Monthly Archives: January 2012

How to Scare the Shit out of Your Kid

“God knows everything, is everywhere and is the more powerful than anything or anyone” – Moms and Dads everywhere Very young children lack the ability to understand the concepts of omnipresence and omnipotence in a way that doesn’t completely scare the shit out of them. Adults, for the most part, have lost the ability to…

Doing The Newtron Dance

“To The Moon, Alice!” – Ralph Kramden Talk about your empty campaign promises. The Fig has ambitions for a permanent, thirteen-thousand member moon colony with regular commercial flights from earth to be used for things like tourism and manufacturing, complete with a “continuous propulsion system” that could take astronauts to Mars. Don’t get me wrong, back in July of…

Shopping With Satan: Grocery Store Evangelists

“Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste. I’ve been around for a long, long year, stole many a mans soul and faith.” – The Rolling Stones Mobility issues make it obvious that I am disabled, which sometimes make me a target for mission-minded evangelicals – especially in the grocery store. If…

The United States Is Not A Christian Nation

I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the  whole American people which declared that their legislature  should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between church and State  -Thomas Jefferson Many of our citizens have little or no understanding of the…

Bigotry Alive and Well in Small Georgia Newspaper

“The proscribing any citizen as unworthy the public confidence by laying upon him an incapacity of being called to offices of trust and emolument unless he profess or renounce this or that religious opinion is depriving him injuriously of those privileges and advantages to which, in common with his fellow citizens, he has a natural…

The Ignorance of Defining Atheism as a Religion

“The most violent element in society is ignorance” – Emma Goldman If I had a dollar for every time a Christian says that atheism is a religion, I’d be a fairly wealthy man. If I added two-bits to that for every time a Christian says that atheism is a belief system, my kids would get…

A Note From A Former Baptist Preacher…

“Fundamentalism isn’t about religion. It’s about power” – Salman Rushdie I was having a conversation with Ernest Perce, a friend of mine who is also an atheist and a fellow State Director for American Atheists, Inc. (Pennsylvania). Like myself, he is also a former minister, and we have a lot in common. We are about…

Santorism: A Frothy Mix of Sharia and Dominionism

“We have civil laws, but our civil laws have to comport with the higher law.” – Rick Santorum The religious, god-bothering batshittery that we are being inundated with by the GOP (Gagging Oblivious Psychopaths) is not a recent upsurge out of seemingly nowhere.  I totally understand the general reaction of “where the hell did these people come…