Silver Bullet 2020: Joe Biden/Elizabeth Warren

After one of the most demoralizing election seasons in recent memory, when it seemed as though there were new depths to be plumbed every week, Americans have good reason to be sick of hearing about politics. Realistically, after our elections were likely trolled by the Russians and the Alt-Right which helped to install Donald J. Trump, what choice do reasonable and rational Americans have other than continued vigilance? At this point, Russia’s involvement in the election has even been acknowledged by Trump…. Read more

I was once a Jedi

Atheism never had good public relations, largely because of the smear campaign that labeled atheists as believing in nothing, or having an unreasonable rejection of even the possibility of a god, insisting instead that atheists have to know that no god exists. This was a very successful campaign because some of the greatest atheists of the last couple centuries refuse to identify by that label—because of these reasons. And religious proselytizers took advantage of that in their recruitment techniques. I… Read more

What is your political alignment?

I think it funny that everyone who says they want less government always votes for candidates on the authoritarian right, who actually seem to want as much government as possible; more military intervention, personal interference, surveillance and scrutiny of the public: removing regulations on industries, but actively restricting the rights of private citizens in private matters or even in their own bedrooms. Meanwhile those in the opposite quadrant are really just liberating the common folk while keeping corporations in check…. 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… Read more

How to disprove Noah’s Flood

For the last few years, I’ve been meaning to do a video series explaining how various fields of study disprove the Noachian deluge. I finally got around to doing that as a reward to my patrons at Patreon.com/AronRa. This is the first of what should be a five-part series. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWZtbZGtiGA[/youtube] The next episode will be How Geology Disproves the flood. So I’ll be accepting suggestions from geologists as I write that script. Read more

Just a Snip

In my most recent episode of the Ra-Men, I spoke to Lena Lena Nyhus, founder of ‘Intact Denmark’ and ‘Just a Snip’, organizations opposed to the circumcision of children too young to consent. Female circumcision is already identified as genital mutilation in her home country of Denmark. So now she advocates for the rights of boys against being cut when there is no medical reason to do so, and a number of very good reasons not to. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPsB6LYB72Q[/youtube] Lena welcomes… Read more

My debate with Subboor Ahmad

I had a second formal moderated debate with a live audience. It was originally supposed to take place at a huge Muslim Dawah conference, and that’s why I was so eager to accept. but I guess the organizers had other ideas about that and cancelled. Subboor said we might reschedule for the next time I’m in London. But I was eager to engage. And although London might have been better in some aspects, I still wanted to do it sooner… Read more

Can you say President Trump?

Texas has cast their deciding electoral votes for our next President (Are you ready?) Donald J. Trump! What now if you took the obvious hints both pre and post election that this was most definitely not a good idea? First for people that voted for Trump celebrate or regret your folly. Trump overtly promises to be a disaster for not just the brown people that he bashed that overwhelmingly rejected him –but for everyone including you! On the environment, we all… Read more

Road to Reason

Robert Penczak, the executive director of Atheist Alliance of America also hosts a UstreamTV show called Road to Reason. In their most recent episode, they chose to interview me. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7rAi9_xDEg[/youtube] The reason they wanted to interview me now is because Atheist Alliance of America is strongly endorsing Street Epistemology, and of course I just did a collaborative video lesson on that with Anthony Magnabosco, and practiced it with students at UTSA. Read more

‘Tis the Season for believin’ silly things you know ain’t true

This being the season for believin’ (so I am told) I’m going to share an old Facebook post explaining part of my perspective on the imagined war on Christmas and people’s rights to religious freedom. “Let me start by saying you have the right to not believe in any God. As I have the right to believe there is a God. Then we divide. I want you to peacefully be able to not believe and I want all others to… Read more

POPULAR AT PATHEOS Nonreligious