About Aron Ra

855 FOR LIES

In my previous post, I trolled the toll-free number on a one of those gospel billboards purporting to be about "truth". You can listen to that call here. I spoke with an operator named Philip. I challenged him to point out even one thing in the Bible that he could show to be true and thus qualify as truth. The truth is what the facts are. A fact is a point of data that can be objectively verified, and a statement or claim doesn't constitute truth until we can show that it is true and concordant … [Read more...]

855 FOR “TRUTH”

I had a short speaking tour of Florida, giving a Darwin Day presentation in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Fort Myers, and we recorded three episodes of The Place while passing through Pensacola. So we took a road trip out of Texas, through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Along the way, I kept seeing these billboards pleading with me to call and argue with them.The first call was amusing enough. I talked with Johnny about how Jesus was reportedly a 1st century faith-healer who believed … [Read more...]

Aron Ra State Senate Campaign Donations

I have a certified public accountant registered with the Texas Ethics Commission as my campaign treasurer. Together we opened a separate bank account specifically for my 2018 run for State Senate, District 2, and I have a website linking to a PayPal account where I can finally begin accepting campaign donations. I hate that it takes money to run an election in this country, and it is absurd how much money is required. At a recent meeting of the local Democratic party, I was told that a State … [Read more...]

Politically opinionated

I don't like to share my political opinions because so many of them require explanation and some also require a prior understanding. Those with neither think I don't have either. It also requires a willingness to understand, which a lot of my critics simply do not have. Sadly too many people, both on the left and on the right are only interested in tearing into each other over any perceived difference they can demonize. That's how the country became so divided, and we're going to have to find a … [Read more...]

Just give him a chance…

My last blog post irritated some right-wingers. It seems that if I don’t want to ruin everything for everyone, then I’m an extreme leftist. So if I don’t want to ruin anything for anyone, then how much more extreme left is that?"Give Trump a chance", they say.Give him a chance to set everyone's rights back a few decades and make the destruction of the environment come decades faster?Give him a chance to lie to the public and reprimand his own staff if they're honest on social media? O … [Read more...]

And so it begins.

Donald Trump enters his new office with the lowest initial approval rating of any president in living memory. Yet despite these already impressive figures, I predict that his numbers will actually go even further down—before it's all over. That, I think, is an appropriate way to end that sentence. Trump promises—albeit unwittingly—to undermine the Constitution and the environment, the economy, and anything else he can bring to ruin. That's why he wants to eliminate the Environmental Protection Ag … [Read more...]

I was once a Jedi

Atheism never had good public relations, largely because of the smear campaign that labeled atheists as believing in nothing, or having an unreasonable rejection of even the possibility of a god, insisting instead that atheists have to know that no god exists. This was a very successful campaign because some of the greatest atheists of the last couple centuries refuse to identify by that label—because of these reasons. And religious proselytizers took advantage of that in their recruitment t … [Read more...]

What is your political alignment?

I think it funny that everyone who says they want less government always votes for candidates on the authoritarian right, who actually seem to want as much government as possible; more military intervention, personal interference, surveillance and scrutiny of the public: removing regulations on industries, but actively restricting the rights of private citizens in private matters or even in their own bedrooms. Meanwhile those in the opposite quadrant are really just liberating the common folk … [Read more...]

Announcing two new science series plus patron exclusive content

Happy New Year! Thanks to the generous support of our Patrons, I will begin two new science-related video series. I already released a new video called “How Meteorology Disproves Noah’s Flood.” It is the first in a new series about how various fields of study disprove the fable of the Noachian global deluge.Perhaps for many skeptics, the idea that anyone still needs to be deprogrammed of the notion that a large boat full of a breeding pair of every animal on Earth ever existed sounds impla … [Read more...]

How to disprove Noah’s Flood

For the last few years, I've been meaning to do a video series explaining how various fields of study disprove the Noachian deluge. I finally got around to doing that as a reward to my patrons at Patreon.com/AronRa. This is the first of what should be a five-part series.The next episode will be How Geology Disproves the flood. So I'll be accepting suggestions from geologists as I write that script. … [Read more...]