NERD ALERT: Call of Duty

So the new call of duty trailer is out House of Cards?  For any House of Cards fans out there you know that Kevin Spacey is clearly the shit! Although, as humanists, that should mean that we despise House of Cards amiright? I don’t know. Most of the people I am friends with feel abhorrent towards the type of horrible character that Kevin Spacey portrays as the Congressman turned – *Spoiler Alert* – you-know-who in House of Cards…..yet nonetheless are… Read more

That first spark

Easter I drove home with the family this weekend to spend time with the in-laws. I absolutely love my in-laws so it was a trip I was very much looking forward to. Most everyone I interact with back home are all believers and still attend church. I still seem to be the exception to that rule. Nonetheless, I had a very good conversation with my father-in-law that was quite interesting to me. My wife’s family are all progressive Christians and… Read more

10 years ago

I saw this popping up today on social media They fail to mention Pat was a foxhole atheist who stood against the war and planned on speaking out against it through books and speeches when his contract ended. Read more

How do vaccines cause autism?

Science I’m a scientifically literate person, or at least I hope to stand on the shoulders of intellectual giants and do my best to understand what they are telling me, a simple layperson. I always see these very interesting arguments about vaccines causing autism. Now as a brand new father with a young daughter this is of great concern to me. So I’ve decided to delve into the research. I suggest all of you do the same. Let’s explore together… Read more

PTSD and….

Bleh I’ve really tried to stay away from this but…. I’ll just drop this video here. [youtube]http://youtu.be/Cyjhbepx1Go[/youtube] Read more

Weekend

Gonna be a busy weekend for me. I’ll try and keep some posts coming. I’m writing something about Elder Scrolls and my undying love for that video game series. Oh and probably another something about how god isn’t real. I do want to see that “Gods not dead” movie. Any suggestions on an atheist tee shirt to wear when I go see movies like that? If you want to donate me a funny atheist t that’ll work. All I’ve got… Read more

The First Amendment: What Argument?

I’ve been spending a lot of time studying the Constitution, lately. I really like that document and I think it is very nearly the greatest thing ever written. It’s mind-blowingly brilliant and, although there were flaws in it, the manner in which it was written and how our government was set up gave it the ability to become great. I guess I shall start with the simplicity of the First Amendment, the bedrock of my own activism. Amendment I  Congress… Read more

Recruiting

One of my best buds in the Corps missed out on the easiest duty ever! It’s pretty funny to me merely because of the way he tells it. He had received orders for recruiting, which many people dread, but pulling all the stops out he got his orders for Texas. And if there’s one thing the Marine Corps doesn’t need, it’s more Texans. No offense or anything but the Corps is comprised of, in my limited experience, a vast majority… Read more

Marine Corps outlaws Ouija Board because of “mystery and fear”?

Yeah, it’s real. This is a few months old but it’s still an active order for the engineer school. Technically, it’s not illegal – stupid, but not illegal. The Ouija board was never officially ruled as a religious article so therefore it is not subject to religious protections. Haven’t we got two wars, high rates of servicemembers committing suicide, and alcohol-related deaths to worry about? Fail! Read more

Is Christian evangelism to blame for the popularity of internet porn?

So I’ve just gotten back into the habit of blogging when someone sent me a link from another Patheos blog on the evangelical Christian channel. I was sort of in shock and awe at the post. I seriously bellowed in laughter at reading the headline and then began to actually read the argument he made for internet pornography being responsible for “the nones”. Here was the title of his blog post. Go read it for a laugh and then come back… Read more