Angels are everywhere

angels are everywhere

Here in Detroit waiting for a plane back to the triple digit heat in September of  Dallas TX. Where it is so hot that it's been said:“If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent out Texas and live in Hell”  Philip Henry SheridanHere in Detroit, several people have complained to me about the 84 degree heat here that maybe feels like 94. And I suppose that is impressive for Michigan, especially given the school I gave a presentation at didn't have Central Air. We air condition everything in Tex … [Read more...]

Secular Pro-Life Same Old Scare Tactics

If I were to tell you that a purportedly secular anti-abortion group was engaging in the very same fear mongering and harassment of abortion providers that the largely Christian dominated pro-life groups do; would you be surprised? The True Pooka's final report on Secular Pro-Life's tactics is posted.In addition to the other tactics Pooka documented, the group is promoting a campaign against abortion providers in the guise of concern for the safety of women. According to Pooka, in addition to … [Read more...]

Breaking Love and Reproductive Rights Out of the Christian Frame

I have been pleasantly surprised that the youtube comments on my speech on The Heart of Humanism at The Southern California Secular Humanism Conference are mainly addressing the topic. because I addressed how secularists need to examine where their beliefs about love in particular may be influenced by Christian culture such as ideas about purity. I used a rather pointed example by looking at the Secular Pro-Life Movement. Their … [Read more...]

Reaching the choir

Much discussion has focused on bringing women and minority groups into the secular fold.  Considering the gender gap in secular communities (these numbers are from America) this is a laudable goal.  Conversely, in religious communities there is an inverse relationship in the ratios of women and ethnic minorities. From Protestant communities where there are 8 percent more women than men to Jehovah's Witnesses and Historically Black Churches where there are 20 percent more women than men. There is … [Read more...]

Showing Solidarity with Black Nonbelievers when you aren’t Black

Last weekend, Aron and I went to a presentation about the history of Black Freethought by Alix Jules hosted by Houston Oasis.  Right now the Houston Atheists boast the largest group of freethinkers in Texas with a population of 2,078.Salute!We happen to know Alix from being members of DFW's Fellowship of Freethought the largest group of freethinkers in Dallas at 1,127.  If you have never heard of him, he is in charge of DFWCOR Diversity Council.We happened to be in Houston because Aro … [Read more...]

MotorCops for kids toy run

Skepticon was my last conference/convention for the year, and 2012 was a great year for me:  The GAC in Australia, the Reason Rally in DC, TAM in Las Vegas, and other events in several other states.  I was on 33 airplanes this year, but I still drove to many of the rallies I attended.  I also used my 9-passenger SUV as a limo to cart around the Dillahunty's, Prof & Mrs Myers, the cast of Dogma Debate, and several of the VIPs at the Texas Freethought Convention crammed in all at once.  At one … [Read more...]

Aron Ra on Dogma Debate

Wednesday November 7th, I will be on Dogma Debatefrom 7:00pm to 9:00pm central [Texas] time.I'll be on with David Smalley and Shayrah as we take live callers at 214-377-1166.Hear it live at dogmadebate.comListeners who don't want to call can tweet their questions/comments to the host @davidcsmalleyThe show will podcast to iTunes immediately after the live broadcast. … [Read more...]

Florida Secular Rally

Whenever I post some prior notice of some event I intend to attend, my wife says it looks like I'm 'pimping' myself.  If I don't do that, then people complain that they live down the street from whatever it is and are mad that they didn't know about it in time.  I got several messages from folks in Arkansas who didn't know about Reason in the Rock, and woulda been there if I had just said something.  So fine.This Saturday, November 3rd, I will be in Tallahassee Florida for a secular rally.  W … [Read more...]

Reason on The Rock

Reason in the Rock [Little Rock] was well-planned and played well. to the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers and the Central Arkansas Coalition of Reason. … [Read more...]

Don’t blame the atheists

How often do you get microphone from the steps of the state capital, right? is a link to the recordings wherein our governor, Rick Perry declared 'spiritual warfare' against secularists and atheists.  … [Read more...]