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Embracing Christian Extremism to Fight Islamic Extremism

I don't think that the optimal strategy for dealing with the threat posed by Islamic extremism (i.e., Islamism and jihadism) is to double-down on Christian extremism and establish a Christian theocracy. Secularism strikes me as a far more desirable solution than attempting to replace one form of religious extremism with another. Show More Summary

Republican Health Care: Is This the Best We Can Do?

However close we might have come to having a real debate over health care in the U.S., it seems that it may soon be over. In yet another reminder that elections have consequences no matter how poor voter turnout may be, the Republican side of the debate has all but won. Show More Summary

Rituals I Miss

By John Snyder [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons I haven't smoked a cigarette in over 20 years. Every once in awhile, I suddenly experience a craving to do so. This always surprises me because there is very little I miss about smoking.I don't miss the taste or how it made my clothes smell. Show More Summary

Dismissing Calls for Civility as Privilege

There have been quite a few articles like this one from The Clarion-Ledger appearing across various media outlets lately. I've seen several over the past couple weeks. It seems that even Ted Nugent got in on the action. Of course, it isn't like these public appeals for civility are anything new. Show More Summary

Democratic Infighting

I had CNN on for about 30 seconds tonight. That was about 30 seconds too long. But seriously, I'm glad it happened. It was on just long enough for me to hear one of their pundits say that even if Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff wins...Show More Summary

Atheist Groups Doing More Than Atheism

I think that one of the main problems with trying to establish any sort of atheist community, from a small group of people who meet face-to-face to a large coalition who gather online online, is that atheism is virtually content-free. Show More Summary

A Well-Rounded Approach to Obtaining News From Reputable Sources

This image comes from Vanessa Otero and can be found on her website. It is becoming clear to me that it is no longer possible to get all of one's news from any single source and feel like one is not only not missing anything but that one is getting reasonably accurate information. Show More Summary

Why Were There No Guns at the Republican Baseball Practice?

By MarkTraceur (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons The recent shooting of Republican members of Congress and their staffers at a public park in Alexandria, VA, raises many troubling questions. Was the shooter motivated by...Show More Summary

Voting for an Evangelical Christian

I have a few quick thoughts about Mark I. Pinsky's recent post for Religion News Service, "Can an evangelical, progressive Democrat succeed in Florida?" Although I find some of his claims to be far-fetched, I think it is worth considering...Show More Summary

Atheism is Not Synonymous With Liberalism

When faced with inaccurate criticism or bizarre accusations from strangers online, it can be difficult to know how (or if) one should respond. It can sometimes be hard to tell whether what one is hearing is sincere and warrants a thoughtful response or is little more than trolling (hint: it is often trolling). Show More Summary

Thoughts on the Anti-Sharia Demonstrations

By Matt57 - Own work, Public Domain, Link I was asked what I thought of the recent anti-Sharia demonstrations. And since the person posing the question clearly wanted something more than a flippant "not much" sort of response, I figured I'd provide one. Show More Summary

Critical Self-Examination Among Atheists

I came across a thought-provoking post by Godless Mama, and although I've already shared it across many of my social media accounts, I wanted to give it an added boost by writing about it here. The post, A Crisis of Lack of Faith, is one that she appears to have written with some reluctance about how it would be received. Show More Summary

Brief Reflections on the Comey Testimony

By FBI, Public Domain, Link Regardless of whether you had the luxury of taking time off work yesterday to watch former FBI Director James Comey's testimony live or had to settle for watching clips interspersed with...Show More Summary

Liberals Need Allies to Win Elections

Michael Tomasky's recent article in The Atlantic is a must-read for liberals in the U.S. who would like to win some elections in the future. He takes on the question of what we have learned from our recent high-profile losses that could help us moving forward. Show More Summary

50th Anniversary of Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' Sounds Fantastic

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released a few years before I was born, but it was one of the albums I heard most often during my early childhood. It was (and still is) one of my parents' favorites. It also had the distinction...Show More Summary

An Even Greater Threat Than Radical Islam

More terrorist attacks, this time in London. First, a van hit pedestrians. Then three men exited the van and stabbed a number of people before being shot by police. According to one eyewitness, the men shouted "this is for Allah" as they stabbed their victims.Responses varied. Show More Summary

A Brief Review of the Green Inferno

What is the worst thing one can say about a horror movie? Saying that it was not scary comes to mind as one possibility. A horror movie that does not deliver on the scares might not be worth watching. But I think there might be an even more damning criticism: the movie was boring. Show More Summary

Ignoring Climate Change for Jesus

Shortly before President Trump announced that he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement today, Hemant Mehta (Friendly Atheist) brought us the story of Erick Erickson, a conservative who wants us to know that he doesShow More Summary

Trust in the Mainstream News Media is Relative

I do not have complete and unquestioning trust in the mainstream news media as an institution or in any specific news media publication, channel, or outlet. All the major players have made high-profile mistakes that we know about. Some...Show More Summary

Being an Open Atheist in the Bible Belt

An earlier version of this post appeared on the Mississippi Atheists blog in 2011. It has been revised to make it somewhat more applicable to a wider audience, and the links have been updated.We know there are atheists in Mississippi and throughout the U.S. Show More Summary

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