Articles written by Ex-Minister International's Founder - Executive Director, Brian Worley   (starting with the most recent addition)

Arranged By Date Written

Title

Subject/Key Words

 

Written in 2017

 
     

April 13, 2017

Confessions of an Ex-Minister: My Story (Part One)

 I tell my deeply personal spiritual story and quickly get into my childhood, the torments & my love and appreciation for the church and the accident that nearly took my father's life...it bore witness to me that God is real and that sometimes God intervenes if he are humble enough to pray & just a bit about Deism. 

 

   

April 14, 2017

Confessions of an Ex-Minister: My Story (Part Two)

Continuation, in this I get into some spiritual/secular stories from the US Army and my years at Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, FL.
     

March 31, 2017

Opaque Morality: The Great Ethical Problem of the Non-Religious

 Secular souls have an inherent disadvantage in society when it comes to trust and expressing values. Secular morality is opaque! What should we expect people to just trust us when we can't specify our ethics and values? This is THE # ONE issue that secularism faces!
     
 

Written in 2016

 
     

November 09, 2016

Congratulations Donald Trump!

 Written on election night, for the first time publicly I reveal a little of my political beliefs. That I would never vote for a Clinton or Bush...NEVER! That I had once worked on a Republican Central Committee in the 90's...well, I hope you will read the rest! 
     
 

Written in 2015

 
 

 

 

September 08, 2015

Freedom of Unbelief: Worthy of Protection - Where's the Human Rights Legislation?

 While we have freedom to believe, we don't have the inverse proposition...freedom of unbelief! Written after the Charlie Hebdo murders. If we don't have freedom of unbelief then we truly don't have religious freedom. I bring what I believe is a unique model (a first) by showing that freedom of unbelief needs to be paired with religious freedom and that it should conduct itself similar to what happens in a nucleus of an atom and follow the laws of electricity.  
     

February 18, 2015

The Myth of Misogyny and the Meaning of Marriage

 One of my favorites! Not taking the bait on hatred and getting into the spirituality that makes marriages work. Utilizing the Biblical story of Adam & Eve as a secular writer and how this is a GOOD thing to help people see how easily they get tripped up! I use this as a positive reinforcement and model of a secular being to utilize scriptures for a good cause.
     
 

Written in 2014

 
     

July 17, 2014

 

What Aggressive Secularism Does to Society

 

I have completely re-written my older article Will Secularism Destroy Society? Hopefully, I have gotten wiser and found a better way to communicate the subject matter. I consider this the most important subject of secularism. I make some confessions in this, the only article that I have ever re-written. Durant & Santayana anchor the post as before, but in this my goal is to apply their message within the secular crowd. I share a ministers perspective about secularism that might give one something to ponder. The sustainable adjustment section is where I discuss a new strategy about aggressive secularism. I hope you will slowly read this one.
     
 

Written in 2013

 
     

March 22, 2013

The Battle for Religious Freedom: The Next Step

 I define the four things you must have in order to have religious freedom. The next step we should take is to assimilate protection from retaliation into our thinking when we define freedom of religion. I see blasphemy as retaliation and discuss this and other aspects of evangelism that lead to retaliation.
     
 

Written in 2012

 
     

November 1, 2012

Nation Building, Cohesion and the Atheist Nemesis

A pastoral essay. The little known secular movement that has protected the USA since it's founding and the illegitimate one destroying America today. Why a dualistic religion/secular arrangement is good for nation building. I call for the destruction of the "new atheist secular movement"! 
     

October 16, 2012

Humanists That Want to "Cross Out" America

 I point out humanist hypocrisy and why the origins of a cross matter. Edwords & PZ's war on our culture.
     

October 3, 2012

Dualism or Duel? The Question That Transforms Religious Conflict

Do we want to fight (Duel) or have a checks & balance religious/secular (Dual) approach? I compare two approaches toward religion. When applied to religious/secular culture these similar sounding words separated by a vowel make all the difference in the world!  This dualism (in essence) is Ex-Minister's brand/method viewed through history's conflict (hindsight) and a path for our future.
     

March 9, 2012

Prayer Common Sense: An Ex-Minister's Perspective

 Need drives prayer, I don't think it should be ridiculed as silly. It should be a private affair as Jesus taught.
     

