March 27, 2019

Over the weekend, I had a live-streamed discussion with my podcast partner and friend, Donovan Badrock, AKA Mr Oz Atheist. We discussed the shootings that occurred recently in Christchurch, New Zealand and then we moved on to talk about effective ways of changing the minds of others. It’s never easy to discuss these tragedies after they happen and we’d so much rather they didn’t happen, but I think it’s very important to talk about the potential causes. Is there a way… Read more

March 26, 2019

Of all the ideas that come from religion, Heaven has got to be the least logical to me. It makes less sense than a “secret to success” seminar hosted by Johnny Manziel. If Swiss cheese had as many holes as the story of Heaven, it’d be more like the essence of cheese or the spectre of a cheese that once was. Heaven, to me, leaves me with a ton of burning questions. Ten of the most perplexing are: 1. Are… Read more

March 19, 2019

In the wake of the devastation in Christchurch, a lot of outspoken atheists have been asking themselves if their open criticism of Islam is stoking the Islamophobia fire. I got this note from an Instagram follower the other day, Hey there! I’m an atheist myself and I have a question. The question is, as atheists how do we support religious freedom and at the same time mock or not respect their beliefs? and it’s a good question. As you know,… Read more

March 18, 2019

In the last part, I told you about a strange job I had working for a foundation that funded addiction recovery home in the US and Canada as well as over 200 orphanages in Africa and Haiti. I encountered offputting chanting and strange things written in the handbook and spoke to a number of critics who claimed the organization was a cult. Unfortunately, in part two, the story gets a lot tougher to tell as I experience loss and the… Read more

March 12, 2019

This past weekend, MrOzAtheist and I had the opportunity to sit down and have a chat about humanist morality. We went over some of the most common comments we get from theists on social media regarding morality and its origins, as well as our favourite responses. We also discussed the recent events happening in Mr Oz’s corner of the world, as Cardinal George Pell faces a guilty verdict for the abuse of minors. You can catch the entire stream here… Read more

March 9, 2019

It’s story time. I know you’ve heard a lot of stories from my life but this one I’ve kept from you, more or less because I’m scared. If you watch the video, you’ll find out why. This, of course, is just part one of this story because it’s long and has a lot of details but it’s interesting and worth watching. I very much hope this story doesn’t get me in any trouble but I felt it was a good… Read more

March 4, 2019

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

March 1, 2019

I get a lot of comments on all my various social spaces across the internet, so I collect them and every once in a while, I do a video responding to some of them. I have a lot of fun doing it, and I always love to find out what my fellow atheists might say in response to them as well. In this comment response video, I address one of the most common comments I get: You sure talk about… Read more

February 27, 2019

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. Arnie was in sixth grade when his father told him his beloved grandfather had been murdered. Little by little, Arnie discovered the details. His grandfather had gone to his own hardware store late at night to get an item he’d forgotten and interrupted a burglary in progress. The thief quickly grabbed a hammer, hit… Read more

February 21, 2019

Over on YouTube, I’ve begun a new video series called Skeptic Shopper. These videos are going to take a closer look at some of the products we see advertised in our Facebook feeds and Instagram accounts. You know the ones: they claim to make you look ten years younger, or lose ten pounds in a week. There are some that claim to be able to curl or straighten your hair in mere minutes no matter how thick your hair is…. Read more

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