Thou Shall Not Fuck or Kill Children

Which of the three major religious holy books actually has a commandment banning the harm or abuse of children? Christianity? Judaism? Islam? Am I wrong to think that should be an important commandment (along with rape, slavery…)? Christianity? Hell no, just ask the Catholic church. Judaism? Nope…when God commanded Moses and others to pillage towns, […]

The Brick Bible and Pork Rind Foreskins

Please have a listen to Seth Andrews’ 300th episode of The Thinking Atheist podcast, including Aron Ra, Matt Dillahunty, Sara Haider, Shelley Segal, and David Smalley. You have never experienced the wonderful stories of the Bible such as those presented in The Brick Bible. Hundreds of Bible stories are illustrated using LEGO bricks. The guests on […]

PORP- The Party of Reason and Progress

Please join David G. McAfee and The Party of Reason and Progress. Their purpose: “The Party seeks, above all, to produce positive change within the political system. Our priorities are to influence politics in four largely interrelated areas: human rights, secularism, evidence-based policymaking, and respectful, nonpartisan dialogue. We seek to promote neither liberal nor conservative […]

Rant #1- “You shouldn’t hate anything”

I was curious to see who would be the subject of my first rant…the father-in-law won. While I sarcastically praised the country singer performing during a Thanksgiving Day football game halftime show, my father-in-law said, “You know, you shouldn’t be so critical of country music. You shouldn’t hate anything…I don’t hate anything.” By the way, […]

Suspension of Reason and Critical Thinking

“Fundies” refers to religious fundamentalists of any religion- Christianity, Islam, Judaism, to name a few. It blows my mind how educated people can suspend reason, critical thinking, and the scientific method and actually believe the Noah story in the Old Testament is fact. While reading an article about newly VP-elect Mike Pence, my mother-in-law balked […]

Who I Am and What to Expect

I am a 40-something-year-old special education teacher living in the DM(V). I attend Atheist conventions and consider myself to be an active atheist. A few of my favorite things- my wife and son, teaching and learning, craft beer (especially dark beer), books, music, classic movies, profanity, and stimulating conversation. I try to be open-minded, so […]