Remembering Christopher Hitchens on Hitchens’ Day


As this April 13th comes to an end, I want to take a moment and say happy Hitchens’ Day to you all. Words can never express how personally indebted I will always be to Hitch. I didn’t always agree with him, but I was blown away with how he could turn a phrase, and was in continual awe of his near [Read More...]

The Last Days: Recent Proof That the End Is Nigh

Nick Jesus

As expected, several of you believe I was overreaching with my “How Religious Beliefs Can Threaten Progress and Perhaps Our Existence” post. I tried to deflect some of this with my “sky is falling” sarcasm at the end, but still, some aren’t buying it. Therefore, I thought it would be fun to present to you a list of [Read More...]

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Tim Ferriss Interviews Glenn Beck and Sets an Example


Yesterday, I posted the following Tweet: Very moved by @tferriss' interview of @glennbeck. Modern woes may demand unorthodox cooperation — BrotherRichard (@BrotherRichard) April 11, 2015 It being a beautiful relaxing and contemplative Sunday in Georgia, I thought I might elaborate. I have been an admirer of Tim Ferriss’ for many years now. I have [Read More...]

How Religious Beliefs Can Threaten Progress and Perhaps Our Existence


What’s the big deal? So what? Why can’t we all just get along? How does my religious belief hurt you? How many times have you heard these questions? How many times have you been told that you must “respect” another person’s religious belief? While I’m usually a “peace and love” type of guy, I clearly [Read More...]

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Pat Robertson and the Gay Conspiracy: “Lions and anal and pizza, oh my!”


Forget Bill Nye, we now have Pat Robertson the Science Guy! I don’t know why I enjoy Robertson so much, perhaps it is because I was such a fan of his back in the day, and that I was, and/or he has become so crazy. Or, it’s because he ran for President in 1988. So, [Read More...]

The ‘reason’ for celebrating Easter as an atheist


The Daily Beast’s Steve Neumann, asks this morning: “Do You Really Need Jesus for Easter?” I have struggled with this question ever since my wife and I threw off the shackles of religion. Not because we were torn about celebrating with our children, we proudly do so, but because so many nonbelievers have a problem [Read More...]

Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law and The First Church of Cannabis


Don’t you always love how “religious freedom” laws always seem to have unintended consequences? In what should have been a great April Fool’s joke, Chicago’s Eyewitness News reported yesterday that Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) has allowed for the approval of “The First Church of Cannabis.” Quoting a line from one of my favorite movies, [Read More...]