Innocents: Wheat Kings and Pretty Things

David Milgaard wrongful conviction

This is an ongoing series telling the stories of wrongful convictions in North America. To read more of these stories, please click here. If you have a story of someone wrongfully convicted, or you were yourself and want to talk about it, please email me at mommy@godlessmom.com. See my two previous series on the American

New Common Heathens Episode! Guns, Gambling & Gripes!

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We’re back! Your fave Aussie and the most foul mouthed Canadian mom are back and this time we’re discussing guns. Eeek. Yeah, it’s one of those powder keg issues but Oz and I have never really been known to shy away from the scary shit. Later today, we’ll be releasing a pretty short clip of

At Least Now We Know America Is Being Trolled

Donald Trump

I’m a skeptic, folks. You know this about me. There are two types of skeptics, though. The first, is the type that is skeptical about god claims but swallows, hook, line and sinker, just about everything else fed to them so long as it goes along with their comfort zone narrative. The other, is the sort

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Every Atheist Needs: Grace Without God

Katherine Ozment: Grace Without God

As someone who’s never had a religion, I’ve never felt I was missing anything that people insist religion offers. Community, awe, purpose, meaning, tradition and the rest of the endless list religious people are sure can only be cultivated from deep faith and devotion to a supernatural God, are all things I have never felt I

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Here’s a Thing So Many Of You Do, And You Need To Stop

Stop

It never fucking fails. Every time some globally horrifying event takes place, like the recent instances of cop-on-black-man violence, or the Nice attack, people start piping up with their favourite reasons why. “It’s Islam!” “It’s racism!” “It’s American foreign aggression!” “It’s a lack of gun control!” They’re sure they know what caused this tragedy, and

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Ask Mommy: Atheist Grandma, Christian Granddaughter & Causing Doubt

Grandmother

I got this email from a reader, I’m deeply atheist but somehow my daughter “found God” and has my five year old granddaughter brainwashed …. Every time my granddaughter spouts her god talk I tell her “Grandma does not believe in god” and she continues with “why”… This is where you come in. By any chance,

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9 Things Evolution Is NOT

What evolution is not

So, here’s a thing I discovered: Don’t argue with an evolution denier right before bed. You’ll more than likely wake up with a migraine the size of Ken Ham’s ugly. If you’re wondering, that’s slightly smaller than his stupid, and just a tad bigger than his goofy. In any case, I have an evolution headache

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Your Stories of Atheism: When Kids Doubt

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This is an ongoing series featuring your stories of how you came to identify as an atheist. If you want to send me your story, you can submit it here. To read past stories, click here. Here’s a quick story, much like my own, from Jeff: My story is quite brief. I was born a

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Atheist Life Hacks: How To Find Your Soulmate

Pretty in Pink

It was the balmy summer of 1987. Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet was still being overplayed on the radio stations, everyone had seen Pretty in Pink at least forty times, and I needed a new bike. The one I had, I got when I was seven and, embarrassingly, had Strawberry Shortcake emblazoned across its bright

15 Times Atheists Have Been Discriminated Against In North America In The Last 10 Years

Discrimination against atheists

I’ve argued with hundreds of theists by now, who insist discrimination against atheists is not a real thing in the western world. So, I’ve compiled a list for those who still question this, for atheists to use as a reference. Here are 15 instances of atheist discrimination in North America in the last ten years:

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