Part Two of the long-awaited story of one TNGG editor’s upbringing in a conservative, non-denominational Christian-based religion with a long list of no-no’s. A must-read.
Are you ready to open your mind and see that sometimes religion isn’t your “Papa Tryin’ to Preach,” but really just some things that make common sense in general? I’m tellin’ you, it’s a pretty radical experience.
I didn’t fit in the religion, either. Early on, I can remember looking around the Sunday morning meeting (our equivalent of church) at all the others actively listening with shining eyes and thinking it was all some kind of elaborate joke. It all seemed too surreal to be true, yet it was widely preached that to question church doctrines, “The word of God,” — was Satan poisoning the mind of spiritually weak individuals. Looking back, what I perceived as my own flawed character was just a healthy curiosity.
My connection with God doesn’t happen through the Gospel or through sermons—I feel God in the music.
We continue to say “Merry Christmas” rather than “Happy Holidays,” and Santa Clause isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. It’s Christmas in America, and it’s not so secular.
The life of a witch is just like any average person’s life. The first and foremost clarification that’s necessary to make is, Wicca is a peaceful religion and witchcraft is essentially a peaceful practice.
The pre and post-holiday relaxation week leaves a lot of time to curl up and watch some classic holiday movies.
I’m trying to understand and I would never want to follow this blindly. I don’t know of Gen Y being a generation of agnostics, but I definitely think we’re a generation of questioners.
Whether you’re an avid baker, or just looking for an alternative to the typical cupcake, you love these delicious Cake Lollipops. Not only are these treats uber yummy, they are also the perfect size for any holiday party.
Muslims might seem to be different now, but watch out. In 2020 you’ll see a sitcom about Arif Abdullah, the guy who flosses too much.