When you’re in a job you’re given certain guidelines for that job. Often employers leave out the obvious things you should know counting on you to be minimally competent, since they wouldn’t have hired you otherwise. For instance, if you get a job at Subway they tell you that you must wear gloves while making [Read More…]
A while back a story went viral of a gay man from Mountain Home, Arkansas who took his own life. Afterward his childhood church refused to hold his service and some members even called to cancel the reception at the local fire station. The man was James Stone, who I knew in High School. There [Read More…]
My Experience First off, here is my vlog video of the convention- I showed up on Thursday morning to the 2015 American Atheists Convention and the registration process was pretty quick. I didn’t know where to go as I did not have a booklet from the convention to know where the workshops were (I didn’t even know [Read More…]
I have been watching Matt Dillahunty since my first days as an atheist. I’m not sure what I expected of him when I met Matt Dillahunty, but I was considerably surprised by how down-to-earth he was. Quite a bit of people who get a taste of “fame” get their head stuck up their a**. He is an [Read More…]
I came to my first atheist conference this past week, the 2015 American Atheists National Convention. I have only been an atheist just over a year and a half, but I felt the need to be an activist early on. Now that I finally have all of my equipment that I have needed, I have [Read More…]
At the American Atheist Convention this year I met a young woman named Gabrielle (she was at the debate workshop and she stood out because every day she had a different, really elaborate eye makeup on). Gabrielle has actually delayed attending college to try and make it as an atheist activist. Her chosen medium is [Read More…]
A few weeks ago I was contacted by a chap named Josh who apparently really loves his girlfriend, Carly. Carly is an atheist activist with an upcoming birthday, so Josh wanted to get a bunch of her atheist heroes to wish her happy birthday in a video. This is the result (I’m in at 6:38 [Read More…]
Man, there were some pretty loopy things said today. Let’s start with the Liberty Counsel. Even though same-sex marriage has been the law of the land in Florida since January 6th, and even though Judge Hinckle clarified his ruling as applying to the whole state, the Liberty Counsel has filed three briefs seeking to prohibit [Read More…]
I often envy people’s abilities to extract hidden meanings from things, almost on a Sherlock Holmes level. For instance, I said that when you disagree with some people in the atheist movement, even people whose goals you almost universally share, they’ll attempt to smear and destroy you instead of resolving the argument. One keen person [Read More…]
Two Turkish journalists reposted the controversial Charlie Hebdo cover with a picture of Mohammed and are now staring down lengthy jail sentences for insulting people’s religious value. A Turkish prosecutor is seeking prison terms for two journalists who republished the cover of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo featuring an image of the Prophet Mohammed, [Read More…]
SCIENCE & FAITH: Construction of revolutionary telescope halted for one week due to religious protests.
Exciting astronomical science is happening in Hawaii, namely the construction of a thirty-meter telescope, one of the most advanced ever conceived: Astronomers say the Thirty Meter Telescope will be the most advanced and powerful optical telescope on earth, capable of viewing galaxies at the edge of the observable universe, near the beginning of time. Awesome! [Read More…]
HIGH SCHOOL, FAITH, & POLITICS: California advances bill that would remove religious exemptions for vaccinations.
As of right now in California you cannot send unvaccinated children to school, thus endangering the rest of the kids. Well, unless you’re religious. Then endanger away. But that may be coming to an end: California lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a bill that would require schoolchildren in the state to be vaccinated amid impassioned pleas [Read More…]
With not even a dissenting vote the bill to make the bible the official state book of Tennessee passed both the House and Senate committees: Senate and House committees overwhelmingly approved measures Tuesday that would designate the Bible as the official book of Tennessee, despite reservations raised by religious leaders and some lawmakers. The Senate [Read More…]