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Ches Smith

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Ches Smith was born in 1974, spent six confused years in elementary school, three awkward years in middle school, four invisible years in high school, found Jesus, went to college, graduated, got ordained, got married, went to seminary, had a kid, dropped out of seminary, went back to seminary, had two more kids, became increasingly insane, dropped out of seminary again and then lost Jesus. He soon discovered there isn't much an agnostic atheist can do with a degree in Biblical studies and two-thirds of a Masters of Divinity and there isn't much anyone can do with a minor in philosophy. So, to kill time until his inevitable demise, he works to support his family and writes to support his mental well-being. He lives in Houston, Texas with hi...more

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Published on October 18, 2014 05:13
Average rating: 4.00 · 1 rating · 1 review · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
Under the Suns
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Wars to End All Wars by G.L. Lathian
Wars to End All Wars
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This is a quick, interesting read. All the stories are well written, some with a subtle, alternate history take on the events depicted. I'm not a big fan of stories set during WWI, but this held my attention and made me curious to learn more about th...more
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122581 Free Your Mind — 30 members — last activity Oct 13, 2014 09:05AM
A group of freethinking atheists who love to read. We can talk about any books, not only those related to atheism.
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