A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 17 “California”

(The previous chapters can be found by clicking on A Godless Fundamentalist under Topics on the right hand side of this page. To receive email notifications whenever subsequent chapters are published, hit the follow button.) by John Ellis It didn’t take long for my reason for moving to San Francisco to morph into my theatre … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 17 “California”

A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 16 “The Pigsty Part 2”

(The previous chapters can be found by clicking on A Godless Fundamentalist under Topics on the right hand side of this page. To receive email notifications whenever subsequent chapters are published, hit the follow button.) by John Ellis The apartment was unusually dark and quiet when I opened the door. No low hum from the … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 16 “The Pigsty Part 2”

A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 15 “The Pigsty Part 1”

(The previous chapters can be found by clicking on A Godless Fundamentalist under Topics on the right hand side of this page. To receive email notifications whenever subsequent chapters are published, hit the follow button.) by John Ellis Looking back over my journal entries from my Jack Kerouac inspired cross-country pilgrimage, journal entries that stop … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 15 “The Pigsty Part 1”

Reading Ecclesiastes in the Time of the Coronavirus

by John Ellis Buying the post-Enlightenment secularist package includes owning the non-refundable subscription of nihilistic despair. A dirge-filled affair where doomed actors strut on the world stage’s perpetually revived production of the Theatre of Cruelty. No matter how honest we believe ourselves to be, though, like Andre Breton we have zero desire to listen to … Continue reading Reading Ecclesiastes in the Time of the Coronavirus

A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 7 “My Year as a Bob Jones University Preacher Boy”

(The previous chapters can be found by clicking on A Godless Fundamentalist under Topics on the right hand side of this page. To receive email notifications whenever subsequent chapters are published, hit the follow button.) by John Ellis If you continue reading, you’re going to discover that for a span of time as an adult, … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 7 “My Year as a Bob Jones University Preacher Boy”

A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 6

(The previous chapters can be found by clicking on A Godless Fundamentalist under Topics on the right hand side of this page. To receive email notifications whenever subsequent chapters are published, hit the follow button.) by John Ellis Bob Jones University used to bill itself as the world’s most unusual university. I don’t know if … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 6

A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 4

(Catch up with the series by clicking A Godless Fundamentalist under Topics on the right hand side of this page. Or click here to read the Introduction.) by John Ellis One of the sad ironies embedded in my authority figures devotion to protecting my testimony was that while they were busy guarding my external actions, … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 4