On October 1, 2017 someone opened fire on the audience at a country music concert in Las Vegas killing (as of this post) 58 people and injuring over 500 more. This is the largest mass shooting in the US. The concert venue was littered with the dead and the dying. People panicked. Considering the nature […]
In which we talk about Drake – again
I blame my high school AP English teacher for instilling in me an insistence for the use of proper grammar and vocabulary. Because of him I am one of those assholes that will correct a your/you’re/yore or there/their/they’re post. But this post isn’t really about that. It is about the misuse of some rather important […]
I’m on the internet a lot – a whole lot. Like — all day a lot. I read a lot of stuff on the internet – from articles about best practices for organic search optimization, to how to get big budget photos with low budget gear, to the latest news from the Middle East, to […]
What exactly does the 3rd of the 10 Commandments mean when it says, “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain”? When I was growing up I was taught that meant “don’t cuss”. “God damn” is, I was taught, taking God’s name in vain. That phrase seems to still be […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]