Power to the People?

By Trey Boggs “January 20th, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.” These words were spoken by President Trump during his inauguration and many would agree they were music to the nation’s ears. But for those of us who have been watching him closely, the contradictions between his words and actions mean that his promises to serve everyday … Continue reading Power to the People?

Our President: Skeptic/Conspiracy Theorist

By Guest Writer Trey Boggs You have a sharp body ache that persists for days until you decide it is finally time to do something about it.  Before visiting the doctor, you do what many people do; Google what the issue may be.  Google has given you a lot of information, and you think you know the problem, but realize visiting the doctor is the … Continue reading Our President: Skeptic/Conspiracy Theorist

MYTH 3: It Takes Faith to be an Atheist – (Refuting 30 Common Myths About Atheism

I’ve occasionally heard  believers make the silly arguments that “It takes more faith to be an atheist than to believe in God,” or, “I just don’t have enough faith to be an atheist.” This type of deflection seems to be an attempt at reverse-psychology, and is used to make it appear as though atheists are just as guilty as theists are of believing things without any valid evidence, or contrary … Continue reading MYTH 3: It Takes Faith to be an Atheist – (Refuting 30 Common Myths About Atheism

Trump Continues the Republican Goal of Privatizing America by Nominating Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

By guest writer Daniel Miller, author of blog Shots Fired Donald Trump garnered support from millions of voters because he promised to “drain the swamp,” which, according to him, meant he was going to end the systemic corruption in our government and finally allow the slowly-but-surely deteriorating middle class the fair and balanced treatment they deserve. I have had talks with Trump supporters about this topic, … Continue reading Trump Continues the Republican Goal of Privatizing America by Nominating Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

Myth 2: Atheists Have No Morals – (Refuting 30 Common Myths About Atheism)

The subject of morality can be a confounding argument, as Christians often desire to spend a lot of time focusing where they think morals come from, believing that if they can convince us that morals can only come from their personal god, then we’ll either be convinced that a god must exist, or that we’re incapable of having a “moral compass” without a god’s direction (or … Continue reading Myth 2: Atheists Have No Morals – (Refuting 30 Common Myths About Atheism)

An Interview with Atheist YouTuber EssenceOfThought

By AT Taylor Secular humanist. Atheist. Bisexual. Gender-fluid. Sexual assault survivor. Activist for LGBT+ issues. Peter/Ethel Thurston isn’t easily defined by any single label, and his YouTube channel EssenceOfThought is both an exploration of human curiosity and a platform to combat pseudo-science and anti-intellectualism from both the secular and religious worlds. Having already faced his fair share of criticism and scorn for standing up for … Continue reading An Interview with Atheist YouTuber EssenceOfThought

MYTH 1: Atheists hate God – (Refuting 30 Common Myths About Atheism)

Let’s just start with the (maybe not so) obvious fact that atheists don’t believe any gods exist, so we can’t possibly hate something we don’t even think is real. Still, some people insist that atheists “hate God” or even claim that we know God actually exists, but we’re just in denial. This assertion by theists is false and dishonest on many levels, especially considering we … Continue reading MYTH 1: Atheists hate God – (Refuting 30 Common Myths About Atheism)

Introduction: Refuting 30 Common Myths About Atheism

At times, it can seem overwhelming to attempt to refute the many myths and misconceptions about atheism. Atheists are unfairly slapped with the labels of being immoral, untrustworthy, and directionless, with some polls claiming that atheists are the least-trusted group in America, even below rapists and people observing non-Christian religions. These negative perceptions of atheists are without warrant, but fortunately, reality provides us bountiful evidence to … Continue reading Introduction: Refuting 30 Common Myths About Atheism

An Interview with Skepticon Founder Lauren Lane

By AT Taylor In 2008 Lauren Lane and JT Eberhard organized the first Skepticon event in Springfield, Missouri, not quite knowing what kind of reaction to expect. In 2016, she’ll kick off Skepticon 9 on November 11, which will feature a roster of guest speakers including Greta Christina, Jerry DeWitt, Victor Harris, Benny Vimes, Rebecca Watson, and Dr. Jennifer Raff. Although JT has moved on to … Continue reading An Interview with Skepticon Founder Lauren Lane

A Rare Nugget of Truth From Trump

It’s nice to finally hear the truth about Trump’s tax returns from his own son (although we already knew why he doesn’t want to release them). Basically, they just don’t want his returns to be scrutinized! Imagine that! And the obvious reason isn’t because it would take away from Trump’s message as his son, Donald Jr., implies (how would the sharing of your financials distract … Continue reading A Rare Nugget of Truth From Trump