Shades of Black Atheism #12: Jack-of-All-Trades, Alix Jules

Alix Jules… where do I even begin? First, let me explain the big blocks of quoted text you’re about to read. Summarizing much of what he said would have been a huge disservice to this article. I didn’t want to leave anything out and distort his message. I’ll start with what he’s doing today and work my way back.

Alix is the President of the Black Nonbelievers of Dallas. He’s the Coordinator and Chair for the Dallas-Fort Worth Coalition of Reason as well as the Chair for their Diversity Council. (No, not done yet!) He’s the Executive Director for the Fellowship of Freethought–Dallas. And, just to round all of this out, he sits on the speakers bureau for African Americans for Humanism.

Impressive, right?

The best part of getting these details is that Alix felt “uncomfortable with titles.” He’s just humbly doing what he can to help. I’m not the only one who is impressed with Alix, either; he was even featured in Ebony magazine:

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Tesseracts and the Rosetta Stone

This is a nifty story: Nearly 14 years ago, Neal Yeager recorded a song that was inspired by his heroes Carl Sagan and James Randi. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, the song has been “rediscovered” and it’s getting a lot of play on online radio stations.

Check it out — it’s easy to tell why people are enjoying it: [Read more…]

The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense

Coming off of his last viral hit, Crispian Jago has updated and re-released one of his classic graphics, the Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense:

You’re gonna want to click on that image, zoom in, and look around. It’s amazing how many crazy things some people can believe… [Read more…]

Mike Huckabee: ‘God Told Me To Become a Humanist’

(Well played, @americnhumanist…) [Read more…]

Arkansas State Representative Calls Eight-Year-Old Atheist a Fool

The Arkansas legislature just passed a bill called HB 1690 that will enact a freakishly-long moment of silence in the classroom:

A public school in this state shall observe a one (1) minute period of silence at the beginning of school each school day.

A minute. A full damn minute.

That’s not a “moment” of silence. That’s not a “period” of silence. That an “excruciatingly long goddamn minute” of silence.

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