November 15, 2018

Parenting be hard, yo. Well, thank you Mommy Obvious. It’s true, though. I thought I knew it was hard before I had a kid, and then I had one. No one prepares you, no one can prepare you for how ludicrously hard it is. By the time your kid is five, you look at Chris Hadfield manipulate the Canadarm to repair a part of the International Space Station, and think, that ain’t nothin’. If you can get my kid to put on… Read more

November 8, 2018

This is part 4 in a series attempting to debunk the arguments for the death penalty. Read the previous part here. Read the other parts here. In January 2014, in Ohio, Dennis McGuire gasped, his stomach heaved violently and his fists clenched through 25 minutes of a botched execution. Horrified, an audience and a team of executioners watched a human being suffer before finally succumbing to the lethal cocktail of drugs. In April 2014, in Oklahoma, a new combination of… Read more

November 7, 2018

I was convinced our house was haunted when I was fourteen & fifteen. We lived in a century-old bungalow near what used to be called Subiaco Oval in Perth, Western Australia. We’d moved from Canada at the beginning of 1992 on a teacher’s exchange. An Aussie teacher was to take my mom’s job and house back in Canada, while my mom took her job and house in Australia. On our way to Perth, we travelled through South East Asia for… Read more

November 6, 2018

I had the pleasure, pardon the pun, of coming (sorry!) across this prolific pile of deuce a while ago. It gave me a good case of the snickers, and I thought I would run through some commentary on it with you all, so we can point and laugh together. Call it a bonding exercise. I love you jerks. The title of the article is “Every Guy’s Struggle”. You might think that it’s going to be an article about colonoscopies or… Read more

November 5, 2018

In the time I’ve had this blog, I think the entire Christian population of the world has either asked where I get my morality from or insinuated that without the Bible, I could not possibly have any. There are a few who have conceded we have an innate morality but they insist that it must have been god-given whether we believe or not. The rest, however, all insist that atheists exist without moral standards because moral standards can only come… Read more

October 30, 2018

Most of you know I’m writing a book. It’s a response to the polls that came out suggesting that atheists are the least trusted demographic in North America. The book will set out to prove that we’re just regular people and nothing to fear. I wanted to share the first couple of pages of the intro with you. If you like what you’re reading and want more, please consider donating to this project here. Here it is! The teaser: No… Read more

October 26, 2018

This is a guest post from Mubarak Bala. I first got to know Mubarak when he reached out to me for help. He’d been beaten, drugged and hospitalized because he told his father he no longer believed in Allah. We launched a campaign to free Mubarak, getting the attention of the BBC, the AP, ABC, Vice and more. With the help of IHEU, we were able to ensure Mubarak was okay until his eventual release. Once free, Mubarak decided to… Read more

October 25, 2018

I think it’s pretty obvious the end of religion is approaching. The backlash we get for having the nerve to be open and loud about not believing is kind of like the deagth throes. The louder they get, the more trouble we know they’re in. The backwards, superstitious beliefs are nothing more than a muddy arm desperately grabbing from a thick, sludgy pit of quicksand… and it’s about to go under. The thing is, if religion does become obsolete, we’ll be… Read more

October 24, 2018

Teenagers know everything. It starts pretty early, too. I’d say maybe around the age of 10 or 11, kids are graced with the knowledge of everything. It doesn’t matter how many years you have on them, or how much experience you have with general life-living, they know more than you do. This gift is given to them by some sort of wisdom fairy or the like, and it slips from their grasp sometime in their early twenties. But there can… Read more

October 23, 2018

Your Stories of Atheism are heartbreaking, triumphant, angering and inspiring. They are written by you, for you in this ongoing series about how you came to identify as an atheist. If you want to send me your story, you can email me here. Please note that by doing so, you give me permission to publish it here as part of the series. If you wish to remain anonymous, please say so in your email otherwise, I will use just your first… Read more

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