Introducing The According To Matthew Podcast

I’ve had a great time writing about religion, social justice, politics, and science on this blog and I am now taking it to the next level with my new podcast! The podcast is also called “According to Matthew” after this blog and will cover many of the same issues. I will be interviewing activists, scientists, [Read More…]


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Why Non-Believers Should Embrace Religion While Fighting Superstition

The following is a guest post by Lucien Greaves, social activist and co-founder of The Satanic Temple.     American Christendom of recent generations has enjoyed an unprecedented ecumentical unity under the banner of the religious right. Sectarian differences have become all but invisible as “values voters” perplexingly align not with a political platform that [Read More…]


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New Arkansas Law Allows Rapists To Now Sue Their Victims If They Want An Abortion

Husbands in Arkansas can now sue their wives for having abortions, even in the case of spousal rape. It took just two months for this heinous bill to become a law. This bill prohibited all dilation and evacuation procedures, which are used to take the fetus outside the womb. These types of procedures typically take [Read More…]


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Ricky Gervais Discusses His Atheism on The Late Show

Comedian Ricky Gervais is one of the most well-known atheists there is. He recently went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and talked about a variety of issues including his atheism. I thought Gervais did a good job here representing the atheist position. Most atheists (myself included) do not claim they know God doesn’t exist, but that they [Read More…]


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Reza Aslan Has A Powerful Message For Paul Ryan

The Trump administration is trying to ban Muslims from entering our country. This xenophobic and ridiculous ban will accomplish nothing except make life much more difficult for many innocent people. Reza Aslan, religious scholar and historian, had a powerful message for Paul Ryan regarding this ban. Aslan calls out Ryan for supporting such a terrible idea, especially when Ryan’s [Read More…]


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Pro-Trump Right-Wing Terrorist Murders Six People At Mosque

Alexandre Bissonnette is the main suspect that police are investigating for the heinous crimes that took place at a Quebec Mosque. Bissonnette, the alleged shooter, murdered six people and wounded several others. Bissonnette apparently called 911 after the shooting and admitted to the massacre. He has since been taken into custody where he is being questioned. Information revealed about [Read More…]


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The Importance of Kindness in the Age of Trump

When Trump won the election, I felt depressed and hopeless. I just wanted to give up as I saw a man rise to power who stridently stands against many of my core values. I felt like our world would likely become much worse and life would completely change as we know it. Despite how scary [Read More…]


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Top 10 Most Horrific Religious Scandals

Religious communities can come together and do a lot of good. However, they can also be complicit in some truly horrible activity. The video below highlights ten of the most shocking religious scandals. You may be familiar with some of them, but others might be new to you (as they were to me). Any organization [Read More…]


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An Atheist Responds to “S%#t I Wish (Some) Atheists Would Stop Doing (And Saying)”

I often enjoy reading the posts by Benjamin L. Corey over on the Patheos Progressive Christian Channel. I consider him an ally as we both care about many social justice issues. Corey recently wrote a post titled “S%#t I Wish (Some) Atheists Would Stop Doing (And Saying)” where he called out some bad behavior of atheists. [Read More…]


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Mississippi Bill Wants Schools To Pay $1,500 If They Don’t Say The Pledge Early Enough

To keep with my theme of writing about terrible bills, I’d like to tell you all about a new Mississippi bill that would fine schools for not saying the Pledge of Allegiance early enough. State Representative William Shirley would want schools to pay $1,500 if they don’t say the Pledge within the first hour of the school [Read More…]


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