Overhead at a High School Graduation The other night I was enjoying a rather pleasant, short, and uneventful high school graduation. The parents were tame as expected; they were respectful and applauded at the appropriate times. The ceremony stood in stark contrast against my previous 4 high school graduations in an urban charter school district. […]
It’s likely if you’re reading this blog, you’ve heard of Lee Strobel’s book The Case for Christ. The story goes- Lee Strobel was a Harvard Law graduate and “investigative” reporter for the Chicago Tribune and an Atheist. In his book and newly released movie by the same title, Strobel describes how he found his faith through […]
While I’m checking and replying to emails at school, I’m listening to this caller on The Atheist Experience with Matt Dillahunty and Jen Peeples explain how the “commandment’ Thou Shalt Not Steal is evidence that God actually condemns slavery. Check it out about 57 minutes into the show. That’s the biggest reach I’ve ever heard by a […]
A couple months ago I asked my high school’s librarian if they carried any books about atheism, secularism, or freethought. She replied that they didn’t, but would be completely open to it. Finally, two months later I donated four books (as shown in the featured image) to the school’s library. One of my first steps […]
My 2 year old son loves this book! His Christian grandmother lives with us. She hates it when I leave this book out.
I’ve been an atheist for almost 25 years. I started questioning religion, the Bible, and God when I was a freshman in college. During this time I’ve believed some stupid fucking shit. Finally, during the last 2 or 3 years, I’ve been able to behave more skeptically and critically. My wife and I were vegans […]
Who’s attending ReasonCon in Hickory, NC on April 21-22? Guest speakers include: Lawrence Krauss Callie Wright Matt Dillahunty Aron Ra Jim Craig and personal favorites of mine, the guys from God Awful Movies, Noah, Heath, and Eli!
Update- 4/15/17 So, after a 4-hour conversation with my son’s classmate’s father I decided that I had to update this story from a couple weeks ago. Rather than enjoy my Spring Break alone, I had the pleasure of babysitting my 2 1/2 year old son and his classmate. Fortunately, his school/daycare closed for a week […]
UPDATE (11/26/2020): I’m finally getting past my avoidance/anxiety and trying to start to write and publish at the Abode. Obviously, a lot has happened since 2017! Trump is gone…not yet, but almost! My in-laws are still here…but maybe not for long! My wife and I bought a house after we had our second, and last, […]
Everyone, please grab a copy of Diatribes Volume 2 by Noah Lugeons from The Scathing Atheist podcast. I just ordered mine from Amazon; it will sit nicely next to my autographed copy of Diatribes Volume 1! Hoping to get Vol 2 signed by Noah at ReasonCon in Hickory, NC April 21-22. Side note- totally stoked to enjoy a few […]