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Updated January 1, 2022

All commenters are expected to use a functioning email address. The use of a fake or non-functioning email address will result in your comment being deleted. Pseudonyms are permitted. All first time comments and comments with more than one HTML link are moderated. Before commenting, please read the ABOUT page to acquaint yourself with my background. You might also want to read the Dear Evangelical page. The following type of comments will not be approved:

  • Preachy/sermonizing comment
  • Extensive Bible verse quoting comment
  • Evangelizing comment
  • I am praying for you comment
  • You are going to Hell comment
  • You never were saved comment
  • You never were a Christian comment
  • Any comment that is a personal attack
  • Any comment that is not on point with what the post is about
  • Any comment that denigrates abuse victims
  • Any comment that attacks LGBTQ people

I write about issues that might not be child-friendly. Please be aware of this. I also use profanity from time to time and I allow the use of profanity in the comment section. The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser is not a democracy where anyone has a right to say whatever they want. This is my personal blog and I reserve the right to approve or not approve any comment. When a comment or a commenter is abusive towards the community of people who read this blog, I reserve the right to ban the commenter. If you can be respectful, decent, and thoughtful, your comment will always be approved. Unfortunately, there are many people — Evangelical/Fundamentalist Christians in particular — who have a hard time playing well with others. They often use a passive-aggressive approach towards me and the non-Christian people who frequent this blog. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated and will result in a permanent ban. This blog is also not a place for hardcore atheists to preach the gospel of atheism. While I am an atheist, many of the people who red this blog are not. Frank, honest, open, and passionate discussion about religion, Christianity, and Evangelicalism is encouraged and welcome. However, I do expect atheists not to attack, badger, or denigrate people who still believe in God. If you are respectful, decent, and thoughtful, you will be fine. My writing is direct and pointed and so is my response to comments. Please do not confuse my directness and pointedness with me attacking you or your religion. This is a grown-up blog, so crying that I offended you or “attacked” your religion will fall on deaf ears. If you can play by these rules, I hope you will become a part of our community and join the discussion.


Bruce Gerencser, 65, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 44 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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    You are permanently banned from this site. Nothing you can say or do will change this fact — even whining to David Tee as you recently did. I can’t stop you from finding ways to read my writing (as your father Dr. Tee does), but you will never, ever, not-one-time be permitted to comment on this blog.

    I let you out of Gerencser Jail several times, only to have you immediately return to bad behavior. I even allowed you to comment as long as you only left a maximum of two comments a day. What did you do? Immediately leave six comments. Look in the mirror, Elliot. You are the only one to blame for your ban. Either you are a clueless, immature man or you are a troll — someone who leaves outlandish comments just to get a rise out me or the readers of this blog. My money is on the latter.

    This is the last time I will address this issue with you. Don’t like it? Start your own blog and rage away at the Evangelical-pastor-turned-atheist Bruce Gerencser.

    Bruce Gerencser

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