“You’re Tired Of Hearing About Racism?”

The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive John Stewart sums it up: I guarantee you that every person of color in this country has faced an indignity, from the ridiculous, to the grotesque, to the sometimes fatal, at some point in their … I’m gonna say [Read More...]

Discipline, Tradition, and Freedom

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Today I am making a guest appearance on my dear friend Kaveh Mousavi’s On the Margin of Error blog. He interviewed me about liberty. He asked 7 questions. Here is my answer to one of them: Kaveh Mousavi: Do you think critical thinking is important for a truly free society or person? Can we be free [Read More...]

Discuss Philosophy of Religion Weekly With Year Without God’s Ryan Bell and Me

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This fall I am offering a Philosophy of Religion class twice a week. One will be Tuesdays 7pm-9:30pm Eastern Time and the other Saturdays 2pm-4:30pm Eastern Time. I’m very excited to announce that we will be joined for the Saturday class by Ryan Bell, the former minister and seminary instructor who is taking a year putting aside Christian practices [Read More...]

Philosophy of Mind and Language

I’m starting up new online classes for this coming fall semester and when I do so I’m adding several classes I’ve never offered online before. So far the one filling up the fastest (with 7 students) is Philosophy of Mind and Language. No less than six of my previous online students of mine are coming back for this class [Read More...]

From Christian College Student to Atheist Online Philosophy Teacher (An Interview With Me!)

On Sunday, August 10, 2014 I appeared on the radio show Atheists Talk on KTNF AM 950, the Progressive Voice of Minnesota. You can listen to the archived show entitled “Accessible Philosophy for Everyone” here or download it from iTunes at any time now or in the future here. Below is a transcription of the entire show (with minor edits for style [Read More...]

Atheist Humility

Christians will often say that being an atheist means “thinking you’re your own god” or “acknowledging no higher power than yourself“. Christians obviously think that God is our all powerful and perfectly good creator and that we as humans are merely his creations. He didn’t need to create us. There’s nothing He requires us to do that He cannot do Himself. [Read More...]

JT’s Strategies For Arguing Against Christianity

This is a really really good half hour primer from my friend JT Eberhard on moves to focus on in arguing against Christianity (or theism generally). For some of my own work on how to engage believers, check out my 13 Practical Strategies For Arguing with Moderate Believers and my Top 10 Tips For Reaching [Read More...]

Dog Philosophy

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Before I Deconverted: I Was Baptized 25 Years Ago Today

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August 20, 1989, at the Port Jefferson Church of Christ, my older brother Richard baptized me as a Christian. Richard was a minister (though that wasn’t necessary in our churches to baptized) and at the time he was the person I most wanted to emulate in life. The choice to get baptized was a huge [Read More...]

Everything is Awesome!!!

A happy new song from Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island! (I semi-watched The LEGO Movie while doing some work while the nieces and nephews were over a couple weeks ago. What I caught of it was great. Some really funny lines. Definitely want to get around to giving it a proper watch one of [Read More...]


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