(Funny) Atheist Football Player

The College Humor site has created some hilarious videos over the years. But I gotta hand it to them for finally nailing a great one around the topic of who sports players should really be giving “thanks” to (instead of to an imaginary god). CollegeHumor’s Favorite Funny Videos Advertisements

But That Was the Old Testament

Originally posted on The Plantlet:
Every person ever to criticize a barbaric passage in Leviticus or Deuteronomy has encountered the same hair-splitting caveat: “but that was the Old Testament.” Here are a few words on why this flippant deflection fails in every respect to exonerate Jewish law or the god behind it. God Doesn’t Change…

Response to Tragedy: God Did It?

There have been many tragic violent incidents in the news lately in the U.S. Just yesterday, a young boy killed Zoe Galasso and wounded four others at school before taking his own life. Apparently, the Washington school shooter had texted lunch table invites to his victims (news story here). These tragic incidents often rile up conservative…

Anger at Religion

It’s been more than 6 months since my full deconversion from believer to unbeliever. Before that day, I stood just outside the door of total unbelief for quite a while. Religion can be quite a prison for the mind and escape can be terribly difficult. It appears that it’s even very remote and/or extremely unlikely for people to…

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Do you believe in God?

At Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA on September 12, 2014, a young boy asks Neil DeGrasse Tyson if he believes in God. The young seeker is no doubt at a very impressionable age, and he identified himself as Catholic. Did Neil treat this question with tact and delicacy? Do you think Neil answered him…

A Few Favorites Videos – They Made an Impact

Over the past 7 years, there have been 100’s of videos that I have watched which were impactful and/or caused me to think about my faith and about religion in general. I get the sense that there are 1000’s of great videos out there, with some that resonate stronger for some than for others. I…

A Son’s Letter to another Mother

My oldest son shared the following letter with me last year. It was written by a sympathetic friend to a mother who was heart-broken over her son’s change of belief and loss of faith. It’s a thoughtful post from an atheist trying to help explain to a Christian mother who asked how to handle the fact that…