the fallacy of martyrdom at Fort Hood Texas..

fort hood

At about 1:55 pm today (August 28th, 2013), the long nightmare that Fort Hood (and the nation) has endured finally got closure.  It’s a death sentence for MAJ Nidal Hassan and a victory for the so many decent, innocent people who suffered such grievious harm at his hands. I was in the court room for [Read More...]

Here we go again…

chemwepnsyria

Well, here we are again, on the brink of war, even before we have fully extracted ourselves from our last long national nightmare.  My life-affirming values as atheist/humanist combined with my military experience as a veteran of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are telling me that it would be wrong to start down this [Read More...]

Removing Christian privilege from “God’s Army”

I made this in the hopes that it can be useful for removing that smug Christian privilege we occasionally see in the military. Usage: “You’re so right. There are no atheists in foxholes. There are only good little Muslims.” It’s not ‘islamophobic’. Rather, it plays off the target’s standard xenophobia. The same xenophobia that causes them [Read More...]

Are you smarter than a 13th Grader? Muslim + Catholic editions

Siara is a young woman who is taking college courses on top of her routine semesters as a 17 year old Junior in high school. She wrote to me to help her with her Comparative World Religions course. Her assignment was to ask three different people from three different world views a series of questions. [Read More...]

Hey Saudi Arabia – Abstinence only driver’s education does not work.

“F’ing female drivers!” Saudi report: women would drive to have pre-marital sex. You can tell by the low-cut burqa’s and niqabs they wear. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A report given to a high-level advisory group in Saudi Arabia claims that allowing women in the kingdom to drive could encourage premarital sex, a rights activistsaid Saturday. The ultraconservative stance [Read More...]


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