Are you smarter than a 13th grader?

I get a lot of email from college students - on a wide variety of subjects, anthropology, psychology, political science and philosophy. One time I was even alerted to this brain-stabbing, and military-backed 'angel healing' college. This time, I'm visited by a young college freshman in a comparative religion's course.Hi, my name is Siara. I am a 17 year old girl from Georgia. I am currently taking a Worldview college course and my current assignment is to interview 3 people all with … [Read more...]

Reinstating Gay Oppression in the Military?!?

Last year...I'm sure we all remember the outcry from the liberty hounds when the National Defense Authorization Act last year authorized indefinite detention over U.S. citizens as long as they are accused of 'terrorism' and can be held without trial until the end of the War on Terror (this is currently being challenged in court).This year...Well this year members of Congress are injecting a hateful bigoted religious agenda into the NDAA. The current bill up for vote holds two provisions … [Read more...]

PZ does it

PZ does 'it'...? By 'it' I mean 'PZ supports the troops', and not just his son who is an officer in the US Army.Paul Loebe is a foxhole atheist in the United States Marine Corps. Paul is leading a small group of people toward the front line of a subterranean culture war that the evangelicals have been waging in the US Military for decades. That small group is growing. PZ Myers joined the lineup for Rock Beyond Belief 2 in San Diego, CA - Summer 2013.I thought that the first festival … [Read more...]

Jesus, Camp Pendleton! 2nd foxhole atheist festival announced

My name is Paul Loebe and I am a Marine Sergeant. I am stationed at Camp Pendleton and I am an atheist. I'm working on this:In the beginningI spent a quarter century of my life heavily involved in church as a Bible-thumping believer. Then came the fateful day when I began to compare the teachings of the Bible alongside historical and scientific data and my path towards recognizing my cognitive dissonance began. Needless to say the mindless drivel that guides religious faith fell apart … [Read more...]

Antici……….pation

Sometimes not letting ordinary people know what you're up to works in your favor. It tends to keep certain types of people 'in suspense'.Then... when you finally deliver the answer to them, they tell all of their buddies. … [Read more...]

Jesus was gay

That's right, Pastor Sean Harris would have punched baby Jesus - for being gay. Or so says Kenneth Low, author of Dark Knowledge.Kenneth contacted me on Facebook to let me know about his important book. He said:"Allow me to introduce myself. I’m a retired physician living in Davis and author of a book, Dark Knowledge. Essentially a logical argument, it leads the reader to a surprising revelation:  Jesus was gay. I’m opening a new avenue in public secular discussion."This is the entire … [Read more...]

Graham County IS NUMBER ONE!!! (hateful county in the state)

Some of us think we already look this stupid.N.C.'s recently passed Amendment One is terrible. It prohibits gay and lesbian marriage, and functions as an amendment to the State's constitution. We already had a damn law here prohibiting gay marriage, so it was a superfluous slap in the face to the LGBT community.The vote was closer than many of us imagined - 61% For discrimination and 39% against discrimination. As you may imagine, the more rural counties voted 'for' it (for … [Read more...]

MMAtheists – separation of church and cage

Drew Epstein just sent me a message about his new MMAtheists effort. You know you like to click on things - 'like' this thing on Facebook!Mixed Martial Arts training is a standard part of military hand to hand combat readiness.As the US Military (the Marines in particular) advertise directly toward the Mixed Martial Arts community, I thought you might understand my position on this issue.We have many "foxhole" atheists in Mixed Martial Arts, and most of them are afraid to come out for … [Read more...]


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