Kevin Benbow's Blog (6)

Growing up

In March of 1985 I took the plunge and converted to Christianity.

In March of 2003 I told my family that I was an atheist. 

I am fortunate in that my family supported my decision.   In fact, they strongly encouraged my decision to get off the “Crazy Train” of Christianity.  We were Fundamental Baptists and I think that they had just about had enough of the rules and regulations that governed every detail of our lives.

My departure from religion left a major void in my…

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Added by Kevin Benbow on December 22, 2011 at 5:41pm — 5 Comments

Productive Dialog with Theists

Nobody enjoys a good argument more than I do, especially when I’m right.  As a counselor though, I am very much aware that most of the time heated arguments only serve to solidify the position one has already taken.  Consider the debates we see on the news.  Democrats and Republicans regularly skewer

each other.  We never see a Republican say “Gosh!  You’re right!  What was I thinking all this time?” Likewise, Democrats in debate generally don’t suddenly say “Wow!  Reaganomics really…

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Added by Kevin Benbow on November 27, 2011 at 10:48pm — 3 Comments

How an atheist deals with the death of a loved one

A while ago I had a conversation with a friend on Facebook about dealing with the death of a loved one.  This is part of that conversation.

I've been thinking about your note that we as people tend to fear death.



My grandfather was the most ethical man I ever knew. He never went to church and even used to joke that he wasn't worried about going to hell because he would be too busy shaking all of his friend's hands. :) 



He died in December of 2000. I was in Chile…

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Added by Kevin Benbow on November 27, 2011 at 4:40pm — 5 Comments

I was a pastor who left fundamentalism





In March of

1985 I had a “born again” experience.  I

was 18 years old, about to enter the Air Force, and had been pondering the

meaning of life for quite some time. 

When I “accepted Christ as my personal savior” everything fell into

place.  Suddenly, there were answers to

all of life’s questions.  I was on the

road to heaven and everybody who did not believe was destined for hell.  Some of my friends thought that I had lost my

mind.  In…

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Added by Kevin Benbow on November 6, 2011 at 1:09am — 10 Comments

There Will Never Be a World Without Religion

I am fully cognizant that the title of this blog will irritate some. Please be patient with me as I attempt to explain myself.…

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Added by Kevin Benbow on December 4, 2010 at 9:34pm — 1 Comment

From a Former Baptist Missionary

My personal journey to atheism was a rather bumpy ride with smooth ending. My parents were not particularly religious. In fact, I never remember going to church as I grew up. Instead, weekends were spent with family at a small lakeside cottage where we would fish for bass, bluegills, and perch.…

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Added by Kevin Benbow on October 10, 2010 at 8:51pm — 1 Comment

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