Feb. 24, 2012

It's not Skepticism...It's Class Warfare:
(A humanist perspective upon poverty & Liberation Theology)

 I think my title/subtitle covers this one. Poverty is a great teacher, the subject matter pervades themes of religion/skepticism and should inform the positions that we take...unless your a cold hearted SOB. I discuss the events of El Salvador and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Liberation Theology.
     
 

Written in 2011

 

Oct. 26, 2011

The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage

 Marriage is a civil/secular institution that needs lifting from those that mire it in religion. Those that speed read or sound bite will likely miss the "heart" contained within the Off Topic Questions that Christians need to ask section. The church's Biblical stance on homosexuality is a problem that they don't know how to fix. If they don't atheism will! 
     

Oct. 2, 2011

What God Won't Do...A Justice Primer

 I almost said social justice, but I'm not satisfied with the concept. Justice is the solution , I explain how a homiletical adjustment can be made without compromising people's faith. Written as a good natured non-threatening challenge to current Christian theological thought. Justice and meaning are closely related.
 

 

 

Aug. 3, 2011

Why I am not an atheist a skeptics case for God

 A deist debunks atheism and explains why belief in God is reasonable. I speak about the positive side of religion and explain why atheist beliefs aren't conducive to building a healthy society. My second best article.
     

March 30, 2011

Ethics and Morality

 The divisiveness of secular morality and religious ethics is problematic! Finding a starting point of  where to begin discussing this chasm, holding people accountable and seeking to break down separation barriers. 
     

Jan. 15, 2011

Will Secularism Destroy Society?

 The great clerical refrain is true, Will Durant on the subject matter. I consider this my best article.
     
 

Written in 2010

 

Dec. 9, 2010

The American Atheist Billboard: A Public Menace and a Failure to Understand Myth!

  The power and function of myth in society, Christmas crashing by obnoxious atheist group
     

Nov. 18, 2010

The Atheist - Humanist Rift & My Deism

 Why atheism needs to be destroyed, Secular Humanism, Atheism and my announcement that I am a Deist
     

Sept 2, 2010

Discovery Gunman was an Atheist

 I just missed the crazed atheist gunman at Discovery Headquarters...A subjective inquiry into the God question
     

July 29, 2010

Hitchens, Cunningham and Hebrews 12  

 Hitchens' cancer and Randal Cunningham's son drowns...a look at "Divine retribution" and false guilt due to Hebrews 12
 

 

 

Feb. 12, 2010

Solutions: People of Faith & Faith Based Initiatives

 Why secular opposition to faith based initiatives should cease.

     

Jan. 2, 2010

The Good-guy vs. Bad-guy Scenario: A Fundamentalist Primer  

 I get into a little of my fundamentalist past and how the game is played upon the right. I name names and address the current day fundamentalism within non-theism and how to fight it!

     
 

Written in 2009

 

Nov. 13, 2009

Proxy Killing and Modern Day Slavery in the Baltic's

 An untold account of the Nazi Army killing of Jews  in  the Baltic region  from a survivor, The world's highest suicide rates are in the Baltic's, &  Modern Day Slavery of the Baltic people

     

Nov. 4, 2009

Birmingham Conference is "Out of Focus"

 Confusion with church names , quack Christian cures for homosexuality, Focus on the Family

     

Oct 12, 2009

A Progressive New Secular Paradigm with a Jekyll & Hyde Approach Towards Christianity

   A new and improved secular approach towards Christianity. This sets forth Ex-Minister's Organizational thinking that "warms up" to progressive Christianity.

   

 

Sept. 24, 2009

The Unasked Question & the Possibility of a Creator

  Short but asks the question we should be asking!
     

Sept. 24, 2009

Ted Turner's Turnabout on Religion

   Looking at how Ted Turner has handled religion 
     

July 31, 2009

Creation vs. Evolution

  Looking at modern day foolishness, including secular answer for origins.
     

June 15, 2009

My Life is in Danger!!!

 My experiences dealing with the Latvian mafia
     

June 6, 2009

 Latvia: "Giving Democracy a Bad Name"

  Brian's story of living in Latvia dealing with corruption and the state of human rights
      

May 18, 2009

Is Leaving the Ministry Like Leaving the Mafia?

