February 19, 2016

Jesus of Nazareth, if he ever existed, was supposedly crucified by the Romans and then placed in a tomb which was then found empty three days later. But modern Biblical scholar Bart Ehrman has shown that it was improbable that Jesus would have been buried after crucifixion. “What normally happened to a criminal’s body”, says Ehrman, “is that it was left to decompose and serve as food for scavenging animals.” Read more

January 29, 2016

Some favorite tweets gathered as last night’s GOP Debate entertained the nation, for better or for worse. Read more

January 25, 2016

“God is dead! And we have killed him,” cried Nietzsche’s madman. This proclamation was a warning to modern society regarding the implications for morality if God-as-supreme-law-giver was abandoned. Without God, thought Nietzsche, the moral ideals of mercy, love, self-sacrifice, and privileging neighbor over oneself did not have a solid foundation. Society needed to realize the consequences of trying to create a moral system without appealing to an all-powerful divine being who could be the basis for such  system. A god-as-supreme-law-giver… Read more

January 21, 2016

On Tuesday, Ben Carson sent a message out to his supporters (or at least the addresses on his email list), and then launched a subsequent cheesy campaign, referencing a lawsuit in Ohio challenging the appearance of the current national motto, In God We Trust, on our nation’s currency.  He labeled the plaintiffs as “a group of liberal, atheist progressives,” seemingly using those words as something derogatory, whereas most who fit that category would wear it as a badge of honor, especially in terms… Read more

January 2, 2016

They would call me an atheist if I was honest about what I think. To be clear, it’s not that I’m dishonest or disingenuous in my speech; but more like I simply don’t present my views in full. And it’s not that I remain silent in conversations; I regularly voice my doubts and make people quite frustrated with me. You might ask, “So what’s with all this cloak and dagger business?” Simply put, I’m an atheist attending a Christian college…. Read more

December 31, 2015

For a film that touts itself as portraying the resurrection story through the eyes of a nonbeliever, its marketers appear to be shielding the public’s own eyes from the thoughts of those same skeptics. Read more

October 5, 2015

Wait, what? County legislators in the Bible Belt have done it again.  This time, the faithful in Blount County, Tennessee are introducing legislation entitled “Resolution condemning judicial tyranny and petitioning God’s mercy.”  Through this divinely inspired waste of taxpayer money, the authors of this resolution hope to convince God to “pass us by in His Coming Wrath and not destroy our County as He did Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring cities.”  I wish I was creative enough to make… Read more

September 15, 2015

If you didn’t know I spoke at this year’s PA State Atheist/Humanist Conference this past weekend, then you’re either not following me on Facebook or Twitter, or just plain not paying attention, so shame on you!  On a serious note, the conference was an overwhelming success, concluding in a service project where these godless heathens with zero sense of morality not only packed over 30,000 meals for the homeless, but raised enough money to pay for all of them (thoroughly detailed in… Read more

August 3, 2015

The US Senate voted tonight to discard proposed legislation to remove federal funding from Planned Parenthood, a non-profit organization who assists Americans with family planning and health care services, including birth control and abortions.  GOP politicians are foaming at the mouth after videos have surfaced allegedly proving that Planned Parenthood is selling fetal body parts.  While various claims made by The Center for Medical Progress, the agency who released the videos, have been debunked, Republicans and their Christian Right comrades have been moving… Read more

July 7, 2015

“The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being” That’s the message that was quickly churned out from Mike Huckabee’s campaign for President in the form of a graphic that was shared by thousands over Facebook and other social media sites, following the Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality.  Huckabee, the candidate of choice thus far in polling of the Christian Right, is boldly asserting that the rules of his religion trump the laws of the United States, and… Read more

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