June 22, 2019

There was a congressional hearing on the topic of reparations on Wednesday. This post isn’t about that congressional hearing, that’s just a neat thing that people should know about if they didn’t already hear about it. No, this post is about what happened before that. Specifically, it’s about what Senator and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said during a news conference after being asked about the topic of reparations on Tuesday the 18th. And… yikes. The video is only a… Read more

June 20, 2019

This is a disclaimer because the subject matter being discussed today is capable of evoking strong feelings in some. I have a feeling I’m gonna know what some readers of this article were thinking when they clicked on it. I bet some people came in here ready for a spicy take regarding Bladensburg. Some atheists were probably a bit excited to read that. Some Christians came in here ready to disagree vigorously with someone who they imagined was an anti-theist…. Read more

June 11, 2019

Tate Reeves, Mississippi’s Lieutenant Governor and one of the candidates who is running to become Mississippi’s next governor in an election later this year, is afraid of American values. Specifically, he’s afraid of a diversity of thought. This is why he’s lashed out against a range of secular groups for rightfully criticizing license plates in Mississippi that state the nation’s motto, “In God we trust”. It’s worth noting that in Mississippi if you want to get other license plates you… Read more

May 16, 2019

There are ghouls in office, and many of them make and help pass laws. In case you’re wondering, I’m actually not talking about the presidency. I’m talking about the people in state-level legislative chambers, those with real power and the ability to pass legislation that directly and immediately impacts people. Sadly we tend to ignore these people. And that matters a lot, because their power is real and immediate. By ignoring them and letting them fester in the dark, we… Read more

February 10, 2019

In North Carolina, news headlines describe the tense state of emotions for some Hispanic & Latin-American people and families throughout the state. Immigrant rights groups have spoken out and spoken up in defense of immigrants statewide as immigration officials make aggressive moves that make some immigrants hesitant to go out. Though some elected officials such as the chairman of the Democratic Party of North Carolina, Wayne Goodwin, some sheriffs, and state level legislators have spoken out, many politicians including all… Read more

January 29, 2019

Cinema Libre reached out to me and asked me to review their new documentary Jihadists. It’s a powerful and moving film that documents the actions and lives of members of Islamic extremist groups in Northern Africa. This is a review of a documentary. More information about the documentary can be found here. If you’re tempted to go and watch the documentary yourself I will say this: it’s an important subject, the documentary is fantastic, but there is disturbing content and… Read more

October 23, 2018

Today has been a rollercoaster of a day but I am very excited to announce that like many young professionals I now own a website. I spent a lot of time over the weekend working on it and it is very rough but it’s mine and I’m proud of it. Creating this website was something I did over the course of the last few weeks little by little until this weekend where I poured a lot of time and energy into… Read more

October 20, 2018

This is a book review. It’s unusual because it’s a book review I wasn’t asked to do and of a book that wasn’t really aimed at me as a secular humanist: Reconcile. Reconcile is a book by famed Mennonite Christian peace scholar and professor John Paul Lederach. It explores a biblical perspective on conflict transformation and reconciliation and as a secular humanist who is a conflict worker and wants to be a peacebuilder, I decided to check it out myself… Read more

October 19, 2018

This post owes its existence to a tweet posted by Daniel Jose Camacho and the conversation that that tweet caused. Reading the tweet caused me to remember the idea of the role of “the forgotten man” or the “forgotten voters” in politics and in the 2016 election. I dislike this idea in a vacuum but I recognize that for many people who voted in the 2016 election it was one of the reasons why they voted the way they did…. Read more

October 17, 2018

Today is the inaugural celebration of International Pronoun Day. International Pronoun Day is a brand new celebration dedicated to as one might guess encouraging people to make the sharing of personal pronouns commonplace. It’s a perfectly nice celebration that should in no way be controversial, yet there are plenty of people who for reasons that escape me not only don’t want to participate but also feel entitled to let people know they won’t be celebrating and want to mock people who… Read more

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