An Exercise in Relative Moral Reasoning

PART ONE Let us suppose that there are two rival leaders of an empire: Jerrod and Seth. Jerrod is currently in power and Seth spends...

Dear God, Please Explain Genocide

Lately, I have been reading about the genocide in Rwanda that occurred in the 1990s.  It has been a bit like reading about how...

There’s Only One Reason Your Cat Doesn’t Eat You

Despite dramatic social changes that have taken place in the United States over the last several generations, Christianity continues to hold a position of...

“Did God Make Grass?”

A while back I was smugly congratulating myself on a few choice victories in the secular parenting arena.  First was my 5-year-old daughter’s emerging...

Nothing New in the Ladies’ Room

Photo credit: Janet Mock - transgender woman | Long before the discussion concerning laws that allow transgenders into the women's restrooms, wearing their dresses and...

Trump Stumps Reporter Using Math

Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey Reporter: Mr. Trump, can you please tell the American people, what is 2 + 2? Donald Trump: I have to say a...

Setting the Record Straight

Those who follow my facebook page may have seen my recent post in which I rattled off a list of things that are true – as in, are fully established facts or are overwhelmingly supported by all available evidence. Being … Continue reading

Ten Things I Really Wish Atheists Would Stop Doing

I confess: Usually when I read articles by atheists criticizing other atheists, I feel annoyed and maybe a little betrayed. “Why,” I ask myself, “are we picking on each other for atheism-ing wrong when we should be calling out public … Continue reading

Ten Contradictions Theists Just Can’t Stop Making

Talking with theists about religion sometimes – and by sometimes I mean almost always – feels like Groundhog Day,  a painful and monotonous slog...

Putting Thought Into Critical Thinking

When I first discovered atheist discussion groups online, I was thrilled.  Finally, it seemed I would have a chance to talk with like-minded people...