Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Consequence of Complacency, the Lost Boys and Girls of Syria

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) just released an alarming report indicating that the number of Syrians who have fled their ravaged country just passed 4 million. This doesn’t take into account the additional 7.6 estimated million internally displaced within Syria still at risk for political, social, and religious persecution by the Assad […]

I Love My Birth Control

Has anyone ever thought about making that blue pill pink? I turned thirty this year and I am in love with my birth control. Yes, you heard me, my birth control. I have been on birth control for close to half my lifetime. I originally started taking it because I got my period every twenty-one […]

God Is Not My Law

 “I used to be a Protestant.” It’s a response I have uttered hundreds of times when asked about my religious beliefs. “I am now an atheist” is what usually follows. Growing up in America my religious affiliation was viewed as a defining characteristic of the type of person I was to become later on in […]

Ripe For The Taking – The Gaza Strip and ISIS Influence

Yesterday the Islamic State (better known as ISIS) released a video from its Syrian stronghold threatening to topple the current government, Hamas, and taking over the Gaza Strip. Their claim – that Hamas has not been sufficiently strict enough when it comes to religious enforcement. For those unaware, Hamas was originally a Palestinian militant movement […]

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