Killing your characters!

Killig off charactersHow to Kill Your Characters

There often comes a time in any author’s career where they must kill off a character in their book. Or, at least they contemplate such a task. The question arises, however, “Should an author kill a character?” The definitive answer is, “Maybe.” (more…)


The Last “Why?”

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What to say to an atheist when they ask why you believe in God.

In recent years, atheists seem to have taken over the internet. They troll comment areas on articles and social media sites, waiting to pounce on anyone that offers a prayer or praise to an almighty power. They act as though anyone who believes in a higher being is an idiot or at the very least, naïve. They seem to believe that atheism is a new concept and that those in the past who believed just didn’t know any better.

Unfortunately, many of the believers who are attacked in these forums choose to respond by quoting scripture which is about as effective as speaking Chinese to a cow.

How can people who don’t believe in God find any proof in the Bible? Bluntly, they don’t. So, that brings about a problem for those who don’t know how to respond to the atheists’ question of why we believe.

I should start this by explaining that I hold an advanced degree in science. I have studied biology, physics, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, geology (and a host of other topics that would make the average person cringe) as both a career choice and a hobby. I actually like that stuff, and I have pondered the existence of God just like the next person. And after spinning around and around the subject for decades, I finally landed on the basis of my belief.
It’s something I call, “The Last Why.”

It works very simply like this: Start with any question and continue asking “why” until there are no more answers. (more…)