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.

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...]

Not ceding your platform to Alt-Right Ideology.

I said on my Facebook right before the election I don't unfriend over politics. At the time, I had unfriended 16 people half of whom were spammers for sunglasses or something. But after years on FB, blogging, and Youtube I am tired of the same sort of blowhard derailing conversations.Alt-Right messaging has become rampant on the internet In fact, in my community there are many atheists that are a part of the larger Alt Right community. The Alt-Right community  has a good portion of … [Read more...]

Think twice before sharing about the Electoral College voting against their State’s vote

Yes. A Donald Trump presidency is terrible even terrifying.However, the reasoning in having the Electoral College throw out their state's various votes is not just flawed but dangerous. There is technically nothing stopping any of the electors from refusing to support the candidate to whom they were bound, or from abstaining from voting altogether.There’s even a name for it: Becoming a “faithless elector.” There's even a petition that 600,000 people have signed.Let's set aside t … [Read more...]

Secular Voter Election Viewing Party

This will end one way or another tomorrow. Patheos Atheists are doing live coverage of the election. Secular Voices will be hosting live tweets. Added so far are Andrew Hall (Laughing in Disbelief), Galen Broaddus (Across Rivers Wide), Stephanie Savage (Miracle Girl), Matthew Facciani (According to Matthew), Aron Ra and Lilandra Ra (Reason Advocates),  Luciano Gonzalez (Sin/God), Adam Lee (Daylight Atheism) and of course me (SecularVoices)Also, RA will be hosting a live Election viewing … [Read more...]

Still Voting for Trump?

Who could have predicted the Donald Trump campaign could have sunk any lower going into the second presidential debate tonight? Perhaps, the 42 percent of Hillary Clinton voters in a 4-way match-up that includes third party voters according to Politico's numbers. That now leaves 39 percent that still support Trump even after the release of a video where Trump enthuses about getting away with sexual assault: "I'm automatically attracted to beautiful [women]—I just start kissing them. It's like a … [Read more...]

Presidential Debate Tonight:Live Fact Checking and Drinking Game Strategy

Many of us don't want to believe it has come down to Trump Vs. Clinton but here we are making the best of it. A new feature thanks to the plucky folks at Bloomberg TV is live fact checking! So you aren't watching with that nagging voice in the back of your head that tells you, "Hey wait a minute that's not true!" And let's be realistic that would have been quite distracting watching tonight's debate.Also, maybe not the greatest drinking game strategy if you did that every time presidential … [Read more...]

Target loses significant business because of trans-friendly bathrooms

Unfortunately, it appears bigotry is a good business strategy as boycotts of Chick-fil-a for donating money to organizations that opposed same-sex marriage caused the opposite of the intended effect. Sales to Chick-fil-a actually soared 14 percent (edit)after the company defiantly supported the "biblical definition of marriage."To make matters worse, a business, like Target, taking a pro-LGBTQ equality stand has been bad for business. Target came under fire by boycotters for a bathroom po … [Read more...]

Big pay day for Anti-Choicer Everett: Texas Awards 1.65 million dollar grant

The Raw Report is reporting that Carol Everett has been awarded a 1.65 million dollar grant for her Heidi Group that seeks to dissuade women from having abortions. I debated Carol Everett on the legality of abortion last October and she made many claims that just don't pass scientific muster.Since then, she has been testifying in favor of Texas's new effort to hassle women into giving aborted fetuses a burial. Again she made outrageous claims: According to The Austin Chronicle, Everett t … [Read more...]

Fact Checking Anti-Abortionist Carol Everett VS Lilandra Ra Debate

The United States has made some encouraging progress since I debated the question "Should Abortion be Legal?" Last year in October, I debated with staunch abortion opponent Carol Everett.Everett makes the rounds on conservative programs such as the 700 Club and Focus on the Family and also Fox News. Her group, the Heidi Group, networks and trains Crisis Pregnancy Centers that are most often run by Christians to dissuade people with crisis pregnancies from having an abortion. In fact, many … [Read more...]