Atheist Life Hacks: Putting The Fear Of God Into A Mexican Cabbie


If there’s one thing I cannot stand, it’s people telling me how dangerous Mexico is. Especially people who’ve either never been there, or only visited in the reclusive, fenced off all-inclusives that have nothing to do with real Mexico. Every time I head back to visit the town I lived in for two straight years,

Deepak Chopra, Oprah and a Challenge That Has No Hoprah


Oddly, the two people in the public eye that I cannot stand the most are Chopra and Oprah. The fact that Oprah and Chopra rhyme with each other would likely trigger Chopra to insist it’s no coincidence, that it’s Oprah’s quantum field tickling souls or some shit. Oprah and Chopra, Chopra and Oprah. The world

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Atheists: Do You Apologize For The Religious?

Ernie Chambers on the Mafia

Last Wednesday, I peeled myself off the beach in Playa Del Carmen to trudge to the corner store for some cold beers and a couple of Fantas for the kids. On the way back, as I crossed La Quinta (the main tourist strip in Playa), a Catholic procession made it’s way down the road. I

Every Atheist Needs: Tierra De Animales

Mom and pup

As you may or may not know, I’ve been in Mexico for the past two weeks. My family and I used to live there, my son was born there and my brother just got married there. We traveled down to attend the wedding. I moved back to Canada about 5 years ago. When I lived

Guest Post: Bridging The Chasm

GM Note: This is a guest post from Blake Seidler who is gentle with people but ruthless with ideas. You can follow him on Twitter: @BlakeSeidler. If you would like to guest blog on, please contact me. According to 2011 polling, roughly three-quarters of atheists in the UK were once religious. I suspect that this proportion would only

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Your Stories of Atheism: Three Teens Find The Truth On Their Own

Scumbag God

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. This first one is from Lindsay: I was raised a Christian and spent many Sunday mornings at church. I sang the

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An Atheist On Activism, Human Rights & Getting To Know Heroes

Mubarak Is Free!

I don’t believe in fate. That much is probably obvious.  I do think that a mind that believes something strongly enough will work, sometimes subconsciously, to make things happen. I think when like-minded people suddenly find themselves amongst each other, the reality is, their like-minds brought them there. Fate… fate is just a cop-out. My whole

Yes, Mubarak is Free – Here’s What He Had To Say #MubarakIsFree

Mubarak Is Free!

Keeping Mubarak’s release from the public to ensure his safety served futile. We are excited and elated that he is free, but it’s not over yet. I am overjoyed and proud to be able to post some of his words here, which were published at “I have chosen to put things behind me for the

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Every Atheist Needs: American Jesus

Bad Religion - Recipe For Hate

If you’re not a fan of the greatness that is Bad Religion, you’re probably cocking your head right now, going, “dafuq, Mom? Why do we need Jesus?”. You can relax, because you don’t. What you need is American Jesus. American Jesus is a brilliant song by the punk band Bad Religion. The band is fronted […]

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Guest Post: Statement from Leo Igwe on #FreeMubarak

Leo Igwe

For those of you who may not know of Leo Igwe, he is a well known humanist and human rights activist in Nigeria. Here is just a sampling of his resume highlights: Leo was the representative for the International Humanist and Ethical Union in West Africa for many years. He has been appointed a research