About Lilandra Ra

Lilandra Ra only believes things that have evidence to back them up. She will believe even unpleasant things that many people don't want to if that is what evidence points to.

Lilandra worked in public schools as a science educator and has also trained teachers on curriculum. She is a former creationist and the wife of Aron Ra and writes Living Science videos for his youtube channel. LVS are produced so that students, teachers, parents and adults can have free access to secular science education based on the Next Generation Science Standards.

San Antonio’s Non-Christian Scapegoating Mayor is up for Re-election

Earlier this month at a candidate's forum, San Antonio's Mayor Ivy Taylor, may or may not have had atheists specifically in mind when she speculated on the roots of systemic poverty. Although she didn't specifically mention atheists, she definitely linked poverty to a lack of relationship with the Christian god, specifically.Early voting for municipal elections is now underway in San Antonio and Election Day is May 6, 2017.  Mayor Taylor was appointed in 2014 to replace the Obama … [Read more...]

What if David Dao had given up his seat?

How would the situation have changed if David Dao had given up his seat for United crewmembers as he was ordered to? Let's start with the obvious.Obviously, he wouldn't have gotten manhandled by airport police.Though the violence used to remove an elderly man wasn't justified.  Yes. He wouldn't now require surgery. In an hourlong news conference that touched on race, policing and airline manners, a lawyer for the passenger dragged off a United flight on Sunday listed his client’s inju … [Read more...]

Affirming each other’s humanity after today’s terrorist attacks.

We offer to our friends and fellows in London and Nigeria our sympathies as religious extremism has robbed the world of more innocent victims. At least four people are dead including the attacker and at least 20 are injured after a car deliberately struck pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.  In Nigeria, 5 suicide bombers targetted a refugee camp that housed people fleeing the violence of Boko Haram, killing 4 and injuring 18 more innocents. There is obviously no justification for taking the lives … [Read more...]

Did you know that I am a famous Lilandra?

My username Lilandra Ra is listed on Names.org as a famous Lilandra. I suspect it is mentioned there because it is just basically me and my name inspiration alien Lilandra Neramani, Empress of the Marvel Universe's Shi'ar and a few others you may not have heard of either.  The name is not that popular and, in fact, there have only been 26 Lilandras born since the 1880s.And now that my husband has legally changed his named to "Aron Ra", I can change my last name legally to Ra.  However, I … [Read more...]

Our Call to Congress to Impeach Trump was Simple

My husband Aron Ra and I had no trouble today calling the House Judiciary Committee about our concerns with Donald Trump. It was our first call that got through to an official.  Despite my phone anxiety, the process was not anything to worry about.  The phone person was polite but I did have to ask if I could share the reasons I would like the House of Representatives to start the impeachment process.  This is what I said your reasons may be different or related if you decide to call. The phone n … [Read more...]

Is there a good reason not to file for Trump’s impeachment?

With the metaphorical Doomsday Clock clicking just 2;30 minutes to nuclear destruction, is there a good reason out there not to start the impeachment proceedings against Trump? Let's examine a couple of the reasons the House of Representatives maybe hasn't started the bureaucratic wheels of impeachment ever so slowly grinding on this issue as the clock ticks away.1. He just got sworn in less than 2 weeks agoI've lived for four and a half decades now and I don't ever remember being aw … [Read more...]

Unlawful Arrest of Shia LaBeouf for responding to “Fighting Words” from a Neo-Nazi

Shia  LaBeouf was arrested today and charged with assault and harassment over a scuffle that involved shoving and grabbing the scarf of a Neo-Nazi. The Neo-Nazi  proclaimed on LeBeouf's performance art livestream that,"Hitler did nothing wrong."The incident is one of a few high-profile cases where Neo-Nazis are pushing the boundaries of free speech.What often happens is critics will weigh in some praising the right to free speech of Neo-Nazis with less exuberant criticism for Neo-Nazi … [Read more...]

The answer to what damage Trump can cause in just 4 days

Linked below is a list of all the actions the new President Donald J.Trump (Gah!) has taken in just 4 days. Something to think about for everyone that argued a version of:1. "Trump can't do what he says."(The Constitution, Checks and Balances, Congress Hates Him)2. "Trump won't do what he says." (So you stumped for someone you admit is a teller of tall tales)3. "But Hillary is more dangerous, scary, has a private email server, some other woman-based pejorative. (At least I … [Read more...]

Silver Bullet 2020: Joe Biden/Elizabeth Warren

After one of the most demoralizing election seasons in recent memory, when it seemed as though there were new depths to be plumbed every week, Americans have good reason to be sick of hearing about politics. Realistically, after our elections were likely trolled by the Russians and the Alt-Right which helped to install Donald J. Trump, what choice do reasonable and rational Americans have other than continued vigilance? At this point, Russia's involvement in the election has even been a … [Read more...]

Can you say President Trump?

Texas has cast their deciding electoral votes for our next President (Are you ready?) Donald J. Trump! What now if you took the obvious hints both pre and post election that this was most definitely not a good idea?First for people that voted for Trump celebrate or regret your folly. Trump overtly promises to be a disaster for not just the brown people that he bashed that overwhelmingly rejected him --but for everyone including you!On the environment, we all get Rick Perry for Energy … [Read more...]