50 Shades of Meh

Yeah, spoilers.My wife just wrote a review of this movie, so I guess I will too. We only went to see it because some Bishop at the Catholic church urged people not to.  Prior to that, I asked my wife if I could pay her not to make me see it. I went into the theater, certain that I couldn't possibly enjoy this film.  It really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, but it still wasn't any good.The movie struck me as sort-of a remake of Pretty Woman, except that it wasn't even THAT g … [Read more...]

I have to condemn this brutality

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOezEFJfqvs … [Read more...]

Darwin was no racist, and Hitler was no ‘Darwinist’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YTna7M3CdQ … [Read more...]

Who stood with the prophet?

This is the conference I meant to attend, the one where they refunded my ticket after it was sold out. Organizers assured me it was just a problem with the computer system, and I believe that, since they never had an opportunity to look me up.I still don't know if I would have gotten in though, because another guy flew here from Florida, ticket in-hand and was denied entry at the door, because they recognized his name.  I don't think that's fair, but Damon Rosen is listed as an Islamiphobe … [Read more...]

Stand with the Prophet?

Today in Garland Texas there was a Muslim conference to 'Stand With the Prophet'. If you know someone who attended this conference, I would like to talk to them.I meant to go myself.  I bought a ticket online, and got a receipt for it, but there was some problem with the web page such that it timed-out while trying to produce proof of purchase. I had no ticket to show.  The company refunded me a day or so later, and I tried to purchase it again, but by then they were sold out. I wanted to go … [Read more...]

Tonight on Age of Reason

Tonight Lilandra and I will be talking about the Religious Right's corruption of Texas textbooks.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlu9_fl02-E … [Read more...]

Darwin’s view of the ‘races’ of men

In the following video, I said that Darwin had contested his peers by arguing that all humans were the same species and the same race.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkQzV20at8sOne of my critics said that I had "completely misrepresented Darwin's views on human racial variation", because Darwin said that "[Man] has diverged into distinct races, or as they may be more fitly called, sub-species. Some of these, such as the Negro and the European, are so distinct that, if specimens had been … [Read more...]

Keeping some perspective

I think it ironic that my critics so often accuse me of demanding that everyone in this movement must agree on every point. Because I've never said anything like that.  Quite the reverse in fact. For example, I'm constantly accused of having said that "you're either feminist or you're sexist", even though that's not what I actually said; I said we're all sexist to some degree.  I'm still accused of promoting divisive dichotomies even by those who know and admit that I said it's not a di … [Read more...]

Whether black lives matter against Police force

Tonight the Ra-Men talk to Bria Crutchfield, president of Black Nonbelievers of Detroit - on how racism is disproportionately imposed by police, prosecution, and imprisonment.  We'll also talk to her associate, Evette Stanton who lives in Ferguson Missouri.  And we'll talk to James Croft, who was actually involved in the most recent riots there.   You can watch out discussion here, live at 9:00pm central time, Thursday 12/04/2014, or on YouTube thereafter. … [Read more...]

Turnout!

Do NOT tell me that your vote doesn't count. If it didn't, we wouldn't be getting automated phone calls from the Republican party every single fucking day to tell us what godless baby-eating commies their opposition is, and "somebody please fear for our children".Why do you think they do all that gerrymandering? Why did they create this issue with the voting rights act? Why are they trying make voting more difficult? They're acting like that because they're worried, because your vote DOES … [Read more...]


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