  Minister's wanting to leave the ministry & the discrimination they face
      

Apr.  4, 2009

The Christian's Identity Theft & the Conformity Prison

  What faith does & takes from a person
     

Apr.  3, 2009

Tongues: The Biblical Case Against Today's Gibberish

 The four Biblical rules. According to the Bible speaking in tongues isn't Biblical. 
     

Mar.  2, 2009

I Don't Want to Talk About It!

  Racism, Baptist pedophilia, Bob Gray Donald Domelle, Martin Luther King & TTU
       

Jan. 30, 2009

Secular Humanism: The Best Post-Christian Alternative

 Alternatives to atheism & becoming a secular humanist upon leaving the faith. The problem with atheism  
     
 

The YEAR OF 2008 

 

Dec. 26, 2008

How "Blank" it is to be Loved by you

 Brian discusses his family, Canton, N.C. life & the  grief from Christians for leaving the faith while  looking at the character of Christians
     

 Dec. 16, 2008

 God and the Banker sure have a lot in common

 similarities of "god" and the bank
     

Dec. 2, 2008

The Fundamentalists are Correct About Gay Marriage

  Good reasons to be against gay marriage UN Declaration of Human Rights Art 16
     

Oct. 26, 2008

Guns in Churches: A Look at Christian Paranoia

  Guns in church, environment, Masons, de-bunking theocracy with the Bible
        

Apr. 2, 2008

Let the Dead Bury the Dead

  Latvian holocaust, Jesus treatment of those  in grief, why Jesus was silent about genocide
     

Mar.  8, 2008

Jeremiah & the Old Testament Forgery

   Jeremiah tells of forgery, Book of Jasher,  preservation of scripture myth
     

Mar. 1, 2008

The Split Personality of Christianity

 Fundamentalism vs. PC Christianity Yale Lectures, Latvia & communism
     

Feb. 5, 2008

The Pleasure Police

 Christian suppression of sex sexual attitudes, marriage, Catholic church
     

Jan. 20, 2008

Jesus, They're Killing the Straw Man Again!

    Patriotism, Atheism, Liberty the sudden charge against religion
   

 

Jan. 17, 2008

Tony Dungy's Christian Dilemma

 the call of God, honoring commitments    NFL football & faith

         

January 2008

In Two Minds: The Anatomy of a Christian Hate Letter - Fifth

In this letter, post-conversion treatment of Christians is discussed.

January 2008

In Two Minds: The Anatomy of a Christian Hate Letter - Third

In this, I discuss not hearing anyone challenge faith until I was 33 and a clip of my protesting the NCC.

January 2008

In Two Minds: The Anatomy of a Christian Hate Letter - First

This letter includes my brother's reply and the open letter to my friends and family for weird behavior.
     
 

 The YEAR OF 2007 

 

Dec. 2007

Anatomy of a Christian Hate Letter: Introductory Letter of the Series

The first of a series of letters with Dr. Valerie Tarico concerning the reactions of family and friends concerning Brian's departure from faith. 
     

Dec. 18,  2007

You Can't Have it Both Ways

 Reason/faith don't mix, hermaphrodite & gay/straight sexuality, castaways & CS Lewis
     

Nov. 26, 2007

Pipers that Lead us to Reason

 Rock songs with messages of reason Eagles, Bon Jovi, REM,

      

Nov. 17, 2007

The Devil is in the Details

 Roy Varghese's book,  Anthony Flew  why definitions are so important!!!
     

Oct.  5,  2007

The God of the Bible is a Sheep Beater

     God beats Christians Death of a child, chastisement,  Christian suffering, 

     

Sept. 15,  2007

Christian, " Do you really have it?"

 Most Christians will not go to Heaven & why    Hell, Eternal security,
     

May  28, 2007

How Faith/Religion Robs Man

   Religion...a big fork in the road 10 point summary on how it's done!
 

 

 

Spring   2007

The Bible Does Have Errors!

 The myth of Biblical inerrancy  sun worship, God's problem with chariots
     
 

Written in the  YEAR OF 2006 (or earlier) 

 
     

2005 ???

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