Less Than Meets the Eye

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

–  II Corinthians 5:17

One of the earliest seeds of doubt I still recall is when I realized that sometimes Christians were jerks too.

I was 18, still in my happy, DayGlo, recently saved and washed-in-the-blood honeymoon period. But it was late on in that phase, starting to get down to day-to-day living. After service I was heading for the parking lot, when my ear caught two women arguing. Continue reading

Caves of Chaos

I’m a guy who loves philosophy. I would like to spend many, many, many days reading the great philosophers, something I denied myself by not dedicating myself to college. Trolling around through summaries of some of Plato’s dialogues earlier this week, I ran across one that I had seen before, but that for some reason struck me as very much like my experience trying to explain my shedding of faith to my still-believing friends.

Plato’s Cave is a well known and well-worn dialogue about the nature of the philosopher and enlightenment. Continue reading