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Every Atheist Needs: The Red Pill

The Red Pill

I know I’m going to cop a lot of heat for this, but I would hope that if the headline already has you burning with rage, you might take a minute to calm down and then consider the possibility that I might have something reasonable to say on this topic. I spent a long time fighting

Every Atheist Needs: Eagles Of Death Metal: Nos Amis

Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis

Just over a year ago, we watched as religious fanatics attacked our most beloved institutions: rock & roll, sport & food. In Paris, the very soul of western culture was being terrorized, brutalized and slaughtered in the name of a raging mythological creature and the promise of his blissful playground in the sky. The joy we

Every Atheist Needs: Je Suis Charlie

Je suis Charlie

I never knew there was a dog present during the massacre at Charlie Hebdo last year. Lila, the cocker spaniel who came to work with her owner, Eric Portheault, looked on as the humans in her life fell one by one. Guided by instinct, she lay on Portheault’s face as he play dead on the

Every Atheist Needs: Making a Murderer

making a murderer

Warning: There are potential spoilers in this post. By now, if you haven’t heard of Netflix’s documentary series, Making a Murderer, you’re either dead or in a cult. The story of the convictions of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey was trending for days after its release on Netflix. This fact alone makes this documentary groundbreaking… I’ve been studying

Every Atheist Needs: Kumaré

Kumaré

If you had the opportunity to make a lot of money and be madly revered by throngs of people, just by telling a few fibs, would you do it? Because you can, and it’s pretty easy. Vikram Gandhi set out to prove it with his documentary film, Kumaré, and even he was amazed at how

Every Atheist Needs: An Honest Liar

James Randi

We’re all familiar with James Randi. We’ve basked in the glory of his takedown of Peter Popoff and cheered when he made Uri Geller look foolish. We loved his daring escapes and perplexing magic tricks. We adore his reason and there is probably not a skeptic on Earth who hasn’t, during heated debate, referred to the Randi Foundation’s

Every Atheist Needs: Going Clear

Scientology

My stepdaughter and I have this ritual when she comes over. On a Friday or Saturday night, after the little one has gone to bed, we wait for Godless Dad to inevitably fall asleep, and send him to bed, too. Then we pop some corn and turn on parade of horror flicks, which we proceed

5 Ways CNN’s Special On Atheism Could Have Been Good

cnn atheists

It opens with, “they say there is no God” and already we know they’ve got it all wrong. Between referring to Dawkins as the “Father of atheism” and the insistence of interviewing only those who mimic religion in their absence of it, the entire CNN special last night was a bust. While there were moments

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Every Atheist Needs: Particle Fever

Particle Fever

Saturday night found Godless Dad and I surfing Netflix, trying to navigate their completely insane organization method, when we found this documentary. Particle Fever is a film about the discovery of the Higgs particle and takes place at CERN over the course of quite a few years. The film has no shortage of breathtaking shots

Follow Friday: My Buddy The Rat, Mr. McAfee & A Documentary Binge #FF

Mom, Dad, I'm an Atheist

You may have noticed that I posted my Atheist Life Hacks yesterday, when I usually post them Friday. That’s because I want to do a more in-depth Follow Friday here on my blog. I find that not many people actually follow the people I recommend if I send out a Follow Friday tweet and I