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My Soapbox Rant of the Day

I’ve been trying to stay as far away from the Casey Anthony case as I can. But since the media just can’t seem to let it go, I figured I’d step up on my soapbox on this issue too. Yesterday morning I was at the doctor’s office getting my staples removed, and the TV in … Continue reading

Purity Pledges

I was under the impression that we had been taking giant strides forward in women’s rights. It is shameful that we are instead being thrown backward. On a side note, as long as there are people out there shouting about equal rights and reparations, equality will never happen. I know that I am not oppressed, … Continue reading

Looking for a good deal?

I come from a long line of bargain hunters. I think that the very fact that there are clearance sections in almost every store is proof that most of the things we buy are obscenely overpriced. Stores like Big Lots and Overstock offer further proof with their “closeout” deals. Someone is making a lot of … Continue reading

Can I ask you a favor?

I was wondering if you could share with me your stories about finding faith, losing faith, or anything relating to how you came to believe in what you do? Feel free to share as a comment or send an e-mail to freethinkingmama@hotmail.com.

The Faith Debate

I have spent a long time grappling with the dilemma of faith. I know that I attended church with my mother intermittently in my toddlerhood, although I don’t much remember it, and with friends later in childhood and early adolescence. I always wanted so much to believe, and was consistently disappointed with myself and the … Continue reading

Late Night Rambling

I have to say, this raising a kid thing is not the easiest job in the world. And even more important than that is that it is never what you expect it to be. Perceived easy moments can actually be much more difficult– like trying to bargain with the demon harpy bean-sidhe (say: banshee) in … Continue reading

politically ashamed

If public opinion differs so drastically from what the government is doing, then we the people, no longer have proper representation. If we can’t align the will of the people with the function of government, then a democratic state ceases to exist. I think there’s much more at stake here than funding for planned parenthood.

Book #4: God Is Not Great

My last post set up for my next choice on the list perfectly, and I didn’t even plan it. But when I read that article this morning, I knew that now would be the perfect time to talk about God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens. I know there are a lot of people out … Continue reading

Why College Students Are Losing Their Religion

I would like to say first: I have a lot of friends who are both intelligent and religious and I have every respect for these individuals. But it is so very hard for me to understand why they think the way they do, as I am sure they feel the same about me. To each … Continue reading

Random thought of the day

The absolute most important thing we as parents can do for our children is to provide them with the tools necessary to live a happy and fulfilled life. Maybe we should change the focus of whether or not we might be bad parents to the kind of people we would like our children to be. … Continue reading