Jack Vance

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What One Woman Taught Me About Sexual Harassment

I was beginning my second year of college and still trying to decide on a major. My interests were too broad, but I had narrowed them down a bit by …

Sexual Harassment

When Christians Burned Things They Feared

One of the many nice things about living in an unincorporated rural area is that some of the laws are a bit more relaxed than they'd be in town. …

Time I

Preparing for the April 23 Rapture

I don't like saying goodbye, and I've never been particularly good at it. Problem is, I've just learned that "the Rapture" is taking place on April …

Loneliness

Vigilantism to Punish Others

A guy in Minnesota is facing a felony count of damage to property after he allegedly damaged over 100 vehicles by spreading nails on the road outside …

Vigilantism

Reproductive Freedom

I started to write this as a response to a comment I received a while ago on Atheist Revolution's Facebook page, but I figured it made more sense to …

Feminism

Losing Friends Over Atheism

Have you lost friends because you are an atheist? I have, and I suspect that this is not an uncommon experience. I've been fortunate in that most of …

Religion

The Pain of Atheist Teens

At the outset, I think it is important to acknowledge that many atheist teenagers are perfectly happy, well-adjusted, and living with supportive …

Mental Health

David Silverman Fired by American Atheists

American Atheists fired <b>David Silverman</b>, the organization's long-serving President, following a brief investigation into multiple complaints they …

Atheism

Publicizing Atheist Holidays

There are a large number of atheist/skeptical/secular "holidays" I've never heard of that I seem to learn about every year a day or two before they …

Religion

A Brief Review of Jeepers Creepers (2001)

As far as horror flicks go, Jeepers Creepers (2001) is an odd one. The first time I saw it, I was on the edge of my seat for the first 20 minutes or …

Horror

The Point of Atheist Invocations

Invocation by Gustave Doré. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)<p>We have seen the following scenario countless times. The Christians who run a local government …

The Moral Inferiority of Atheists

When I was a child being indoctrinated into Christianity, I don't remember anyone explicitly telling me that I was morally superior to atheists …

Religion

Atheists and the Alt-Right

I imagine that it must be awfully frustrating at times to be a humanist in a sea of atheists. You recognize that atheism is distinct from humanism, …

Religion

What is Your Religion?

Atheism is not a religion. And so, it really isn't an appropriate response to "What's your religion?" If someone asks you this question, and you say …

Religion

Alternative Social Media Platforms

I have been spending a little bit of my free time over the last several months exploring places on the Internet that I am still not sure what to …

Social Media

A Political Movement Among the Youth

Maybe Republican candidates should be worried about the youth movement, as Ted McLaughlin (Jobsanger) suggests. Many do not hold favorable attitudes …

Bernie Sanders

Too Busy for Zombie Jesus This Year

I've been too damn busy with work lately, and I'm not happy about it. It is always bad this time of year, but I don't remember it being this bad. …

Walking

Improve Your Life Through Jesus

No, this is not some kind of early April Fool's joke. I am aware of the approaching date, but this post was prompted by an advertisement from a local …

Creepy Men at Atheist Conventions

For the purpose of this post, let's pretend that you belong to an atheist, humanist, or skeptic group of some sort in your local community. The group …

Humanism

Easter on April Fools' Day

I'm not crazy about this whole Easter falling on April 1 thing this year. It seems like many atheists are taking great pleasure in the two holidays …

April Fools' Day

Does It Matter Whether Trump Had an Affair?

Credibility can be difficult to assess, especially when we find ourselves working with little information aside from gut feelings and brief sound …

Donald Trump

Declining Biblical Literalism in the U.S.

You know Gallup, the polling group, right? Back in May of 2017, they reported that 24% of Americans believe that the "holy" bible is the literal word …

Faith

Jesus Found in North Carolina Pizza Hut

Stories like this one out of North Carolina piss me off. A man breaks into a Pizza Hut restaurant and then calls 911 claiming to be Jesus Christ. And …

Pizza Hut

Your Beliefs Are Not Sacred to Me

Many Christians seem to think that their religious beliefs deserve respect, even from those of us who do not share these beliefs. "You don't have to …

Religion

Disclosing One's Identity: Atheist or Christian

Photo by Joe Mabel, via Wikimedia Commons<br>At a party, you meet someone for the first time. You know nothing about her except her name and what little …

Religion

How to Reduce the Political Outrage in Your Twitter Timeline

If you are a Twitter user like me who has tired of the constant Trump-related outrage filling your timeline every day, I've got some good news for …

Social Media

Motivated Reasoning as a Barrier to Rationality

Leibniz's diagrammatic reasoning. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Many freethinkers, skeptics, and atheists strive to embrace reason and to follow the …

Critical Thinking

A Brief Review of Get Out (2017)

As is my tendency, I somehow managed to see Get Out (2017) without having read any spoilers beforehand. Going into it, all I had heard was that it …

Horror

Godless Mom Moves to Patheos

Atheist blog consolidation recently claimed another victim. Godless Mom has moved her blog to the Patheos blog network. She can now be found at …

Religion

Atheists Just Don't Understand Prayer

"That's not how prayer works!" "God is not a genie!" "You atheists are mocking something you don't understand. You just don't understand prayer!" …

Faith