Category Archive: Atheism

Aug 07

Talking about harassment at work

Just so everyone knows, I started a new job at the prison as a Corrections Officer (CO). It probably doesn’t surprise anyone that the overwhelming majority of new trainees are men. Even more so that there are even fewer women CO’s that have been there for a long time. I won’t say it is in …

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Aug 13

Treading water

Yesterday Jarreg and I were talking in the car. Today’s post is borne out of that conversation, and I apologize if the the ideas feel a little rough. I haven’t fleshed them out as much as I want too. Nonetheless, we amble carelessly into some shaky territory to discuss this movement. There is something I …

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Jul 16

Camp Quest

In about a week my son will be headed for the second time to Camp Quest of the Smoky Mountains. Last year he had a wonderful time despite being incredibly nervous about heading off to away camp for the first time in his life. If you have no clue what Camp Quest is let me …

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Jul 05

My Atheism

I thought I could get away with leaving information like this out of this blog. I wasn’t expecting any of our audience to be uninformed on these subjects. So for those who don’t already know… My Position Regarding the Existence of God(s) I do not believe in the existence of any deity. I do not …

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Jun 27

Because I am an atheist

This is my submission to Crommunist’s Because I am an atheist series and has has full permission to reprint on his website. Because I am an atheist: I am more moral.  The confidence that I was doing “god’s work” kept me blind to the harm I caused with my religion. I believed the “hate the …

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Jun 21

Are harassment policies “sex negative”

Short answer: No, harassment policies are sex neutral at worst and sex positive at best. I probably need to explain some things before that makes sense. Sex positivity is, by any sensible definition, not simply “yay, sex is awesome.” It’s far more complicated than that. Sex positivity is a view that considers sex, and sex …

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Jun 18

Not a safe space

Back from a much needed vacation and ready to write a short post. Yesterday I read the transcript of the Great Penis Debate translated by the wonderful Kate Donovan. I didn’t have time to watch and I am always grateful for transcripts because I have hearing loss in one of my ears. One thing that …

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May 21

Why I drew Mo

Yesterday was Draw Mohammad Day. I drew and posted this picture on Twitter:                           I could think of a ton of reasons not to draw Mohammad yesterday. The death threats being at the top of the list, the lack of artistic skill being …

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Apr 24

I gotta disagree

I hate it when I disagree with people I admire. I never know exactly how they will take it. I also have to wonder if I am wrong. So I end up mulling, thinking it through and figuring out where I stand. I did that and now I am ready to say, “I got to …

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Mar 30

Ruthless tactics on the part of the faithful

I get tired of Christians. So far in the past week we have seen kidnappings*: Teenagers at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Middletown, Pa., were surprised when they attended a youth group meeting at the church on March 21 and were ambushed by what seemed to be real kidnappers. Adults, including an …

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