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My debate with John Lepp

This was my first formal debate ever. I mean, I've argued with a few evangelicals online or on someone's radio show, and some of those were called "debates". But this was the real deal, two people sharing the stage with a proper moderator -addressing a live audience in the same room. I've never done that before.I misread the format of the debate. I thought that each of us would have a first and second presentation, one for opening statements and then one to rebut the opponent's claims … [Read more...]

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As a result of protesting the ark park…

I was invited to protest Ken Ham's ark park by Jim Helton, Kentucky state director of American Atheists and president of Tri-State Freethinkers. It was such a well-organized and successful protest that I knew it wasn't over when it was over. There were more ripples coming after the waves that he made. So I knew then that I'd have to wait a week or so and talk to him again. … [Read more...]

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The new President of Atheist Alliance of America

Atheist Alliance of America is 25 years-old, one of the oldest atheist organizations in the U.S., founded in 1992. They are the source of Secular Nation bi-annual magazine and podcast.For the last fifteen years, they have bestowed the Richard Dawkins award to honor outstanding scientists, authors, artists, and other advocates of uncompromised and unapologetic contributions to the science-minded, secular humanist and skeptical atheist life-stance and philosophy. Past recipients of the Richard … [Read more...]

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The Answers in Genesis Movie

As offensive as Ken Ham's ark park is, we know that cumbersome eye-sore is doomed to an inevitable financial failure that would be comical if it didn't waste $18,000,000.oo of state tax incentives despite 1st amendment prohibitions failing all three prongs of the Lemon test. That's in addition to another $107,000,000.oo out of individual donor's pockets. The same goes for Ham's farsical creation museum which is already reportedly losing millions more than they make annually. But the next project … [Read more...]

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Trying to reason against fallacious ignorance

Earlier this month, I drove to Kentucky to protest the Noah's Ark Park. Trying to reason with believers there was an exercise in futility.Now, Eric Hovind and his crew are deliberately trying not to understand; or at least they're to appear as if they don't understand, or that they understand something else. I don't think Eric buys his own bullshit though: I really don't. However the rest of the people I talked to have never seen or heard of a clue. Sadly, although I can simplify … [Read more...]

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Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism available for pre-order

I just saw the listing for the first time. Pre-orders of my book are available on Amazon.  The publisher returned their edition to me, and I'm now reviewing the final format. I think it will be 6x9" and 440 pages. No pictures though. I should be recording an audio version of it sometime next month.  This is remarkable to me. The first time I ever mentioned "foundational falsehoods of creationism" was a decade ago on a post to ChristianForums, and it was deleted by the admins because I d … [Read more...]

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My first formal debate, July 23rd in Downtown Dallas

If y'all know any theists in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, you've got just one week to convince them to come see me debate some random Christian guy named John Lepp (I don't know) over the question, "Is God the source of all that is good?" (I know, right?) This event will be at the Door in Deep Ellum, hosted by a Christian group called the Beer & Bible Consortium (seriously). This is the same group that hosted my wife's debate against anti-abortion spokes-weirdo, Carol … [Read more...]

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Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism book tour

I've never published a book before. So I'm pretty excited about this. My book is available on Amazon for pre-order. Copies should be in stores come November. I've scheduled a promotional tour with different secular humanist skeptical atheist groups for a nice circle round the western states where I grew up. Once there are links to each of these, I'll post them to my speaking page.2016/09/24 – El Paso Texas 2016/09/27 – Sierra Vista Arizona 2016/09/28 – Tucson AZ 2016/09/30 – Phoenix A … [Read more...]

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Meeting the Chaplains at the Children’s hospital

I've been interviewed many times, but not like yesterday. The Chaplains at Childrens Medical Center of Dallas reached out to Metroplex Atheists asking for someone to advise them. The Chaplains know how to soothe the faithful, but they wanted to be able to comfort unbelievers too. I commend them for that.This hospital has one of the best cancer wards for children in the country, but they sometimes still have to deliver very bad news.  I know because my granddaughter lived there for most of … [Read more...]

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We’re protesting Ken Ham’s Ark Park

Ken Ham of AnswersInGenesis ministries may look like Cornelius from the original planet of the ape series, but he is the kingpin of dogmatic pseudoscience propaganda, who's organization is at the center of science denial for every other peddler of religiously-motivated snake-oil around the world. Next week, he'll be opening another affront to reality in the form of his Noah's Ark park, a violation of 1st amendment rights allowing not only allowing state-funded religious extremism but also … [Read more...]

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