A Blue Bath Mat and a Road to Atheism

By Word Goddess (@Word_Goddess on Instagram) I could hear the TV and voices from the other room. Oh great, my roommates had invited a few friends over and they sat in the living room of my first apartment talking, laughing, and eating pizza. There they were, without a care in the world in the front room, as I was kneeled on the floor in the … Continue reading A Blue Bath Mat and a Road to Atheism

Pumpkin Pies, Silent Nights, Holiday Greetings and an Atheist

By Word Goddess Ever since I was a kid I have always loved the holiday season. Since realizing I was an atheist, that hasn’t changed a thing-not in the way I celebrate those holidays or how I do things this time of year, except a god doesn’t play a part in any of it. Let’s be honest, though, the best parts of the holidays have … Continue reading Pumpkin Pies, Silent Nights, Holiday Greetings and an Atheist

No One is Coming to Save You: How Atheism Made Me Want to Be a Better Person

By Word Goddess I remember the day when I finally realized that there might not be a god. I was in my bedroom and just had finished watching Julia Sweeney’s monologue “Letting Go of God.” Mind you, this came after many years of research and study of Christianity and other religions. By this time I had read the bible cover to cover and decided it … Continue reading No One is Coming to Save You: How Atheism Made Me Want to Be a Better Person

My Issue With The Virgin Mary’s Virginity

By Word Goddess (@Word_Goddess on Instagram) The immediate question I get from a person who finds out that I’m atheist, besides a horror stricken face, is “What led you to the conclusion of atheism?” I can say without a doubt that this conclusion came from a combination of my own questions, and many years of research and bible study, and it mainly stemmed from the … Continue reading My Issue With The Virgin Mary’s Virginity

Being Terminally Ill When You’re An Atheist

By Andrew J. Rausch Learning that you’re terminally ill is pretty much the worst thing a person can hear. But that’s where I’m at right now. I’m in need of a heart transplant if I’m going to live much longer. Surely everyone can imagine some scenario of what my struggle is like, but I believe it’s an even tougher road to hoe for someone who … Continue reading Being Terminally Ill When You’re An Atheist

Ken Ham Is a Big Bad Ogre: Why I Don’t Feel Bad About Ark Encounter

After recently reading an article by Tracey Moody from the Friendly Atheist about Ken Ham and his “Ark  Encounter,” I was motivated to share the following response on her post.  Click the link below to read Tracey’s article if you like. My response is directly below the link. Ken Ham Isn’t a Big Bad Ogre: Why I Feel Bad About Ark Encounter I don’t care … Continue reading Ken Ham Is a Big Bad Ogre: Why I Don’t Feel Bad About Ark Encounter

Taking a Stand Against Religious Bullies

Taking a Stand Against Religious Bullies Here’s my take on the whole issue of people wanting or defending the “right” to discriminate against the LGBT community, including my take on the businesses and celebrities who are deciding not to do business with those who wish to discriminate against others. I’m going to use an analogy of children on a playground, playing with a ball; which … Continue reading Taking a Stand Against Religious Bullies

C**k-Blocked by Jesus

By Andrew J. Rausch This past year was filled with unexpected twists and turns in my life, from my spending a month in a coma and nearly dying to my wife of eight years deciding to call it quits on our marriage. So I’ve vowed to make 2016 a better year than the previous one. That would, of course, ideally entail finding a nice girl … Continue reading C**k-Blocked by Jesus

Atheism is Not a Religion

At some point, I plan to break down the many myths about atheism; but for today, I’m going to focus on one huge myth:  Atheism is a religion.  Of course, we know it’s not, but this recently became a hot topic when a Pittsburg, Kansas post office was required to take down a “God Bless America” sign (click here to read article).  It turns out … Continue reading Atheism is Not a Religion