I'm still here. I don't really feel like writing but after a month of radio silence, I decided I should post something if only to let everyone know I'm still alive and the site isn't dead, at least not yet. I could tell you I've been focusing on my novel,
This is a short story set in the same world as my in progress novel. If you like this content please consider subscribing. Enjoy! Dariush Mohammadi jolted awake to a harsh buzzing that reverberated through the room. Three sharp screeches like a strangled goose, then a pause, and then repeating.
While my own experiences ultimately led me out of Evangelicalism, I was recently asked if there were resources I could share as well. If you're new here and interested in Evangelical deconstruction, I encourage you to read about my journey. Otherwise, the rest of these are in the order in
Turn out the lights. Twitter is over. It's been over for a while but it seems we're nearing a tipping point. The company is hemorrhaging money and the "Free Speech Absolutist" owner has a nazism problem. Even if he didn't, he still doesn't have a clue how to run
In light of renewed fighting between Israel and Palestine, there have been the requisite takes on the conflict started, who is right or wrong, and the "common sense" ways to resolve it once and for all. When it's brought up: What does this conflict have to do with Evangelicalism? Unfortunately,
I'm from the U.S. and write from a U.S.-centric viewpoint. This post will be about the U.S. federal government with a sprinkle of other levels, mainly to highlight why we are so dysfunctional, especially if anyone in the audience is not U.S.-based. There are
This is a short story written in the same world as my debut novel. If you enjoy please consider subscribing. Sun streamed through the kitchen window, reflecting off the stark white countertops. José paused his work, cleaning leftovers from lunch, to raise the sash and allow the breeze and the
I tend to avoid writing too much about current events because there are voices better than mine on most topics and such posting has a limited shelf-life. I decided I'd weigh in on this one because it is at the intersection of two of my passions. If you haven't heard,
The title doesn't lie. There were two instances of Mormon missionary harassment. Neither are particularly interesting and I present them in the context of regret and of the Evangelical pot calling the kettle "black".
Short stories and more information about my novel are coming. It may not be perfect but it will be interesting.
Instead of ranting about what I’m against, I’ll tell you what I’m for. That answer is simple: I am for humanity. I’m for humans over religions, over nations, and over corporations. I believe that we are equal.
In some ways, I wish I could say that Trump was the final straw or Evangelicals’ embrace of his presidency. I wish I could say it was the abysmal COVID response, the relentless drive to pack the courts and subjugate women. I wish I’d seen the racism, the bigotry,
White supremacy is a big problem for mainline Protestant churches. The more liberal members are walking away from church entirely. The more conservative ones leave for places that have no qualms with preaching it.
Evangelicalism treats people as marketing tools, a source for the offering plate, and a vote to propel their political power.
Deconstruction is a process. Maybe some people wake up one day and realize they no longer believe in the things they spent decades cultivating but that's not what happened for me. 2010 until 2013 was a difficult time. Financially we were recovering from the failure of my business. My wife
💡Welcome to cfreak.dev! If you're new here you might wish to start with part one. If you haven't subscribed, please consider doing so. It's free and it helps me track engagement. Bonus: When you sign up you'll be able to comment on posts to let me know why I'm
Artificial Intelligence. It's been in the news lately if you haven't noticed. AI will take our jobs, run off with our partners, and kill us all. I'm often asked about how I think AI will shape the world so for today's Friday Update I'll try to cut through the
Deconstruction Part 4 - or how I learned to stop worrying and reject the idea of Hell I love Isaac Asimov. Well, his later works probably aren't as good. Maybe it's better to say I like Asimov. Except he had a problem with misogyny. Ok fine. I appreciate Asimov for
A journey of deconstruction Part 3 "Prosperity Gospel" was inevitable. For those not familiar "Prosperity Gospel" is the idea that good Christians will be blessed with wealth in the current life. Therefore the most wealthy are the most righteous. Of course, the best way for God to recognize your goodness
Friday Update #1 I've made a decision. It happens from time to time, we'll see if it is a good one. Part 3 of the Deconstruction series is still in progress but I'd like to have three updates a week. To that end, my plan is to publish the deconstruction
Deconstruction Part 2 At the Resort Ministry, there were three groups. The hunters, the hunted, and the insiders. The hunters donned camouflage clothing and painted their faces. Their game proved to be the most fun on nights like this one where the moon remained hidden in its monthly orbit and
Part 1 - Definitions The best place to start any journey is at the beginning. My morals, ethics, and worldview are, for better or worse, shaped by evangelical Christianity and it frames a great deal of my writing. This being the first post, I think it wise to start with