Category Archives: theism

Will you say grace?

What do you do when asked to say grace?

My entire family, including fairly extended out, knows I am not religious, and most know I am atheist or at least Humanist, so I don’t really get asked often. My mom used to occasionally ask me in her attempt to get me to be more religious but she was also prepared for me to say no.

If I was asked at someone’s house, perhaps a friends parents, I would probably politely decline. Although after writing that sentence I realized that it would be better to have a Humanist grace on hand. Maybe something like this: Continue reading

God saved me, but let you die.

How many times have you heard a religious person tell a story that goes something like the story below (I actually heard this from someone):

‪”I was driving too fast down a winding road when suddenly I started skidding, heading towards a steep embankment. Then, out of no where, I felt a sharp bump on my car and it stopped a few feet from the edge of the cliff.”‬

I don’t know about you, but I have heard some rendition of this story at least 20 twenty times from different people. There isn’t always a cliff, sometimes it’s another car, a light pole, a train, etc. All have the commonality of something happening they interpreted as being divine intervention.  Continue reading