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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Documenting the Exodus from black churches

When I went to DragonCon, I didn't care about all the comic book stuff or who played the voice for some video game I don't play or TV show I've never heard of. I know, since I stopped watching TV around Y2K, I've really fallen out of the loop as far as pop culture goes. I was at DragonCon for the SkepticTrak, a lecture hall dedicated to atheism, skepticism, critical thinking and so on. I enjoyed every presentation I saw there. One of them piqued my curiosity. Mandisa Thomas, President of Black … [Read more...]

An Amazing blurb

James Randi has written an Amazing endorsement of my book!The seemingly unquenchable popularity of the so-called "paranormal" has long been a puzzle, both to me and to my good friend Aron Ra. However, Aron's much more important and more specific interest in preoccupation with woo-woo is bifold: religion & creationism -- to the study of which he has given much thought and concern. His book Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism brings to our stunned attention the farcical, juvenile, … [Read more...]

Number One New Release in Christianity

This book has been something like eight years in the making for me. The official release date is November 1st. So my book hasn't even been released yet, but it's already the #1 New Release in Christianity on Amazon today! There's a certain irony in that, I think. :-)Yes, there will be an audio version. But my schedule is crazy at the moment, and I won't have time to record it until November. … [Read more...]

Rick Wiles: Pokemon Go is Satan’s Cyber-Demons

Hyper-vigilant, would-be televangelist, Rick Wiles of TRUNews a member of Jim Bakker's PTL Ministry, recounted the seemingly benign tale of a stranger playing Pokémon Go outside his office building this week.According to RightWingWatch, Wiles attributed the player's otherwise explicable behavior to none other than the Biblical villain Satan himself. He went on to describe a vast conspiracy to infest his office and churches with "cyber-demons." The motive of the conspiracy for Satan ac … [Read more...]

If you needed another reason to go to Reason Rally…

More than a few atheists (unfortunately), who are angry at Reason Rally for standing up for Reproductive Rights and LGBTQ equality, are refusing to go. I can't say I will miss the unwarranted hostility because there will be plenty from creationists like Ray Comfort. Aron posted a video commenting on the diversity of viewpoints despite what anti-feminists believe and triggered a bunch of angry anti-social justice  commenters.It's disheartening to see some of the comments t … [Read more...]

Professor of Atheism?

So I just read in the New York Times that a wealthy atheist has donated a couple million dollars to the University of Miami -with the purpose of endowing the nation's first academic chair for the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics. Now, as an atheist activist as well as an advocate of reason in education, I am of course excited about that. But I am also conflicted and confused. I mean, what would an atheist study study? There's science of course, natural history and cosmology, logic … [Read more...]