Category Archives: Atheism

An Open Letter to They Who Lost Today: Same-Sex Marriage and the US Supreme Court

Well, the inevitable has happened; the Supreme Court of the United States in a sharply divided decision ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same sex couples have an intrinsic right to marry, bringing an end to a decades-old debate. On one … Continue reading

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36 Serious Questions for God

Today I watched the video from The Atheist Voice titled “36 Questions I’d Like to Ask God.” Mostly they’re the standard questions we’d expect atheists to ask in order to make a point about certain religious absurdities. Afterwards, however, I … Continue reading

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Danger! Do Not Enter the Chapel!

I was in a hospital last night (don’t worry; my visit wasn’t for health reasons), and I walked by the chapel and noticed it was closed. Although I’m sure it was merely closed for cleaning or basic maintenance, the sign they … Continue reading

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The Friendly Atheist’s Reaction to Tracy Morgan Interview Really Irked Me (With a Response from Hemant Mehta)

Yesterday I read a post by Hemant Mehta, or, as most people know him, the Friendly Atheist, and I’m surprised to say this is the first atheist article I’ve ever read that I’m offended by. The article reflects on Tracy Morgan’s very … Continue reading

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A Little Consistency: Why Condemn Muhammad Cartoons When We All Rock the Casbah?

In 1982 British punk band The Clash released a song that still—after over 30 years—gets numerous daily radio plays. The song is “Rock the Casbah,” and just this mere mention of the title has the chorus pounding away at the … Continue reading

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Pagans Did It First, Not Christians: Or How to Piss of God

A vocal minority of Christians often blame natural and man-made disasters on god’s wrath. This can be seen time and time again. Pat Robertson is a great example of the tired old “God’s angry” trope. Even recently, the Rev. Al … Continue reading

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A Fairly Good Logical Argument for the Historical Jesus (by an Agnostic Professor)

When it comes to the historical Jesus—the question, did Jesus exist?—I’ve always been a skeptic. Although historians almost universally agree that he did exist, I’m a little more cautious about this question because there’s zero extra biblical evidence contemporary to the … Continue reading

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Carpenter Bees and Microevolution: What the Hell Happened?

There’s a rather large flowering bush in my front yard, and right now it’s surrounded by busy, busy bees and other insects foraging for provisions. Most of these bees are large and shiny, relatively docile carpenter bees, incapable of stinging—or … Continue reading

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Lost Causes: The Downside of Secularization

A few years ago I was on a board of directors for a non-profit organization that works for the repeal of capital punishment in my state. Last night I attended a member’s meeting for the organization to discuss the current … Continue reading

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I Need Input from Christians: Textual Variants

In preparation for a short documentary film I’m making about textual variants in the Bible, I would like to pose a question aimed strictly at Christians—both Catholic and Protestant—and ex-Christians. People of other religions and non-ex-Christian atheists (et al) are … Continue reading

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