My dad is the pastor of an evangelical Christian church.
I, however, am an atheist.
For a long time, I assumed my lack of faith as a pastor’s kid (or PK) made me something of an oddity. And then a month or so ago, while listening to CBC Radio One’s show Tapestry, a guest mentioned a stereotype that paints PKs as being more likely to abandon their faith than kids of regular church-going parents.
To which I did a sudden and surprised about-face. Continue reading
What I find myself most wanting to respond to, however, is not to the terror attacks in Paris (to which no response seems adequate), but to the “I Told You So” mentality being bandied about by many on the far right… Continue reading
OPINION By Z. S. Roe I’m a slacker. My commitment to this blog surely demonstrates that. When WordPress informed me in one of their jazzy Year End celebrations that I’d made only a single post in 2014, I thought that they must be wrong. Surely, they were misinformed. But they weren’t. I’ve been slacking off. … Continue reading
Opinion By Z.S. Roe A year or so ago, CBC Radio One’s Tapestry aired an episode about losing your religion (that is, leaving the faith you grew up in), and I was surprised at how emotionally I responded to it. While I grew up in a devout Protestant family, I started questioning my beliefs from … Continue reading