The graffiti outside of my apartment

Steven here… So I live in Independence, Missouri. It’s like Kansas City, but more god-soaked and annoying. When I was walking my dog I noticed this graffiti.         [Read more...]

A father responds to his transgender child

Steven here… We see a lot of stories of parents that don’t know how to be compassionate. Kicking out and belittling their LBGT kids is sadly one of the more common things we see. One of my cousins is transgender. She recently made a post about how happy she was to be able to jettison [Read More...]

I’m changing my vote

Steven here… I’m a filthy liberal, but if Joss Whedon says to do it, I have to. [Read more...]

“Einstein proves my point!”

Steven here… In my debates with theists, I tend to have to bring up the flaws in religious epistemology. It’s an incredibly flawed method of finding out what’s real, especially when compared to that of science. The problem with bringing up the superiority of science, is that inevitably you will hear the argument that Albert [Read More...]

Being a better skeptic and a better satirist

Steven here…. Poe’s Law was coined by Nathan Poe in 2005 and states: “Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is utterly impossible to parody a Creationist in such a way that someone won’t mistake it for the genuine article.” Because of the similarity between parody sites such as Landover Baptist [Read More...]

Our movement isn’t special–but it can be

Steven here… For the past couple of years the skeptic/atheist community has dealt with something of a kerfuffle dealing with sexism and harassment policies. Like most of you, I’ve watched as that debate went on from a mild comment about how people conduct themselves at conferences to the advent of Atheism+. But while all of [Read More...]

4 Brilliant Atheists for You to Follow

Steven here… When I started this series I came in with the belief that this movement was filled with unsung heroes. I was right about that. The depth and diversity of the movement though, is just mindboggling. I can’t express how much of a privilege it is to be a part of this community. The [Read More...]

I really motherfucking love goddamn science

Steven here… Maddox is brilliant. His recent post regarding the Facebook page, “I fucking love science” is pretty interesting. I think most of his criticisms can be summed up as him not liking the page’s name. Perhaps he would like “I fucking love scientists and the end results of the scientific process” instead. I agree [Read More...]

God’s just a kid

Steven here… The last time I was at a conference me and my friends were approached by a Christian woman. She explained to us in a very serious tone that when she spoke to God she was informed by him that our lives had gone extremely bad. We informed this well meaning person that her [Read More...]

I’m spiritual, not coherent

Steven here… So this Pew poll has been making the rounds lately. The takeaway message people are getting is that atheism is on the rise. Well, yes, atheism is on the rise. But this study doesn’t really show that. What it deals with are the “nones”–people who do not identify with a religion. I’m not [Read More...]


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