On December 19th, I took an invitation from some McKinney Texas residents to speak at their next school district meeting. One of their children was bothered about all the religious symbols in her classroom, and wanted her parents to do something about that. The parents were already concerned that their school district held meetings in a mega-church and that their Superintendent illegally led those meetings in prayer. Parents in this district had complained about this for months in some cases… Read more

Tomorrow night at 7:30 CST the (watch here:)Ra-Men Podcast will have guests on promoting the fundraiser for the three Smith children.  You can contribute here and the podcast will also donate its Patreon proceeds for the video  to the cause. Some background from the fundraising page from their uncle, Grant Brady: As many of you know, the Smith Girls have tragically lost both of their parents. We are all completely heartbroken, but overwhelmed and grateful for the outpouring of love and support… Read more

For the last three elections in my senate district, Democrats have had no candidates. There has only been a Republican running uncontested. Well, there was a Libertarian once, but they’re like Republican-lite, and he only got about 10% of the vote. So following Bernie’s advice, I decided to run just so it wouldn’t be like that again this time. But it’s not like that this time. Although I’ve never identified as a Democrat, I decided to run as one, because… Read more

The Atlantic featured a vignette of a prominent Alt-Right Atheist Troll. Rather than being good without god; it seems some atheists reject religion and gravitate to hateful ideologies. My husband Aron Ra and others helped to build an atheist community. However, it seems that community can also be a  convenient audience for deceptive Anti-PC rhetoric and faux intellectual debates to mask hateful ideologies. Those that move away from hateful, fundamentalist ideologies and embrace an equally virulent ideology are not something that the… Read more

Someone recently asked me what criteria I would consider to objectively evaluate Trump as a good president. This is my answer. What is a good president? One who seeks diplomatic solutions instead of immediately and repeatedly threatening nuclear war. Should I stop there or keep going? Let’s add that it should be someone who knows the value of thoughtful evaluation and discretion rather than blasting every thoughtless misspelled idiotic outburst around the world on Twitter. Someone who doesn’t lie so… Read more

On Monday October 16th, I’ll be in Raleigh North Carolina talking to Triangle Free Thinkers about Why We Wanted to Believe. On Saturday, October 28th, I’ll be in Fresno California, talking to Central Valley Alliance of Atheists and Skeptics about Promoting Rationality in a World of Alternative Facts. I’ll also be at the Speakers’ breakfast the next morning. Read more

Just a heads up where we’ll be this weekend. My wife, Lilandra Ra will be speaking to Riverside Atheists and Free Thinkers in Riverside California on Saturday Sept 23rd. Coincidentally that’s the same day that the world is supposed to end again, according to yet another dubious prophesy. Hopefully someone out there will have a big party, like atheists do every time a Christian end-times prophesy fails. I will be speaking to Atheists United on Sunday Sept 24th, at the Griffith… Read more

Brett Keane is one of those people who says he was once an atheist but has since embraced religion. I’ve met a few such people, though none of them have ever been able to provide any reason why they (or I) should believe there’s a god. Keane says that he and I had spoken back when he was a non-believer. I don’t remember ever speaking to him, but he says he has it on video. I’ve been an activist for twenty… Read more

When I spoke at the Freethought Alliance Symposium in Fullerton, California a couple weeks ago, there was some misguided superstitious believer there handing out home-made pseudoscience pamphlets. The poor guy, (let’s just call him Billy) was citing deceitful propaganda mills like DarwinIsDead.com and the convicted fraud known as “DrDino”, as well as his own website, FishDontWalk.com. I am sure he doesn’t care that there are plenty of fish that do walk, or that the fossil record shows many more that… Read more

Seriously, what are Aron Ra’s chances for being elected as an open atheist in Texas? Anecdotally, we encountered these signs on our way back from Austin to interview former Democratic Texas State Senator,  ex-gubernatorial candidate, and role model -Wendy Davis. One of the more vocal constituents of Manheim, TX proudly displayed this on their property: A closer view: Is the point that atheists and homosexuals may have sex in ways that aren’t Biblically approved? So do you have to just have sex in… Read more

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