets it. Jim Etchison does such an incredible job describing these thoughts and feelings in his book Songs of the Deconverted, […]
Prior to last week I had never been to a funeral for a friend. I’ve been to funerals of course; when the parents of one of my friends died and they needed my support, or when an inlaw died in support of my wife. This was the first time since I was probably 8 years […]
Join us today for a live debate covering the topic: Does the Triune God of the Scriptures Exist? The debate will begin at 10AM and last roughly 1.5 hours. It will be livestreamed from a Google+ hangout and you can watch it below, or directly at the YouTube page here. The format will be […]
Many times when discussing the path of doubt with those that have yet to experience or embrace it they come to the conclusion that it is easy, simple, or even that it was an escape from having to live with and face a life of faith. The burdens of doubt, however, cannot and should not […]
Today in Your Stories we have Eric’s story of combating fundamentalism in his own belief system. Eric is another friend of mine whom started his perpetual journey at around the same time that I did and we’ve talked at length about that journey over the years. Without Eric I’m not sure I would have made […]
Today I’m excited to welcome David Hayward of NakedPastor.com, where he routinely practices the art of writing graffiti on the walls of religion, for an interview. Through his many controversial cartoons, comics, drawings, and blogs David consistently challenges the status quo in the religious world and most directly within Christianity. I first found David just […]
The slowest process of my life (besides dying). By Anonymous Waking up from religion has been a multi-dimensional, multi-experiential process. You know the whole “layers of an onion” metaphor? In the case of extricating myself from religion, it’s more like peeling back layers of a multiverse with that uniquely painful phase involving the Sun (which […]
After nearly 4 years of boycott from many members of the atheist and LGBT communities Chick-fil-a has finally softened it’s stance on homosexuality and agreed to stop sending money to anti-gay groups and lessen it’s discourse in the public sphere. Previously I talked about how much our voice and our response to bigotry […]