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My Thought Evolution on Freedom: Remembering 9/11

Two obvious points: 1) Its been a really long time since I’ve blogged!  2) Obviously, its the 14th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11/2001. I’ll skip the boring and lame reasons for #1 and focus on #2 today.  Every year on 9/11 I feel like I should have something profound to say. I never really […]

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How I learned I’m a Religious Marxist and Other Silly Things

Today, I was told two things about myself I didn’t know (add groan). The first being I’m a Marxist. The second being that since I’m an atheist, I subscribe to a religion. While it’s entirely possible I misunderstood the person’s intent (this was after all a Facebook discussion, which aren’t known for their details and […]

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Defending Truth Can Mean Defending Jesus

Over the past few days, an announcement has been circulating primarily among atheist-focused Facebook pages.  The topic: proof that Jesus never existed according to American Joseph Atwill who will be giving a presentation in Britain this month about his “new discovery” in promotion of his books, no doubt.  As a result, I have found myself […]

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Atheists Can Love the Bible for What It Is

One of my academic and religious studies mentors is someone I’ve never met, or technically studied under.  His name is Dr. Bart Ehrman.  He is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is very respected as a scholar of the Bible and is an early Christian historian. […]

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Ricky Gervais Summarizes My Philosophy Beautifully

A few days ago, Hemant Mehta from the Friendly Atheist posted a link to an interview by CNN’s Piers Morgan of comedian Ricky Gervais, an unapologetic atheist.  I think it so perfectly highlights the beauty of leaving religion, that I wanted to share it with you all.  You can view the full interview at the […]

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Fighting Magic with My Word Sword

In my recent post “Disagreement Does Not Equal Intolerance” some readers called me out on what seemed to be a contradiction in my message. While the contradiction was unintended, I can understand why it was interpreted in such a way. Such is one of the reasons I have this blog… to tidy up my writing […]

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