America Have You Had Enough Mass Shootings?

He's said it before America, and he will say it again. He's asking you nicely America.

Had enough mass shootings to support better gun laws? President Obama sure has. "A visibly frustrated President Obama offered condolences to the victims of the mass shooting at an Oregon college on Thursday, but he added that "our thoughts and prayers are not enough," and voters should demand changes to the nation's gun laws." No America hasn't shown the will to take any meaningful actions to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. The reasonable pleas to reform the system lose every ti … [Read more...]

Should Abortion Be Legal?

Yes we are still debating this question as  a country

People have been able to get safe, legal abortions in the U.S. for over 40 years now. Ever since, Roe Vs. Wade in 1973, abortion rights have been a political football, where our politicians play a game with the health and welfare of millions to score political points. This political season has been the worst in  memory with all of our Republican candidates bragging about how they have defunded or will defund Planned Parenthood if they are president.Many activists remember fighting this … [Read more...]

Four Blood Moon Tetrad nonsense

The great conjunction of the sun and the earth with its shadow on the moon.

I went to the American Atheist National Convention in Salt Lake City Utah in April of 2014. It's funny because there was a ComiCon going on right across the street. A lot of them belonged with us -and visa versa. Patrick Stewart and William Shatner were both speaking there, but could just as well have spoken for us too. There were Christian protesters outside who couldn't decide who's parade they should rain on -as they kept crossing the street trying to protest both events. You know those … [Read more...]

“In God We Trust” is Unconstitutional.

In God we Trust Texas Senate

Here in Texas Christians love the national motto, so much that back in 2007 they chiseled and defaced the stone in our Senate chamber with it.The reasoning according to our now Lt. Governor Dan Patrick goes like this:"There will be times when all of us sit at our desk, and we'll be able to look at the words, 'In God We Trust,' and maybe get us through those times," Patrick said. In those late-night, contentious sessions, members will be able to look up at those words, "and know that … [Read more...]

The Imposition – my presentation to PAStAHcon

PAStAHcon stands for the Pennsylvania State Atheists & Humanists convention in Harrisburg.  … [Read more...]

Is Christianity Cultural Appropriation?

He even has a mullet. does that sell you that Jesus -a figure with Semitic ancestry was appropriated?

Cultural appropriation comes up in the news every now and again, and seems to provoke strongly worded opinions.  Miley Cyrus doesn't appear to get it even after having had it patiently explained to her many times by people, who actually experience it.  A blog post I did 2 year sago about Katy Perry's Geisha performance of "Unconditionally" earned more than a few angry comments by people, who don't seem to get what cultural appropriation is. So how about another example to illustrate the point? T … [Read more...]

Richard Carrier’s mythicism

Not that long ago, I (like most people) thought that there was once a guy named Jesus, who was a 1st century cult leader and faith healing charlatan, and that his story was heavily embellished and exaggerated, blown out of all proportion -to become the legendary character on which all the various and conflicting denominations of Christianity are based; Unitarians, Binatarians, Triniatarians, Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, all of them.We have no historical evidence of this Jesus, and no … [Read more...]

Tell us again why we can’t have good gun legislation


Perhaps there are good reasons that most  Americans should own guns, but I want stay on point here. And yes, I was raised in Texas so I am keenly aware that it would be next to impossible to disarm just this state alone. However, why is it even possible for a Right Wing terrorist group like the Oathkeepers to keep their guns? Especially after already having used guns in the Bundy Ranch standoff against their own lawful government officials? Not only that, they will continue to keep their guns … [Read more...]

Homo naledi


 Science is supposed to be dispassionate, as part of being objective, but the media are quite the opposite.  Every time paleontologists find a fossil with particular significance, reporters say it will cause us to rethink what we thought we knew about evolution.  That's what they said about Ardipithecus.  That's what they said about Sahelanthropus and Kenyanthropus.  That's what they always say.  They say this even though, most of the time, the new important fossil was predicted in adva … [Read more...]

Kim Davis: It’s not about you

Doing this for god's glory?

Kim Davis emerged triumphantly to "Eye of the Tiger", as if she went the distance, and now she is back on her feet after just 5 days in jail.  She insisted with tears in her eyes that:“I just want to give God the glory,” Davis said. “We serve a living God who knows exactly where each and everyone stands. Keep pressing, don’t let down because he is here. He is worthy.”An argument can be made that she isn't glorifying her god either, by denying marriage licenses to same sex couples at the … [Read more...]