Texas Governor Calls Freedom from Religion Foundation “Misguided and Malicious”

In God we Trust Texas Senate

Of course Texas Governor and Christian Culture Warrior, Greg Abbott, has pledged his full support for the Childress Police Department's commandeering of state owned police vehicles for the motto "In God we Trust". "There can be no doubt that courts in Texas would uphold the constitutionality of the Childress Police Department's decision to place 'In God We Trust' on the department's patrol vehicles," Abbott said in the letter. "If the Childress Police Department chooses to continue this … [Read more...]

The Religious Wrong

Last week, we were supposed to have fallen victim of John Hagee's four blood moons tetrad prophesy. That didn't happen, but Hagee made a fat sum of money on his book scaring his megachurch following into the end times, and no one will hold him accountable for being wrong. Harold Camping's failed end-of-the-world prophesy in 2011 actually cost lives, both in lives lost and in lives ruined, but they're at it again. Camping's eBible fellowship said the earth would be "anihilated" ...yesterday. What … [Read more...]

Texas now has a spot for the Baphomet statue

An open spot for Baphomet right there.

Now that Oklahomans have worked out that state sponsored religious monuments on their capitol grounds means allowing the Satanic Temple a piece of capitol real estate too; the Ten Commandments were quietly removed from state grounds yesterday. On the plus side no one was hurt, but on the minus side its supporters are being sore losers. "This is a historical event," Reynolds said. "Now we know we have to change the Constitution. It would be good to get rid of some of the Supreme Court justices, … [Read more...]

America Have You Had Enough Mass Shootings?

He's said it before America, and he will say it again. He's asking you nicely America.

Had enough mass shootings to support better gun laws? President Obama sure has. "A visibly frustrated President Obama offered condolences to the victims of the mass shooting at an Oregon college on Thursday, but he added that "our thoughts and prayers are not enough," and voters should demand changes to the nation's gun laws." No America hasn't shown the will to take any meaningful actions to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. The reasonable pleas to reform the system lose every ti … [Read more...]

Should Abortion Be Legal?

Yes we are still debating this question as  a country

People have been able to get safe, legal abortions in the U.S. for over 40 years now. Ever since, Roe Vs. Wade in 1973, abortion rights have been a political football, where our politicians play a game with the health and welfare of millions to score political points. This political season has been the worst in  memory with all of our Republican candidates bragging about how they have defunded or will defund Planned Parenthood if they are president.Many activists remember fighting this … [Read more...]

Four Blood Moon Tetrad nonsense

The great conjunction of the sun and the earth with its shadow on the moon.

I went to the American Atheist National Convention in Salt Lake City Utah in April of 2014. It's funny because there was a ComiCon going on right across the street. A lot of them belonged with us -and visa versa. Patrick Stewart and William Shatner were both speaking there, but could just as well have spoken for us too. There were Christian protesters outside who couldn't decide who's parade they should rain on -as they kept crossing the street trying to protest both events. You know those … [Read more...]

“In God We Trust” is Unconstitutional.

In God we Trust Texas Senate

Here in Texas Christians love the national motto, so much that back in 2007 they chiseled and defaced the stone in our Senate chamber with it.The reasoning according to our now Lt. Governor Dan Patrick goes like this:"There will be times when all of us sit at our desk, and we'll be able to look at the words, 'In God We Trust,' and maybe get us through those times," Patrick said. In those late-night, contentious sessions, members will be able to look up at those words, "and know that … [Read more...]

The Imposition – my presentation to PAStAHcon

PAStAHcon stands for the Pennsylvania State Atheists & Humanists convention in Harrisburg.  … [Read more...]

Is Christianity Cultural Appropriation?

He even has a mullet. does that sell you that Jesus -a figure with Semitic ancestry was appropriated?

Cultural appropriation comes up in the news every now and again, and seems to provoke strongly worded opinions.  Miley Cyrus doesn't appear to get it even after having had it patiently explained to her many times by people, who actually experience it.  A blog post I did 2 year sago about Katy Perry's Geisha performance of "Unconditionally" earned more than a few angry comments by people, who don't seem to get what cultural appropriation is. So how about another example to illustrate the point? T … [Read more...]

Richard Carrier’s mythicism

Not that long ago, I (like most people) thought that there was once a guy named Jesus, who was a 1st century cult leader and faith healing charlatan, and that his story was heavily embellished and exaggerated, blown out of all proportion -to become the legendary character on which all the various and conflicting denominations of Christianity are based; Unitarians, Binatarians, Triniatarians, Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, all of them.We have no historical evidence of this Jesus, and no … [Read more...]