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I’ve mentioned I come from a religious family.  While almost every member of my closest family members has been active with the church for their entire lives, we do not all attend the same church.  We are scattered through local congregations as well as the several churches my grandfather founded here in southern California.  You […]

My life is rooted in church.  It’s where my parents met.  It’s the reason my family came to the United States.  It’s been a dominant factor in shaping my life almost since the day I was born, June 18, 1992.  A Thursday.  Three days later, as radiant with new life as Christ was resurrected, where […]

David Foster Wallace said, “Religious dogmatists’ problem is exactly the same as the unbeliever: blind certainty, a close-mindedness that amounts to an imprisonment so total that the prisoner doesn’t even know he’s locked up.” Religious dogmatists jail themselves in mind prisons of blind certainty.  Like schizophrenics, they live in warped worlds where their irrational beliefs […]