May 9, 2018

If you’ve been following this series, you know that we have been hearing from a condemned man in Texas who may just be innocent. You can read the previous posts about Pablo here and here. I wrote back to Pablo and have since gotten a response. Before we get to that, though, some notes on this series: This post is part of a series on what it’s like to be an atheist in prison. To read other parts in the… Read more

May 8, 2018

In this episode of the Common Heathens podcast, Donovan and I answer some of your questions. Admittedly, these are our favourite episodes to do because we are afforded the opportunity to address what you want us to talk about. It’s especially fun to have some of you join us live as we stream this on YouTube and ask questions in the live chat. It always makes for an exceptional conversation and Donovan and I really enjoy ourselves interacting with you…. Read more

May 8, 2018

One of the major themes that seem to lace their way through all of the stories you send me, is how religion has a tendency to make you feel terrible about yourself. Week in and week out, I read stories from people who describe their previously religious selves as broken, ashamed and overwhelmed with guilt. These same people go on to use words like “free”, “content”, “whole” and “happy” to describe how they’d come to feel once they were free… Read more

May 2, 2018

I used to do magic mushrooms a lot. I know, I know what you’re thinking, but you seem so squeaky clean, GM! and it’s true; I revel in my own moral perfection these days, but as Miss Spears might say, I haven’t always been this innocent. I really loved magic mushrooms. I mean, how can you not? When they start to hit you, you’re awash with a warm delight – everything around you is simply enchanting. Colours become more vibrant;… Read more

May 1, 2018

Today, we get to meet a new inmate! He is also from Oregon, like two others we’ve heard from so far. First, my series blurb… This post is part of a series on what it’s like to be an atheist in prison. To read other parts in the series, click here. Some of these inmates have done things that, to many of you, will be unforgivable. I will be disclosing some of their names, so you can easily find out what… Read more

April 30, 2018

Some believers like to argue that religion has inspired the most beautiful art. I have to respectfully disagree. Find out what art has moved me the most in my life. Read more

April 28, 2018

Last week, I posted this meme on my social spaces: and I added the caption, “While this meme is funny, I find it important to point out that I don’t think all believers are insane”. The responses I got to this were extremely disappointing. So disappointing, in fact, that I had to make a video about it. The following is my response to those comments: So, what do you think? Do you think believers should be treated with the same… Read more

April 25, 2018

This post is part of a series on what it’s like to be an atheist in prison. To read other parts in the series, click here. Some of these inmates have done things that, to many of you, will be unforgivable. I will be disclosing some of their names, so you can easily find out what they’ve done to end up in lockup. You may be disgusted to find out their crimes, and you have every right to be. This… Read more

April 24, 2018

Taking a critical look at St. Thomas Aquinas’ Argument From Motion, or First Way/Proof for God. Read more

April 23, 2018

This week, a mother nearly loses her daughter in a custody battle over her atheism, and a man loses his Christianity after considering what Hell means. Read more

Follow Us!



Browse Our Archives