Listen Live to Godless in Dixie on Atheists Talk Radio


This Sunday (April 26) at 9am Central I’ll be interviewed on Atheists Talk on AM 950 KTNF in Minnesota. We’ll be discussing why I distinguish between the “nones” and the “dones,” and we’ll also talk about the recent segment on CBS Sunday Morning. Atheists Talk radio and podcast is a communications service of Minnesota Atheists. Our [Read More...]

Outgrowing Your Atheist Closet (Video)


TODAY IS OPENLY SECULAR DAY, and those who have been following my unfolding saga this week know that CBS Sunday Morning did a timely segment on the Openly Secular campaign featuring me, Mandisa Thomas of Black Nonbelievers, and Todd Stiefel of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation.  If you haven’t watched that piece yet, you can see [Read More...]

Sex as a Southern Woman: A Story of Shame


[Today's guest post is written by Holly Baer, a student of religion and gender studies at the University of Mississippi.] Three months before my seventeenth birthday, I sat in my room with anxious sweat on my palms. After dating for two years, my boyfriend and I decided we were ready to have sex. My mother, a [Read More...]

Watch the Openly Secular Segment on CBS Sunday Morning (Video)


This morning CBS Sunday Morning aired the segment on the Openly Secular campaign and they did a great job!  Mo Rocca reported, interviewing me, Todd Stiefel of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation, and Mandisa Thomas of Black Nonbelievers. I am especially pleased with the amount of time they spent featuring Black Nonbelievers, highlighting the difficulties black atheists [Read More...]

Why I Decided to Become Openly Secular


I didn’t sign up for the culture war. I didn’t ask to be a part of this fight, but it showed up on my doorstep anyway. So now I’m in it. I heard about this concept, the culture wars, years ago while I was still in college, and then again in seminary.  They said that [Read More...]

Where Does an Atheist Find Purpose?


I hear this question a lot, and it can come from two totally different places.  Some who ask this are not genuinely asking a question, they’re making an accusation.  I’ve previously noted the same variation of motives behind a similar question: “Where do atheists get their morals?”  Sometimes when people ask this they already know their own [Read More...]

Ask an Atheist Day with Godless in Dixie


In case you missed it, yesterday was Ask an Atheist Day, a national day of awareness sponsored by the Secular Student Alliance. On this day every year, non-theists of all stripes are encouraged to offer to answer questions about whatever anyone would like to ask them in order to help deconstruct some of the popular [Read More...]

Not Everyone Needs to Come Out of the Atheist Closet


By now hopefully you have seen or heard of the Openly Secular campaign. If not, you will almost certainly see more of it in the coming weeks ahead. In fact, a week from today, on April 23rd, many will observe an Openly Secular Day, endeavoring to tell at least one person about their non-theism as a [Read More...]

It’s All About the Cape


For all the things we gain from the wonders of the world wide web, we lose a few valuable things as well. In our search for a larger virtual community, many of us have surrounded ourselves with like-minded people so thoroughly that we find ourselves inside echo chambers, whether we realize it or not. In [Read More...]

Big Fish and the Resurrection of Jesus


Last weekend, people all over the world celebrated Easter, a holiday which reminds us that we are all so very bad that a man had to be tortured and killed in our place…because apparently that’s what we deserved.  Never mind if you think torture is wrong, or that the death penalty should be reserved for cop [Read More...]