The most common question for Atheist, answered.
I get asked several times a week why I hate God. The answer is, I don’t hate God, because God isn’t real. How can you hate something that doesn’t exist? What I do hate is the idea of God. I hate the control that the concept of God has over the people of this planet. I hate the indoctrination of children into the church. I hate that Gods followers want to force him on people, culture, and the Government.
Another question I get is, have you even read the Bible? And the answer…
The Christian Heaven, a sacred home to the Almighty God and his son Jesus. Described in the Bible as place where the streets are gold, and the occupants spend all eternity praising God.
The afterlife is depicted in almost every major religion as a destination for the departed souls of Earth, reserved for the true believers. The Holy scriptures are vague as to how it all works, aside from the first shall be last and the last shall be first, truly little is known about the paradise in the sky.
In early civilization, without science to answer the questions that…
By James Heaton
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As the COVID-19 pandemic reared its ugly head, I found my income dwindling. I made my living as a performing musician. With the closing of bars and venues I was no longer able to perform. One of the first things I did to supplement my income was to start plasma donations. I averaged around $46 per donation and was able to donate twice a week. But I still needed to make more to meet the amount I regularly brought in performing. So, I turned to my phone for answers. It took a…
Top 10 List for Overcoming Your Depression
I have been battling Bipolar Disorder for as long as I can remember. I was originally diagnosed in 1996 with BPD and soon after started medication. Between 1996 and 2020, I have tried almost all the meds available for depression, Bipolar Disorder, and sleep disorders. I did Electroconvulsive Therapy aka ECT in 2018 for suicidal thoughts. After ECT I found myself without manic episodes, without passion in my life for things that had driven me for years before. My music (I am a semi professional musician) had left me, I could care less…
The ever-present Black Culture of Savannah Georgia is something that I cannot overlook as a writer. The city itself is versed in culture and offers examples of the finest architecture that many have ever seen. Beauty lies abundant in the timely city squares with their luscious foliage and thick dark trees that could tell stories from hundreds of years back. Quaint benches sit in the squares for the tourist to sit back and marvel at the squares that have been present since the 1700's.
Tourist come through the city in a flash and see the squares from the comforts of…
THE BREAKABLE FORT
by James A. Heaton
I was only eleven when Billy Tyler died. It was during our summertime break from school and as much as I wonder what life would be without that instance, I try to see how it has changed my life. Out of all the events that were present in the lives of five boys that day I think we all took something different home with us. Our lives were never the same.
Billy Tyler was an only child; his parents were very young, and we all thought his mother was very good looking. His…
By James Heaton
The trusty bottle of Captain Morgan’s rum cost $7.85, and it was as good as I remembered it. From the first time I ever drank rum , twelve long years ago, until now I see it as a jovial drink, never a drink for the down and out. Rum brought to mind pirates and my love for Jimmy Buffett songs, I had heard how it was medicine to the pirates in days of old, curing scurvy and now it was going to be my medicine once again.
I made my way out of…
The Secret to Being Bipolar
I used to spend my days wanting to be normal, fantasizing about being like my friends who handled their moods like professionals. I used to think that I was so messed up, and that every reaction to my daily life was bizarre and inappropriate. I’ve concluded that I am who I am, and nothing could change that. It’s a moment of acceptance that I should be proud of, because the day you can accept who you are is quite the accomplishment.
I’ve been diagnosed Bipolar for twenty-four years. I know that I…
By James Heaton
This is the story of a man who faces life much like we all do. He has highs and lows and at times he thought he would never see tomorrow. His journey through life gives love and takes love. He learned that love was not something that you take lightly, it is to be treasured and respected.
Life, like the ocean is full of beauty and danger. But for everything the tides take away it always bring something else in. …
So, let’s talk about a touchy subject. ECT or Electro-Conductive Therapy is an alternative for people with severe Bipolar Disorder. Originally it was called Electro -Shock Therapy and it was a lot more invasive. In the old days people suffered from broken jaws, fractures and brain damage. It’s a lot more user friendly now days.
I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 1996 at the age of 24. I knew nothing about how Bipolar worked or what I should do. My doctor was basically useless, he put me on a few drugs and sent me out into a very scary…
Published writer, author of Life with Bipolar Disorder, A Long Drive to the Coast and Elizabeth Jenkins. A musician, a father, a husband and artist.