Makeesha Fisher's Blog

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I am a graphic artist, mom to two girls and wife of an actor. I enjoy dancing, reading, knitting and I might be a little obsessed with podcasts. I spent the first 31 years of my life as a passionate evangelical, Pentecostal Christian (12 years of which were spent as a minister) and am now trying to find my dance outside of religion.

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 20:42

Built into Christian theology and praxis, is a celebration of persecution for one’s beliefs. Christians claim a long history of martyrs, and a quick scan of the New Testament alone reveals at least a dozen verses extolling the value of persecution and encouraging the faithful to endure. However, some claims of persecution have popped up lately that I think warrant a response. Disagreement does not equate to persecution.

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 15:41

One of the things that ultimately led me away from religion was the added layers I noticed were utterly superfluous. Religion definitely played a role in my life but analyzing all of life’s experiences through a lens of religion became exhausting. When I left religion, I experienced freedom I didn't know was possible.

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 15:33

“Why can’t atheists just leave religious people alone? What difference does it make to them anyway?” This is a common complaint levelled against the non-religious. Sometimes I have these thoughts too. What harm is it really? And then I remember my childhood and think about the encounters my kids have had with religious kids. I remember the fear and anxiety, the pressure to proselytize and the way my Christian friends treated others.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 01:44

Atheist parenting, like all parenting, requires many tools. Atheists face some unique challenges in our parenting since most of us live in communities dominated by religious ideology. Here I attempt to provide you with some of my favourite resources for parents and kids alike.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 16:20

I have heard atheists accused of many things. In this post I address the accusation that atheists lack imagination and can't tolerate mystery. Is it true that the "spiritual" amongst us have a greater appreciation for mystery? If so, what's so great about mystery anyway?