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

October 18, 2018

This is part two in a series designed to debunk the arguments for capital punishment. Read the previous part here. Read the other parts here. In 2014, Washington State saw an unprecedented 3 capital cases being tried at the same time. Christopher Monfort was being tried for the murder of a police officer. The state shelled out more than $4 million just to pay his lawyer. Joseph McEnroe and Michele Anderson were being tried at the same time, for multiple murders…. Read more

October 17, 2018

The first time I really had to face the death of a human being I loved, it was my grandfather. He was my dad’s dad, a fellow heathen and I was just five years old. I remember watching my dad hang up the phone, walk outside in a daze, sit down on the curb in front of our house and start sobbing. The first time I saw my dad cry. I remember I didn’t think Grandpa Heard had ceased to… Read more

October 16, 2018

Last Friday, my podcast partner, Donovan Badrock and I had the extreme pleasure of sitting down with Peter Klein and picking his brain. Peter works for the AFA or the Atheist Foundation of Australia. Recently, Peter published a book called Beyond God: Why Religions Are False, Outdated and Dangerous. I was totally honoured when I received a copy of the book from him in the mail, along with a letter thanking me for helping inspire his work. He had put my… Read more

October 15, 2018

What if I told you my truck runs on wishes? When I hopped in the cab this morning, I closed my eyes really tight and muttered, “I wish this truck could get my kids to school” and when I turned the key, sure enough, it started. I successfully drove my kids to their respective schools and made it back home on one wish. Later, I have to take my little boy to the orthodontist in town, which is 20 minutes… Read more

October 11, 2018

This is part two in a series designed to debunk the arguments for capital punishment. Read the previous part here. Read the other parts here. Picture a young David Berkowitz, perhaps 14 or 15 years old. Not yet nicknamed The Son of Sam. He’s just come in from trick or treating on Halloween night. The spooky sights and sounds have lit a fire in his veins, and a familiar, repetitive voice from deep within him becomes louder. It tells him over… Read more

October 5, 2018

I often get asked how I viewed religion growing up being as I had none. What did it look like from the outside? What were my feelings about it? I try to explain as best I can in this video using Jeff Goldblum and tutus. I hope it helps to understand what it was like for me seeing religious people worship as a complete, lifelong heathen. I want to know: did you grow up religious? What religion did you grow… Read more

October 3, 2018

I don’t eat cereal. I like some cereal brands, but they all just make me feel like I’ve got a kettlebell resting in the bottom of my belly for the rest of the day. Maybe it’s the milk, I dunno. All I know is, I avoid cereal because it turns me into a sloth who just wants to lay about playing Bricks n’ Balls all day. As such, my hellbound sinners, I have been unable to get my hands on… Read more

October 2, 2018

Content warning: This post contains screenshots of horrible, horrible language and words I would never use myself. If you find you are easily upset by language, perhaps click back and come back for my next post. I’ll love you just the same. So, I have this folder on my Google drive. It’s full of screenshots of comments from religious folk over the years. These are the most noteworthy comments. They’re either hilariously funny, complete nonsense or they’re terribly rude. Often… Read more

September 26, 2018

Stanley “Tookie” Williams was a founding member of the West Side Crips, one of the most notorious gangs in all of Los Angeles. Otherwise, a man with a promising future in social work, Tookie’s life unravelled in gang culture. He began using hard drugs, losing opportunities because of his ties to the Crips and friends and family left or died or were killed. It took a toll on Tookie, who stayed briefly in a psychiatric ward after a particularly rough… Read more

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