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Space Cadet Senator Fighting Porn Remotely From Planet Kolob

porn under fire in Utah

The salty state is not exactly known for it’s level-headed reason and skepticism, so when this story about one man’s quest to scrub the internet of porn crystallized in Utah, I was hardly surprised. The most sexually deviant state is looking to cleanse itself – not from the image of conman worshippers or incestuous polygamists

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Atheist Life Hacks: How To Break Up With Your Boyfriend’s Mom

Gallagher Lake

I met him at school. I was pretty shy, so I didn’t really say much to him. I thought he was cute though, so every time he passed me, my heart would climb up into the back of my throat. I’d gulp and flash him some puppy dog eyes and hope he didn’t notice my

Atheist Life Hacks: How To Get Your Baby To Sleep

My happy man

My son was born in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. At the time, we lived in a small, one bedroom condo just off la Carretera Federal. It was brand new, with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The tiled floor was the brightest, shiniest white and the trim was all made of dark wood. We had

Every Atheist Parent Needs: SumDog

SumDog

I used to be one of those disgruntled teenagers in math class wondering aloud when I would ever have to use this absurd algebraic equation in real life. It’s probably the most common complaint amongst kids and teens learning complicated math lessons. To be honest, I hear the same thing from adults every now and

A Step By Step Guide To Getting Your Religious Family To Stop Indoctrinating Your Kids

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This is probably the most common question I get asked, whether it be on Twitter, email, Facebook or Instagram. “How do I stop my mom from turning my kids into believers?” It’s endless, the number of you who are trying to raise little critical thinkers and are being actively undermined by the very people who

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5 Questions For Atheist Parents

Atheist parents

I found this post on Reddit, and decided to answer these questions for you, here. They are, for the most part, good questions. I’d love to hear your answers, if you want to post them in the comments. 1. Are you firm in your disbelief in God or are you agnostic? I am an agnostic-atheist

Atheist Life Hacks: How To Explain The Paris Attacks To Your Children Without Cultivating Hatred

Tour Eiffel - Paris

My son knows all about Paris because his paternal grandfather is head over heels in love with the city. A couple of years ago, my father-in-law and his wife traveled to Paris and spent a month there. A documentary filmmaker, my FIL filmed hours upon hours of footage of the gorgeous city. He brought home

Every Atheist Parent Needs: Code.org

code.org

My son came home the other day and went straight to the iMac we have set up in our living room. I watched him as he loaded Chrome, to make sure he was headed somewhere kid-friendly, and typed in “Code.org” to the address bar. “What’s that?” I asked. “Just games. I’ll show you.” He replied

Every Atheist Needs: How To Raise Your Children Biologically

Parenting is one of the hardest endeavors… it’s so rewarding, and worth every moment, but it’s hard and full of second-guessing. Nothing has the power to make you doubt yourself quite like loving a tiny human. Books about parenting, I have found, have always been somewhat unrealistic, dull or religious. This one, however, was a

Every Atheist Parent Needs: BrainPOP

brainPOP

There are not many children who flourish in a school setting where rows of desks are towered over by a lecturing, monotonous teacher. Learning is fun… I’ve never quite understood why our schools are hell-bent on making it anything but fun. That’s why I send my son to a private Montessori school and it’s also