Guest Post for Friendly Atheist

I’m honored to once again be guest posting for my friend Hemant Mehta. Last September I had the opportunity to stay with him when I went to STORY. We had dinner together and I even got to see his chlamydia. So it was a pretty good visit.

Today I’m at his place, writing about the yearly tradition of Christian students standing up to the “radical minority” of atheists and agnostics by praying at their high school graduations and why I don’t think that’s a good representation of the Christian faith.

I’d love it if you’d head over to his place and give it a read. And if you’re visiting from Hemant’s, welcome! Be sure to check out The Christian Guide to Atheists series and look me up on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Ford1968

    That guest post was, I think, a tall order. I’ve hung out in that space before, and those readers can be as hostile to Christisnity as my own LGBT tribe. So…job well done. You talked it with true grace.

    • Gordon Duffy

      It depends on how the christian approaches them. Alise hit the right note, understanding why the seperation matters. We should all be on the same side regarding seperation of church and state.

      • Alise Wright

        Thanks. Hemant has been gracious enough to allow me to post there a few times now and I want to be mindful of the audience that I’m writing to. I know there are plenty of things that we can agree about, and this is one where I think we SHOULD agree more.

        Thank you for your participation over here. I really appreciate it!

    • Alise Wright

      Thank you for your kind words!

  • sheila0405

    Excellent guest post! When I saw what happened (on the news) I was deeply saddened. When I later saw the young man making the circuit on Fox, I was annoyed. Prayer is private, unless the community is praying together liturgically. I believe what this young man did was the wrong thing.