Author Archives: Brick Window

About Brick Window

A mother and an atheist--Just trying to do the best I can in a suburb full of believers.

Compassion or Dignity?

“Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others.” I have been chewing on this sentence from my last post. During my stint at the UU church, a lot of energy was spent talking about compassion.  This was a catch-all word, … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Morality, Unitarian Universalism | 3 Comments

Basically, All of Parenting in a Nutshell.

“Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the ‘transcendent’ and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don’t be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if … Continue reading

Posted in Morality | 4 Comments

A Link to Like

This is the blog of the wife of one of my Facebook friends.  I was introduced to him through a flesh and blood friend who is an outspoken FB atheist.  I have no idea how they met each other, but … Continue reading

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Mary

She describes herself as having been soul-raped. Mary was raised in a Catholic home, but was tempted by the flashy-fun youth group at a neighborhood Charismatic church.  She is a natural leader, and her involvement there grew until she was … Continue reading

Posted in Fear, Manipulation, Tolerance, Unitarian Universalism | 2 Comments

Or Else!

In my circles, I have to do a lot of eye rolling. A friend mentioned a meme that has been going around: “What if you woke up tomorrow and the only things you had were those you thanked God for … Continue reading

Posted in Double Standard, Fear | 7 Comments

Cruelty

Animal Planet was on the television at the vet’s office, and since I had all fifteen pounds of my nervous pup squashed up between my arms and my lap, reading was impossible. So I was forced to watch.  Airing was … Continue reading

Posted in Fear, Puppy Love | 5 Comments

I’ll Be Waiting Awhile

A woman I know posted this on her Facebook. Over 35 children started their walk with Jesus today & the number continues to grow! Pray for all the children who have begun to ask questions about Jesus & what He … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Little Fundies | 6 Comments