The new President of Atheist Alliance of America

Atheist Alliance of America is 25 years-old, one of the oldest atheist organizations in the U.S., founded in 1992. They are the source of Secular Nation bi-annual magazine and podcast.For the last fifteen years, they have bestowed the Richard Dawkins award to honor outstanding scientists, authors, artists, and other advocates of uncompromised and unapologetic contributions to the science-minded, secular humanist and skeptical atheist life-stance and philosophy. Past recipients of the Richard … [Read more...]

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The Answers in Genesis Movie

As offensive as Ken Ham's ark park is, we know that cumbersome eye-sore is doomed to an inevitable financial failure that would be comical if it didn't waste $18,000,000.oo of state tax incentives despite 1st amendment prohibitions failing all three prongs of the Lemon test. That's in addition to another $107,000,000.oo out of individual donor's pockets. The same goes for Ham's farsical creation museum which is already reportedly losing millions more than they make annually. But the next project … [Read more...]

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Trying to reason against fallacious ignorance

Earlier this month, I drove to Kentucky to protest the Noah's Ark Park. Trying to reason with believers there was an exercise in futility.Now, Eric Hovind and his crew are deliberately trying not to understand; or at least they're to appear as if they don't understand, or that they understand something else. I don't think Eric buys his own bullshit though: I really don't. However the rest of the people I talked to have never seen or heard of a clue. Sadly, although I can simplify … [Read more...]

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My first formal debate, July 23rd in Downtown Dallas

If y'all know any theists in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, you've got just one week to convince them to come see me debate some random Christian guy named John Lepp (I don't know) over the question, "Is God the source of all that is good?" (I know, right?) This event will be at the Door in Deep Ellum, hosted by a Christian group called the Beer & Bible Consortium (seriously). This is the same group that hosted my wife's debate against anti-abortion spokes-weirdo, Carol … [Read more...]

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Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism book tour

I've never published a book before. So I'm pretty excited about this. My book is available on Amazon for pre-order. Copies should be in stores come November. I've scheduled a promotional tour with different secular humanist skeptical atheist groups for a nice circle round the western states where I grew up. Once there are links to each of these, I'll post them to my speaking page.?                     - El Paso TX 2016/09/27 - Sierra Vista AZ 2016/09/28 - Tucson AZ 2016/09/30 - Phoeni … [Read more...]

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Meeting the Chaplains at the Children’s hospital

I've been interviewed many times, but not like yesterday. The Chaplains at Childrens Medical Center of Dallas reached out to Metroplex Atheists asking for someone to advise them. The Chaplains know how to soothe the faithful, but they wanted to be able to comfort unbelievers too. I commend them for that.This hospital has one of the best cancer wards for children in the country, but they sometimes still have to deliver very bad news.  I know because my granddaughter lived there for most of … [Read more...]

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We’re protesting Ken Ham’s Ark Park

Ken Ham of AnswersInGenesis ministries may look like Cornelius from the original planet of the ape series, but he is the kingpin of dogmatic pseudoscience propaganda, who's organization is at the center of science denial for every other peddler of religiously-motivated snake-oil around the world. Next week, he'll be opening another affront to reality in the form of his Noah's Ark park, a violation of 1st amendment rights allowing not only allowing state-funded religious extremism but also … [Read more...]

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My Social Justice

This is not the subject I'd rather focus on. But I need to address some things, and I'd rather do it all at once.The reason I joined American Atheists is because I’m an activist: I could have been satisfied with making videos in my spare time just for their entertainment or educational value, and whatever trivial notoriety that brings. But I want to do more than just that. I want to affect positive change on behalf of non-believers. The way I see it, religion has always been a n … [Read more...]

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Disappointing Democracy

I've heard from a number of Hillary supporters who want to “make history” by electing the first female president. The ones I’ve heard from don’t seem to know Clinton’s policies or her history; they say they’re voting for her simply because she is a woman. Some go even further and say that anyone who doesn’t vote for her is a misogynist, though none have been stupid enough to say that to me yet. This is why I wish that Elizabeth Warren had run instead of Bernie, or with Bernie as her VP (since the … [Read more...]

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My schedule for this year so far

For the last few years, I've been speaking at a different conference, convention or rally almost every month all over the country, sometimes twice a month. This year was a bit different. I gave a Darwin Day lecture at Lawrence University. Otherwise I'm only scheduled for one American convention this whole year, in October.  But as you can see, I've still been crazy busy: having completed three foreign tours already. I went to India and the U.A.E., then we toured 15 European countries in 6 weeks, … [Read more...]

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