Jesus never existed


I saw an article in Inquisitor today,wherein someone read through 126 historic documents from 1st century Israel, written by people who should have known about Jesus, yet had never heard of him. This includes Josephus, whose only mention of Jesus is now known to have been a forgery or redaction inserted later by someone else.Josephus also wrote extensively about Herod the Great,  but never mentioned the Slaughter of the Innocents, the story of Jesus' childhood which mirrors the tale of … [Read more...]

Correct Texas’ textbooks!


Moses was not a historic character and did not influence the formation of American government. The United States is not a Christian country, and our Constitution is not in any sense founded on the Ten Commandments. Yet all these lies are on the books being spread throughout our public schools.McGraw-Hill was called out by the family of a Texas high school student because their new geography textbook referred to African slaves as 'workers'. That was one of the changes made at the behest of … [Read more...]

Religious indoctrination rampant in rural Texas schools


Amber Barnhill recently moved her kids to a small south eastern Texas town called the city of China. There she found out what Lilandra and I have been complaining about for so long. All the local schools push their Christian religion. They do it overtly, during school hours, and as part of all curricular activities. They put crosses everywhere, promote prayer in every activity, and even have the elder students preaching to the younger ones as part of their daily morning assembly. There the … [Read more...]

Global warming ruined my whole weekend. Thanks Obama.


On Thursday, my wife Lilandra and I drove her car to the little town of China Texas for a Religious Freedom Panel. It consisted of representatives from the Foundation of Contemporary Theology, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, and the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Attendance was full. The mayor was there. Local Channel 12 News was there. Even Faux News was there, though I can't find any mention of the event online anymore. There was one story posted about it yesterday, … [Read more...]

Religious Freedom Panel in Houston on Thursday 10/22


I've been getting messages from out-of-state wondering WTF is going on with Texas' politics, whether it is the governor shutting down Planned Parenthood and protecting their religious monuments, or the local cops plastering Bible slogans on their cars and telling secular citizens to suck it. To say nothing of what's still going on in our schools -especially in rural communities, despite all our protests and against the advice of experts. Now we've got police departments hiring only right wing … [Read more...]

Interview at INR5


While in British Columbia for the 5th Imagine No Religion conference, I was interviewed by one of the locals.Love the thumbnail he created. … [Read more...]

Physicalism and Metaphysical Naturalism discussed

I was interviewed by The Objective Centrist on the notions of physicalism/metaphysical naturalism and atheism's dependence on that. … [Read more...]



Last week Lilandra debated Carol Everett of the Pro-Life Action League. I was proud of how well my wife did on stage. Although there were a few theistic critics in the live audience, the comments we saw online were exclusively positive and supportive of Lilandra's performance. The event was hosted by the Bible and Beer Consortium, who invited her to debate again next year.It's funny to me that this was Lilandra's first debate, because I've still never had one. I know a few other people who … [Read more...]

Twitter says Bernie won


Normally whoever wins the debate is whoever you already agreed with before it began, but it seems that Twitter has an objective way of determining the winner of last night's Democratic debate. See the link here.It was an amusing thing to see. The funniest summary I saw on Twitter was "a corporate sell-out, an idealist, and three cardboard cut-outs walk into a bar..."  It did seem like Hillary vs Bernie in the midst of three stuffed suits. I understand those other three didn't get equal … [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...]