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Concrete Christianspeak

Parking at work is sometimes a challenge. It is not uncommon for me to have to walk a bit between where I park and the building in which I work. While walking from my car into the building where I work, I had to cross a street. As IShow More Summary

Christian Privilege in Day-Care

What if you were a restaurant owner and you learned that Christian-owned restaurants are exempt from health inspections? While you have to maintain rigorous health and safety standards in order to pass surprise governmental inspections, restaurants owned and operated by Christians had no such requirements. Show More Summary

Who has the Burden of Proof?

In Who has the Burden of Proof? Atheism vs. Theism, Austin Cline (ThoughtCo) provides an outstanding discussion of something every atheist (and every religious believer) should understand. Atheism (i.e., a lack of belief in gods) is the default position, the place from which everyone begins. Show More Summary

Expanding Buffer With Evergreen Content: A Review of Hiplay

I use Buffer for most of my social media activity. By scheduling tweets, Facebook posts, and the like to go out at specified times, I am able to get my content in front of people when they are most likely to be using these various platforms. Show More Summary

Highlighting Christian Extremism to Stimulate Thought About Christian Beliefs

If significant numbers of atheists with large platforms for spreading their views consistently used their platforms to spread hate, bigotry, or assorted nonsense that was detrimental to society, I would expect many religious people to call attention to them. Show More Summary

A Visit to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

I visited the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in December, a couple weeks after it opened. I had little idea what to expect since all I really knew about it was that our "stable genius" of a president had generated some controversy by his recent visit. Show More Summary

Changed My Mind About the Religious Tax Exemption

When I write about topics such as reason, freethought, critical thinking, being open-minded, and/or the importance of acknowledging that we could be wrong about anything, I am often asked something along the lines of the following question:Can...Show More Summary

Overcoming the Atheist Divides

Atheism and the City brings news that the Atheist Conference, planned to take place in New York City this summer, has been canceled. Among the reasons for the cancellation were the deep divisions among atheists (e.g., pro-SJW atheists vs. Show More Summary

We Can Do Better Than Oprah

Since the Golden Globes where she evidently delivered an impressive speech, social media has been buzzing about the possibility of Oprah Winfrey running for president as a Democrat in 2020. On Twitter and Facebook, I have seen countless...Show More Summary

Who Will the Democrats Run in 2020?

Last September, The Washington Post ranked those they considered to be the "top 15 possible Democratic nominees" for 2020 (see The top 15 possible 2020 Democratic nominees, ranked). They updated their rankings in December with what I assume was the intent of showing who's gaining ground and who's losing it. Show More Summary

Intercessory Prayer and the Nature of Belief

Mary Magdalene, in a dramatic 19th-century popular image of penitence painted by Ary Scheffer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Intercessory prayer, not to be confused with imprecatory prayer, refers to Christians praying on behalf of others. Show More Summary

If Prayer Worked...

When someone claims that prayer works, the first thing we should ask is what the speaker means by "works" in this context. If I say that prayer works because engaging in prayer makes me feel better, I may be right to claim that it works.Of course, this is not usually what the religious claim. Show More Summary

Christian Extremists Exploit Tragedies for Personal Gain

I was relieved to learn that I did not know anybody who was killed or injured in the train derailment that happened last month near Tacoma, WA. Having lived in the area for several years, it occurs to me that it would not have been much of a stretch to learn that someone I knew was hurt in this tragic incident. Show More Summary

What's the Point of Learning About Atheism?

I had an odd interaction with someone on social media I wanted to share. It happened over a month ago, but that is okay because the only detail worth sharing is not the kind of thing I could forget. I had shared a link to this post on Twitter, and someone responded by asking what the point was of learning anything about atheism. Show More Summary

Taking a Blogging Break

I don't believe I have taken a planned break from blogging for more than a few days since October of 2015. And if that's true, it is quite pathetic. I know it is important to take breaks to stay fresh and prevent feeling burned out; however, this has always been a clear case where knowing it and bringing myself to do it are not the same thing. Show More Summary

Good Enough

Until a few days ago, I had a medium-size rear projection TV. I don't remember when I bought it, but I am confident that it was more than 12 years ago. It was never big enough for the room I had it in, especially because I stupidly set up the furniture so that the seating position would have been too far away even for a TV with a much larger screen. Show More Summary

Jesus Expects Fireworks?

Fireworks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, one could count on fireworks twice a year. Fireworks were an essential part of many 4th of July celebrations, and many towns would have official fireworks displays on the night of the 4th. Show More Summary

No, This Atheist Does Not Hate Christmas

I've lost count of the number of times I've been accused of hating Christmas. For some people, I guess anyone who chooses not to celebrate a holiday must necessarily hate the holiday. I find this to be quite a stretch.When I hear the word hate, it immediately conjures up two things. Show More Summary

Atheist Revolution's Most Popular Posts of 2017

In pulling together this list of the most popular posts at Atheist Revolution written during 2017, I stuck with the same methodology I've used for the past two years (you can find the 2016 and 2015 year-end posts here). That is, I used Google Analytics to show all posts written during 2017 and sorted them by the number of pageviews. Show More Summary

More Coping Tips for Atheists at Christmas

The holiday season is stressful for many, and so it is no surprise that virtually all of the psychology-related blogs share their suggestions for coping with holiday stress every December. In 2014, I wrote a post called Coping Tips for...Show More Summary

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