Ricky Gervais, The Satanic Temple, and Misunderstanding The Word Atheist


Doing a Q&A with blogger and journalist Nicky Clark, Ricky Gervais spoke about many things including his animal rights activism, internet trolls, and the strong women characters in his writing. Of particular interest to me was his comments about the rampant misconceptions about atheism. Here’s that exchange: From the age of eight you’ve been an [Read More...]

Survivor sues Mike Huckabee for using ‘Eye of the Tiger’ at Kim Davis rally


A while back, I wrote a post entitled, “Questions for Those Who Believe Kim Davis’ Religious Freedoms Are Being Violated.” Before I listed my six questions for those who believe Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licences to same sex couples, I wrote this: Yesterday, when Kim Davis was released from prison, a crime [Read More...]

I Will Be Speaking at This Weekend’s Sunday Assembly Atlanta


This Sunday (November 15 @ 6:00 PM) I will be the guest speaker for Sunday Assembly Atlanta’s November meeting. Since this is the season for “Thanksgiving,” the meeting’s theme will be gratitude. And considering that many of us will be spending the holiday with family members who have different religious and political views, I will be offering some strategies [Read More...]

A Turncoat At Starbucks Has Ruined Our War on Christmas!


Ah, it’s that time of year again. The leaves are falling from the trees and the cold winds are blowing. It gives me the warm fuzzies in anticipation of my favorite time of year. With the weather comes another “WAR ON CHRISTMAS!” Silly me keeps thinking that I love Christmas. Both my kids are older, [Read More...]

Georgia Teacher Forces Teen to Swear On Bible That She Is Not Pregnant


A mother from Butts County Georgia claims that a teacher made her daughter swear on a Bible that she was not pregnant before she would be allowed to join the Student Government Association (SGA). When the student first went to apply for her fourth year membership in the SGA, the teacher advisor confronted her and [Read More...]

Welcome to Halloween Week!


I love this time of year. It’s time for scary movies, haunted houses, and fun costumes. Check out my getup for this year: (Yes, that’s American Atheist’s David Silverman I’m trying to convert. Also, that’s Patheos’ own Matthew Facciani over left shoulder. He’s looking for his brother Luigi.) As you prepare for this week, here are some fun [Read More...]

The Back To The Future Movies Tried To Warn Us About 9/11


Conspiracy theories are a dime a dozen. All you need is hindsight and an imagination. That being said, I really love this one that was created about the Back To The Future movies. I only wish I had known about it a couple days ago. It would have been a great way to celebrate Back To [Read More...]