After spending most of my adult life in professional church work, as a missionary/teacher and pastor,  on March 25 on MSNBC’s “Up W/ Chris Hayes” I publicly came out as a freethinker who could no longer affirm the metaphysical claims of Christianity.  My journey has been a long one.  In retrospect I see that it began with a close reading of the Bible and becoming aware of too many questions I could not answer:  the exaggerations, the fabrications, the inconsistencies and the outright brutality–both in the Old Testament and the New Testament.  In the past couple years I’ve done a bit of reading in behavioral genetics, evolutionary psychology, cognitive neur0science, and paleo-anthropology.  Slowly the pieces came together and few months ago I came to finally see religion as a purely human phenomenon, shaped by evolution and by the geopolitical facts on the ground of human culture.

Thanks for taking the time to read this blog.  I look forward to the conversation.


  1. km
    April 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Is your March appearance on MSNBC available anywhere online? Would love to see it. Love the blog!

  2. April 30, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Hello, Mike! Recently I heard about you through a Brazilian website and thought you could be interested to know about INRI CRISTO, a Brazilian guy who claims to be the reincarnated Christ. Take a look at the most complete interview he has ever given http://www.inricristo.org.br/index.php/en/interviews/more-300-questions . It is amazing and enlightening.

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