Atheist and agnostic are not the same, though they are frequently used interchangeably, by theists and atheists, which leads to confusion and unnecessary arguments about definitions. So I’m going to make this easy for us.
We recently inaugurated a man who quite likely will be the worst president the United States has ever seen. Before he even took office he broke campaign promises and told his supporters that he really didn’t mean half of the shit he spewed on the campaign trail. He is narcissistic, thin-skinned, and short tempered. He’s a douche;
As a long-time atheist the phrase “I’ll pray for you” is generally and usually a phrase I disdain. All too often religious people use that phrase the same way Southerners use “bless your heart“. It is a passive aggressive way to tell the other person that they’re hopelessly wrong about whatever theological or philosophical difference you may have.
“President Trump”. It makes my mouth taste funny to say that – like I just had a fork full of liver, boiled okra, and sea urchin all mixed together in a soup of bovine semen. I did not vote for Clinton. I was a Johnson voter in Georgia, and my vote for Johnson did not take anything away from Clinton…
I have been pondering the death of the “Religious Right” for a long time. I guffawed when many who formerly decried the Mormon church as a cult quickly changed their tune to support Mitt Romney. After they were unable to get one of the 11 candidates that more suited their world and theological views, and in a last gasp effort…
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Mississippi has joined the “religious freedom” club by passing a bill that is called (predictably) anti LGBT legislation. And, once again, y’all are getting wrong.
Touted as the anti-LGBT bill, GA House Bill 757 – a bill allegedly designed to protect religious freedom in Georgia (religious freedom is under attack??) – is misunderstood by its supporters and detractors. Businesses are threatening to boycott or leave the state if it passes. The NFL has said “no Superbowl in Georgia” if it passes. The hue and cry…
I am a Free Speech absolutist. The only time speech should be regulated or restricted is when the expression infringes on someone else’s rights and liberties. The old, “You can’t yell ‘Fire’ in a crowded theater”, scenario. This extends largely to any form of personal expression – be it protest, music, art, blog posts, whatever.
A co-worker’s wife is dying. “Sam’s” wife has been battling cancer for at least as long as I’ve been working here (a bit over 2 years). Sam is truly one of the most genuine and friendly people I’ve ever met, and the courage and strength he, his wife, and their young daughter have shown during this battle is amazing.