Category Archives: Religion

The Sacred and The Profane: Church Girls and ‘Convertibles’

You want a freaky woman? Go to the church. Church girls are the FREAKIEST!’ It was a saying repeated by the good ole boys inside of the church and the non believers outside alike. Though some may take umbrage to this saying, in my experience there is certainly a grain of truth to it. To come […]

The Sacred and The Profane: Three Letter Words, Part II

“You’re having sex, I KNOW YOU ARE! TELL ME THE TRUTH!” I clenched my fists tighter and sucked my teeth, inhaling deeply as I looked out of the window of the passenger seat of my aunts’ car. Damn it, I thought to myself, do we really have to go through this again?  I was sixteen years old […]

The Sacred and The Profane: Three Letter Words, Part I

“I’m starting to believe, Something’s wrong with me, ‘Cause everyday, every night, every hour, every minute… I’m thinkin’ ’bout it I can be at my job, in my car, up in church and when I try to pray it off, It won’t work…” -‘Three-Letter Word, by Jamie Foxx SEX. Today I can say it without associating […]

The Sacred and The Profane-Introduction

‘Do you dare liberate yourself to your own self-nature? To the stuff that you’re made of? The very things inside you? Or do you continue to shackle yourself in the name of the sacred. Taught and preached by those who.. If exposed their inner desires would shock and awe you. Ahhhhh, the virgin/whore dichotomy. Give […]

Adventures in Hedonistic Heathendom

When I first apostatized from Islam, I found that some of my co-religionists made certain assumptions about me. Unable or unwilling to see that an individual may have valid and sincere reasons for questioning Islam, some told me that I was simply abandoning Islam and removing hijab because I wanted to follow the ways of […]

Featured Guest Blogger: Emelyne Museaux

Editors’ note: Today’s post is authored by Emelyne Museaux. I met Emelyne through an atheist group in Facebook. In my opinion, she is a brilliant young woman and an expressive writer. I was so impressed with her that I asked her to submit a post. Emelyne brings a unique perspective on the issues of faith […]

Say His Name

Lately I find that the subject of hell is on my mind once again. This isn’t because I feel afraid or nervous about the afterlife. No, my preoccupation with hell stems from the fact that some of the Christians I know tend to threaten me with it. When their circular logic, mental gymnastics and pleas for […]

Blessed Assurance, Part II

In yesterday’s post, I discussed the evangelism attempts of some Christians that I know and the way that they insist they are right. Just for arguments sake let’s say I change my mind. I agree with them and ‘see the light’. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, and all that jazz. I was wrong, to even […]